A group of students in school uniforms looks up at a large inscription on the wall that reads “No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” The quote from Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid is surrounded by 2,983 unique blue tiles that comprise "Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning" by Spencer Finch.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Students and Teachers

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to providing students and teachers the tools to understand what happened on 9/11 and how the attacks continue to impact our lives.

9/11 Memorial & Museum Education Programs

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School Programs

We are now offering both on-site and virtual field trips for grades 3–12. Both are free to New York City school teachers and students.

Several students with clipboards walk through the Tribute Walk, a Museum space where art related to 9/11 is displayed.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Lesson Plans

These inquiry-based activities explore the history of the World Trade Center, the events of 9/11, the role that first responders played, and the many ways the country has changed in a post-9/11 world. 

A student with braided hair writes on a clipboard as a group of her classmates do the same behind her.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Anniversary Digital Learning Experience

Offered every year on and around the 9/11 anniversary, this interactive program, formerly known as Anniversary in the Schools, connects participants with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration. 

A woman in a pink dress stands underneath a boom mic in front of the Spencer Finch installation in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Digital Learning Experience 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 Digital Learning Experience program.

An instructor leads a teacher workshop at the Museum. He and a group of men and women are standing and facing forward as they observe an artifact.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Teacher Professional Development

Teacher workshops address the challenges of teaching difficult content and explore interdisciplinary connections to your curriculum through Museum tours, hands-on activities, and group discussion. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is an approved CTLE sponsor.

Four young women on a bench in the Museum. Two of them are writing on clipboards as the two others have a conversation.
Photo by Noaa Stoler

Teen Ambassador Program

The Teen Ambassador program is a yearlong, stipend-based, afterschool experience for students entering grades 10 to 12. It offers a behind-the-scenes look into the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the ongoing issues raised by 9/11.


The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Interactive Timelines

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Explore interactive timelines chronicling the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, 9/11, and the nine-month recovery effort at Ground Zero. Please note: The timelines contain sensitive content.

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Oral Histories

At a table in a dimly lit room, a woman with her hands on her lap sits across from a man with a pencil and paper. There is a lamp on the table and microphones are positioned in front of the man and woman.

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

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