There is a Walking Tour: The Museum's walking tours explore the Lower East Side and the American immigrant experience. Featured walking tour is currently "Foods of the Lower East Side".
There is interaction: Visit with a costumed interpreter playing one of the residents of 97 Orchard Street.
Tenement: A tenement is, in most English-speaking areas, a substandard mult-family dwelling in the urban core, usually old and occupied by the poor.
New York City didn't invent the Tenement, they exist all over the world.
In Buenos Aires the tenements, call conventillos.
In Germany, the term corresponding to tenements is Miet(s)kaserne.
Germany Mietskaserne in 1959