New York Times Lauds Memorial Museum's “Sensitive and Illuminating” Virtual Tours for Children

This panoramic shot is taking from southeast corner of the north pool of the Memorial, looking northward and upward toward the soaring One World Trade.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

The New York Times praised the 9/11 Memorial Museum's new virtual Memorial tours for families as "sensitive and illuminating" in a recent round-up of activities to do during quarantine.  

"Although the Sept. 11 attacks exemplified the human capacity for evil, they also inspired acts of extraordinary courage and compassion," the Times said, highlighting the tour for young people. "The 9/11 Memorial & Museum emphasizes those positive qualities in its new Live Virtual Memorial Youth Tours."

The live virtual tour, led by Museum staff using Zoom, takes place before the Memorial opens to the public, providing exclusive access to virtual tour participants. The tours highlight panoramic views of the rebuilt World Trade Center and delve into the meaning behind the 9/11 Memorial, the history of 9/11, and the powerful story of how people selflessly responded in the aftermath of the attacks.

While the 9/11 Memorial has reopened, the accompanying 9/11 Memorial Museum remains closed. Plans to resume operations for the Museum are underway and more information will be made available soon.

Tours are given in English; captioning and ASL interpretation are available upon request. Book a tour today.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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