Artifact Cards Debut as Part of 9/11 Memorial Education Program

Artifact Cards Debut as Part of 9/11 Memorial Education Program

Children visiting the Museum participate in Activity Station program. Photo by Jin Lee.

Beginning this Saturday, artifact cards will be distributed during the Activity Station program in the 9/11 Memorial Museum's Education Center. Intended for ages five through 12, the cards are part of a pilot program and were designed to be used by both children and their caregivers while visiting select artifacts in the Museum's exhibition spaces.

The activities are designed to foster an understanding of different Museum objects by including background information, observation questions, drawing and thinking exercises, and activities to do at home. The pilot program was inspired by the number of children visiting the Museum with adults and those not be able to participate in the various educational programs offered in the Education Center.

Following the completion of the pilot program, the artifact cards will be available online for those who may not have the opportunity to visit the Museum.

By Christine Murphy, Administration / Researcher