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 is open with reduced capacity, which provides Museum staff the opportunity to monitor and control crowd density and direct visitors where necessary. Social distancing markers will help people navigate the exhibitions safely, and masks are encouraged.
All visitors are able to experience In Memoriam, 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, Center Passage, and Foundation Hall.
The Atrium, Reflecting on 9/11, Rebirth at Ground Zero, 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.
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 January 2023