A Museum guide gestures as he stands in Memorial Hall near the 19.8-foot-long fragment recovered from the original 360-foot-tall radio and television antenna from atop the North Tower.  The guide is giving a virtual tour being filmed by another guide in the foreground of the image.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

2020 Annual Report: Education

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to providing relevant and engaging learning opportunities for students, teachers, families, and the general public.

Virtual Field Trips

A Museum employee in the foreground is shown from behind as she holds an i-phone up to record a guide leading a virtual experience on the 9/11 Memorial.

Starting in fall 2020, educators were able to take their students on live, interactive digital tours of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. These age-appropriate experiences are led daily by Museum educators via Zoom and offer the opportunity for questions throughout. More than 1,490 young people have participated in these new virtual field trips.

Lesson Plans

A grouping of elementary school students holding clipboard smile softly on an educational tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers lesson plans for students in grades 3 to 12 that address the 9/11 attacks, their ongoing repercussions, and the history of the World Trade Center. Lesson plans are organized by grade level and theme.

Telling Their Stories

Two eighty-foot tall steel columns, known as the Tridents, tower over the interior of the museum Pavilion. One World Trade Center points skyward outside the windows.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers a collection of first-person accounts of the attacks and their aftermath as a part of the annual Anniversary in the Schools webinar program. This year's webinar saw 344,146 participants from all 50 states and two US territories.

Activities at Home

Two girls are engaged in an art activity in a classroom setting while a woman sharing their table looks on attentively.

For parents and caregivers at home with children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum offered meaningful learning activities to do together that teach lessons about courage, compassion, resilience, and hope.