Two women sit on stage during a public program in the Museum auditorium. Blue light fills the wall behind the stage.
Photo by Monika Graff

Upcoming Public Programs

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

While it is the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s sacred mission to honor the 2,983 victims of those killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, the health and well-being of our thousands of daily visitors and dedicated staff are of the utmost importance. In response to the guidance provided by our state and local governments regarding large public gatherings and in an effort to limit opportunities for the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will join our fellow cultural institutions throughout New York City in closing the Memorial and Museum, effective Friday, March 13, for a temporary period of time.  

Due to this temporary closure, all public programs are cancelled through the end of March. We will continue to provide updates, including potential rescheduling, as we learn more about this evolving situation. For more information visit

Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Reservations are required. 

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to accommodating visitors with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact for more information.

Dancing in Sacred Space

Monday, April 20, 7 p.m.
After 18 years, Battery Dance returns to the World Trade Center for a night of performance dedicated to the citizens of the more than 90 nations killed in the 9/11 attacks. This performance includes seven live dance works and live musical accompaniment.

This program is presented in partnership with Battery Dance.

No Ordinary Dog

Tuesday, April 21, 7 p.m.
In his new book, No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid, Will Chesney shares his story of working alongside military working dog Cairo as a member of SEAL Team Six and the emotional bond that formed between them.

A Decade of Homeland

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 7 p.m.
Ten years after 9/11, Homeland premiered on Showtime, bringing the complexities of post-9/11 homeland security, espionage, and counterterrorism to life on our television screens. Series creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon and star Claire Danes reflect on a decade of Homeland and the world that inspired it.

In Pursuit of Justice: Integrating Intelligence

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7 p.m.
Letitia Long
, director of the National Geospatial Agency (2010–2014), Fran Moore, director for Intelligence (now Analysis) at the Central Intelligence Agency (2010–2014), and Audrey Tomason Ward, former director for counterterrorism on the National Security Council discuss how collaboration within the intelligence community and with policymakers helped bring Osama bin Laden to justice.

Presented in partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency.

The ISIS Files

Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m.
New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi and Cole Bunzel from the George Washington University Program on Extremism discuss “The ISIS Files," a collection of 15,000 pages of documents left behind by ISIS in Iraq, and share how these documents have shaped our understanding of the terrorist group.

This program is presented in partnership with the George Washington University Program on Extremism.