Youth and Families
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers a variety of programs for visitors with children. All activities use age-appropriate language to help children learn more about 9/11 and how people responded to the attacks. Visit the events calendar for up-to-date program offerings.
Join us for drop-in programs connected to specific artifacts and themes in the Museum. Designed to spark conversations between children and their caregivers, our current activities offer age-appropriate entry-points into the history of the World Trade Center and 9/11 and its aftermath.
Available Saturdays during the school year and during extended school holidays in the Museum’s Education Center.
9/11 Memorial Art Cart
Join us at the 9/11 Memorial Art Cart to participate in free, self-guided activities. These activities will help children discover the stories and symbolism behind the 9/11 Memorial and the rebuilt World Trade Center site.
The Memorial Art Cart is available weekdays during the summer at the 9/11 Memorial.
The 9/11 Memorial Art Cart is made possible in partnership with the New York Life Foundation.
Youth and Family Tours
Visiting with kids? Join this age-appropriate program that explores the design of the Memorial, the events of 9/11, and how we commemorate the attacks. The tour includes the Memorial, the Museum, and an interactive activity. It is offered during spring break and in the summer months. All tour participants must have a ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Talking to Children about 9/11
Terrorist attacks and acts of violence in the United States and around the world evoke strong emotions and prompt understandable questions. Children might be feeling these emotions and considering these questions for the first time. The following tips have been prepared as broad guidelines to help parents and adult caregivers navigate these difficult conversations.