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The 9/11 Memorial Museum Opens This Week!

9/11 Memorial Museum


Big News: The 9/11 Memorial Museum opens this week on May 21, 2014.  This museum will tell the story of 9/11 in 110,000 square feet of exhibition space through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. The 9/11 Memorial Museum will serve as the country’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001.

9/11   Memorial   Museum:   Exhibits

The Museum’s growing collection of diverse materials includes artifacts, photographs, audio and video tapes, personal effects and memorabilia, expressions of tribute and remembrance, recorded testimonies and digital files and websites related to the history of the World Trade Center, the events of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, and the repercussions of these seismic attacks. ” –

Read more about the exhibits here. 

Previews of exhibits have been shared on the 9/11 Memorial Museum Twitter Feed. A few examples are below:

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A  vest, lanyard, & booties worn by Nikie, a golden retriever therapy dog stationed at Ground Zero. photo: Twitter @Sept11Memorial

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Welles Crowther, identified as the “man in the red bandana” rescued people in the South Tower on 9/11 photo:  Twitter@Sept11Memorial

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A portion of the Last Column at the @Sept11Memorial museum. photo: Twitter @StephanieKrom, retweeted by @Sept11Memorial

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“Quilt made of little pics of those that perished” Photo: Twitter @DebbiAlmontaser , retweeted by @Sept11Memorial

9/11   Memorial   Museum:   How   to   Get   Tickets

School Groups:  The reservation team at Scholastica Travel will make all arrangements for you to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum as part of your group package.  Please note that visitor’s passes will no longer be required to visit the memorial  but will be required to visit the museum. All school groups require one chaperone per ten students visiting the museum.  In September 2014, the Museum will offer special programming for schools, including guided tours and workshops. More information will be provided soon. 

Individuals:  Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased here.  Admission is free for all visitors on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The last entry is at 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available for online reservation two weeks in advance of each Tuesday evening starting at 9 a.m. Same day tickets are available at the ticket windows starting at 4 p.m.

For all other dates and times, the following prices apply:

Adult: $24.00

Senior (65+): $18.00

U.S. Veteran: $18.00

U.S. College Student: $18.00

Youth (7-17): $15.00

9/11 Family Members: Free

Museum Members: Free with valid membership

9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers: Free with Registration

*Children under the age of 6 are free.

9/11   Memorial   Museum:   Enhance Your Experience

Guided Tours

One way to enhance your experience of the 9/11 memorial museum is to join a staff member on a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum, examining authentic artifacts to understand what happened on 9/11, how people responded in the aftermath of the attacks, and the history and rebuilding of the World Trade Center. Tours are oriented for adult and teenage visitors. Available daily.

Please let your Scholastica Travel consultant know if you would like this included as part of your visit to New York City. We will make your arrangements. 

9/11 Museum Audio Guide App 
Enhance your visit by using the official audio guide. The guide provides themed audio tours featuring stories from the day of 9/11 and the recovery at Ground Zero. It also presents details of the Museum’s archaeological elements and architectural designs of the Memorial and the Museum.  This Audio Guide App can be downloaded here.

Self-Guided Tour Pathways

The museum has developed a number of suggested pathways through the museum to enhance your self-guided experience. View the suggested pathways here. 

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