K-9 Courage Family Day

  • Saturday, February 1
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
A person in a FDNY Fire & Life Safety dog mascot suit greets a young visitor, whose arms are outstretched.

FDNY Fire & Life Safety mascot Hot Dog greets a young visitor. Photo by Ben Hider.

A family-friendly K-9 festival celebrates the opening of the K-9 Courage special exhibition, which explores the diverse contributions of the hundreds of dogs that participated in the response to the 9/11 attacks. This event features tours of the exhibition, dog-themed crafts and activities for families, special film screenings, and working dog demonstrations.  


  • A close-up photograph of a panting dog.
  • Museum visitors view framed photographs in the exhibition "K-9 Courage."
  • Museum visitors view framed photographs in the exhibition "K-9 Courage."
  • A dog handler performs a working dog demonstration in the 9/11 Museum auditorium.

From left to right: TSA K-9 Jana; Visitors explore the K-9 Courage special exhibition; Photographs by Charlotte Dumas on display in the K-9 Courage special exhibition; TSA Officer Besse and his K-9 partner Jana demonstrate how they work. Photos by Ben Hider.

From left to right: TSA Officer Besse rewards his K-9 partner Jana with her favorite toy; Photograph taken by Charlotte Dumas at Ground Zero; PAPD Officer Famiglietti answers questions about working with his K-9 partner Buck. Photos by Ben Hider.

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Through the second annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, now Fiserv, public programs in 2020 are made possible by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist & Craig Newmark Philanthropies, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin Corporation, SOS Security, and Verizon.