Learn and Explore from Home

Our sacred mission is to honor the 2,983 people killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 through commemoration, education, and inspiration. We fulfill this mission by welcoming millions to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and to our digital offerings. During this temporary closure, we invite you to join us for stories of inspiration and hope in this unprecedented time as we remain committed to honoring our mission to the fullest degree. 

Two eighty-foot tall steel columns, known as the Tridents, tower over the interior of the museum Pavilion. One World Trade Center points skyward outside the windows.
Photo by Jin S. Lee
Visitors walk around the 9/11 Memorial plaza in front of the Museum's facade on a winter day. The trees are bare.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Interactive Museum Experience

Explore the 9/11 Memorial Museum through this interactive video experience selecting different paths through the Museum’s vast spaces and exhibitions. 

Activities at Home

Inspired by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Activity Stations, these simple, collaborative activities offer step-by-step instructions for you to create your own artwork with materials you have at home.

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Webinar Stories

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers a collection of first-person accounts of the attacks and their aftermath as a part of the annual Anniversary in the Schools webinar program.

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The heavily damaged firetruck of Ladder Company 3 sits in the Museum. This close-up view shows the bright red vehicle’s twisted ladder and broken compartment doors.
Photo by Dan Winters

Inside the Collection

The collection houses more than 71,000 items, including three-dimensional objects, ephemera, textiles, artwork, and books and manuscripts. Explore examples of the Museum’s holdings including salvaged remnants of the World Trade Center buildings, personal effects and memorabilia, expressions of tribute and remembrance, and much more.

Response Art from Inside the Collection

In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, people around the United States and the world struggled with how to comprehend and respond to the attacks. Many turned to artmaking to honor the victims and mentally process the tragedy. This gallery showcases sculpture, painting, video, drawing, and collage works that offer a lens through which to interpret the events surrounding the attacks.

Mission to Remember: Conserving Objects

From handwritten notes on scraps of paper to massive beams of World Trade Center steel, each item in the Museum's collection has a unique story to contribute to the narrative of 9/11. Furthermore, our conservators face the challenge of preserving significantly damaged objects whose meaning is often found in the damage itself. Learn more about our conservation efforts in our Mission to Remember video series.

Visitors look at artifacts in the Museum's Historical Exhibition, including a large steel trident from a facade of the Twin Towers.
Photos by Jin S. Lee

Exhibitions

The Museum tells the story of 9/11 through artifacts, imagery, personal stories, and interactive technology. Learn about the core exhibitions, special exhibitions, and rotating galleries in the Museum’s 110,000 square feet of space.

The Stories They Tell

In this video series, family members, survivors, first responders, and recovery workers discuss the 9/11 history they are helping to preserve through the material they have shared with the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

MEMO Blog

The official blog of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum features stories of commemoration and memorialization, inspirational moments of sacrifice and survival, and information on our programming, special events, and ways to get involved.

A man with salt-and-pepper hair and a sportcoat is standing and smiling while being interviewed in front of a video camera.
Photo by 9/11 Memorial Staff

Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

This interactive program, offered every year on and around the 9/11 anniversary, connects participants with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration. Webinars from past years with additional stories can be viewed as well.

Lesson Plans

Explore a host of inquiry-based lesson plans for K to 12 students and their teachers.

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Oral Histories

The oral history collection tells the story of 9/11 through recorded interviews.

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Three men and a woman take part in a moderated discussion on 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.
Photo by Monika Graff

Public Programs Archive

You can explore past programs and learn more about the continuing impact of 9/11 on the world today with the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s archive of public programs.

Resources

Access museum resources including interactive timelines, oral histories, and 9/11 primary sources to learn more about the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing, 9/11 and its aftermath.

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Become a Member

Support our mission and receive exclusive admission benefits including free and expedited entry for you and your guests. 

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