The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to providing relevant and engaging learning opportunities for students, teachers, families, and the general public.

Two young boys and two women observe FDNY Ladder 3 in Memorial Hall of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  One of the boys gestures toward the front of the red fire truck as the damaged rear can be observed in the background.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Our public programs explore 9/11’s continuing impact in the world. We currently offer online programs for students and teachers and youth and familiesOnline resources offer content and strategies for learning about the attacks and their aftermath.

Public Programs

Three men and a woman take part in a moderated discussion on the auditorium stage at the Museum. The woman is speaking, second from the left, as the three men listen. The black silhouettes of audience members are in the foreground.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is dedicated to deepening the public's understanding of 9/11’s continuing impact in America and around the world through film screenings, moderated conversations, and performances.

Students and Teachers

 Students observe the Spencer Finch installation.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers online programs for students and teachers interested in learning about and teaching 9/11 and its ongoing relevance. Offerings include virtual school programsteacher professional development workshops, our Anniversary in the Schools webinarfirst-person accounts from past webinar programs, and dynamic online lessons tailored by theme and grade level. We look forward to again offering onsite programs soon. 

Youth and Families

A teenage girl and a woman create a name impression at the Memorial by rubbing charcoal over a sheet of paper placed on an inscription. Other families beside them do the same along the bronze parapet inscribed with victims’ names.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers collaborative activities online for children and their caregivers that explore themes tied to 9/11 and today. Our guide to Talking to Children about Terrorism is a good starting point for discussions with young people about terrorist attacks in the United States and around the world.


A blue, steel river water valve sits on a concrete floor. Screws line the border of the circular valve. It is in the open position, allowing the viewer to see through to the concrete wall behind it.
Photo by Dan Winters

Use our interactive timelines, 9/11 primer, and oral histories to extend your research and deepen your knowledge about the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.