The Museum tells the story of 9/11 through artifacts, imagery, personal stories, and interactive technology. Learn about the core exhibitions, special exhibitions, and rotating galleries in the Museum’s 110,000 square feet of space.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum reopened with reduced capacity on September 12, which provides Museum staff the opportunity to monitor and control crowd density, ensure visitors are wearing masks/face coverings, and direct visitors where necessary. Social distancing markers will help people navigate the exhibitions safely.
All visitors are able to experience the introductory exhibits on the ramp, the Survivors Stairs and Memorial Hall, Tribute Walk, the South Tower Excavation, the North Tower Excavation, the temporary exhibition K-9 Courage, In Memoriam, the historical exhibition, Center Passage, and Foundation Hall. The Atrium, the Auditorium, Reflecting on 9/11, Rebirth at Ground Zero, Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden, the Education Center, and certain alcoves within the historical exhibition are closed due to space limitations.
Audio guide rentals and interactives (e.g., touchscreens and audio wands) will not be available during the initial reopening period.
Historical Exhibition: September 11, 2001
This historical exhibition presents the story of 9/11 using artifacts, images, first-person testimony, and archival audio and video recordings. The exhibition is made up of three parts: the Events of the Day, as they unfolded; Before 9/11, which provides the historical context leading up to the attacks; and After 9/11, which addresses the immediate aftermath and ongoing repercussions of the terrorist attacks.
Memorial Exhibition: In Memoriam
The memorial exhibition honors the 2,977 individuals killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, at this site as well as at the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It also honors the six individuals killed in the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.
Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden
Based on unprecedented access to the agencies and people who conducted the hunt, Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden examines the intelligence and military activities that led to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was killed nearly 10 years after 9/11.
This exhibition gallery will reopen on May 1 and remain on view through January 2022. Visitors can also explore this exhibition online.
The newest special exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial Museum honors the hundreds of dogs that participated in the response to the 9/11 attacks.
On view until winter 2022