Any food, gum or beverage other than water is not permitted inside the Museum.
Any food or other prohibited items will not be allowed past security. The Museum
does not have lunchroom facilities for students.
Your class may not enter the Museum early before your designated tour start time.
However, your class may stay at the Museum after their Student Workshop. We
recommend chaperones and students divide themselves into smaller groups as
large groups cannot be accommodated in exhibition spaces at the same time.
All students and chaperones are required to check their belongings if they tour the
Museum after their Student Workshop.
To expedite your entry, bring with you as little as possible. Students do not need to
bring anything; we will provide all necessary supplies for Student Workshops.
All items are screened in X-ray machines and all visitors will be asked to pass
through magnetometers. Click here for security screening details and prohibited
items. All self-guided groups need to secure backpacks and large coats in our coat
Student Workshops are scheduled for two hours, allowing 30 minutes for Museum
entry and 90 minutes for the workshop. Workshops begin at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.,
12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. There is no break scheduled for students during the
We cannot guarantee entry for late arrivals. Groups that arrive more than
30 minutes late for a Student Workshop will receive a tour rather than a workshop.
Groups more than 45 minutes late for a workshop will be cancelled and become a
Each Student Workshop takes place in the Education Center and specific sections
of the Museum that include relevant artifacts for each workshop. Student
Workshops do not include a visit to the Museum's historical exhibition, September
11, 2001, with the exception of the Repercussions workshop. The exhibition may
not be appropriate for visitors 10 years old and younger. If you would like to visit the
historical exhibition, the memorial exhibition, In Memoriam, or the Memorial Plaza
with students, please allow extra time after your scheduled Student Workshop.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum offers guided Student Workshops and self-guided
general admission as part of our education program. Click here for pricing
All student workshops and student tours are free for NYC schools. A limited number of free student workshops and student tours are available for schools in New York State (outside of NYC), New Jersey and Connecticut. General admission is not supported by the grant. Schools must participate in a student workshop or student tour to be eligible for the grant.
All workshops have a strict capacity limit of no more than 30 students. No group may exceed 35 persons total (due to fire code). Any changes in group size must be communicated to Reservations one day in advance of the trip. Required chaperones are covered by the grant. Any additional adults will be charged full admission. Required chaperones include:
- 1 adult per 10 children for general education classes.
- 1 adult per 5 children for special education classes.
- All 1 to 1 aides supporting individual students with disabilities.
All participants must have a ticket reserved in advance through the Reservations department. If a school arrives with more students or adults than originally specified, additional group members must purchase tickets at full price.
Please note, all student programs are subject to capacity constraints and availability. Groups using the grant funds that cannot make their visit must cancel within 14 days of their program or they will not be able to reschedule within the same semester. Schools that no-show will not be permitted to make reservations for the remaining school year.
Schools cannot book more than four programs per phone call or per booking form and must provide the contact information for each class of a teacher who will be present onsite during the visit at time of booking.
The maximum group size is 30 students, unless otherwise noted. Groups that arrive
with more than 30 students will become self-guided. If you arrive with more students
than your original reservation, additional tickets must be purchased onsite at the
workshop rate of $9 each.
We require one chaperone for every 10 students. Additional chaperones outside of
the 1:10 ratio are required to purchase tickets at the regular admission rate of $24.
If you arrive with more chaperones than your original reservation, additional tickets
must be purchased onsite at the regular admission rate. We recommend
no more than five chaperones per group.
Yes, the Museum offers pre- and post-visit lessons to prepare your students for their
Student Workshop and extend their visit from the Museum to the classroom.
For lesson plans and helpful tips for planning your visit, click here.