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.

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.

Prosecuting Domestic Terrorists

Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m.
Mary McCord of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and Seamus Hughes of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism discuss what constitutes “domestic terrorism” and the challenges in prosecuting it.

New York Stories: Danny Meyer

Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer shares his own 9/11 experience as a midtown resident and business owner. He reflects on a post-9/11 industry-wide initiative to breathe life back into New York City’s restaurant culture; a dual mission to serve a devastated city and keep the industry afloat.

Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden

Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m.
Robert Cardillo
, then-principle deputy director for National Intelligence, and Nicholas Rasmussen, then a senior staff person on the White House National Security Council, offer an inside-look at the inter-agency collaboration behind the successful raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

The Abbottabad Papers

Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Nelly Lahoud, a senior fellow in New America’s International Security program, who has read all the documents seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, discusses her forthcoming book about what these materials reveal.

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.

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.