Welcoming Students to the Museum Through Virtual Field Trips

  • January 14, 2022
Back view of a blonde woman with a ponytail in a navy blue shirt recording a co-worker, dressed in a navy blue top with black leggings, as she speaks outside of the Museum.

Members of our Education staff at the Memorial, leading a virtual field trip for students via Zoom. 

Spring reservations are now available for virtual field trips, allowing students to explore the Memorial & Museum from anywhere in the world. Tours are led by Education staff via Zoom and are conducive for all learning environments, whether in the classroom, blended, or remote. These interactive tours offer the opportunity for participants to ask questions and make observations in real time. 

The Virtual Field Trips page has all the information to book a trip, including schedule, pricing, and available accommodations. We are extremely excited to announce that, thanks to public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, virtual field trips are FREE for New York City schools for the spring semester. Proof of eligibility will be determined by school zip code and confirmed by Museum staff. 

The following programs are offered: 

The Virtual Memorial School Tour, Grades 3-5 is a 45-minute age-appropriate exploration of artifacts inside the Museum that helps to reveal the stories they tell. Students will learn about what happened on 9/11 and consider how people selflessly responded in the aftermath of the attacks. Offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. EST 

The Virtual Museum School Tour, Grades 6-12 is a 45-minute interactive experience. During the program, students explore artifacts and exhibitions inside the Museum to understand what happened on 9/11 and in its aftermath, and to consider the ongoing repercussions of the attacks. Offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. EST 

By 9/11 Memorial Staff 

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