A woman holds up her hands as she speaks to a group of students at the Museum. To her right is one student who is holding a pencil and clipboard in her hands while looking down at something out of view.
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School Programs

The Museum offers a diverse set of inquiry-based programs that challenge students to think critically about a wide range of topics related to 9/11, as well as the option to self-guide. This page features information about available school programs, self-guided school visits, pricing, and getting here.

Video: School Programs Overview

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Reservations for guided school programs are now available from September 19, 2019, to December 23, 2019, using our online education booking portal. This portal allows registered users to view available dates and times and select programs. New users can request an account and returning users can access their information here.

Those interested in booking a self-guided school visit should contact group sales directly.

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School Programs

All programs include an introduction to the Museum in our education center followed by an educator-led tour of select artifacts.

EXPLORING 9/11 (Grades 6–12)

Explore what happened on 9/11 by investigating artifacts in the Museum to reveal the stories they tell. Students are introduced to the events of the attacks and challenged to consider their ongoing impact.

Common Core Standards met: RI 7; W 7; W 8; SL 1; SL 2; SL 4
 

MEMORIALIZING 9/11 (Grades 6–12)

Discover the many ways we remember 9/11 and how people from around the world responded in the aftermath by investigating exhibitions throughout the Museum.

Common Core Standards met: RI 7; W 7; W 8; SL 1; SL 2; SL 4
 

REPERCUSSIONS OF 9/11 (Grades 9–12)

Consider the ways in which the country has changed in a post-9/11 world. Students examine artifacts and other primary sources that encourage them to think critically about how 9/11 connects to the present day.

Common Core Standards met: W 1; W 9; R 1; R 7; SL 1; SL 3; SL 4

Note: This workshop requires students to have a basic knowledge of the events of 9/11 and includes a visit to the historical exhibition.
 

EXPLORING 9/11 FOR YOUNG LEARNERS (Grades 3–5)

Assume the role of a detective, looking closely at age-appropriate artifacts and images to understand what happened on 9/11 and how people responded after the attacks.

Common Core Standards met: RI 7; W 7; W 8; SL 1; SL 2; SL 4
 

FIRST RESPONDERS OF 9/11 (Grades 3–5)

Learn about the important role that first responders played on 9/11 using age-appropriate artifacts and images. Students create art focused on themes of heroism and remembrance to honor an individual in their own community.

Common Core Standards met: RI 7; W 7; W 8; SL 1; SL 2; SL 4
 

BUILDING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER (Grades 3–5)

Investigate the challenges faced by designers when they built two 110-story buildings in a busy city on the banks of the Hudson River. Through experiments and artifact inquiry, students discover the ingenious solutions behind the construction of the Twin Towers.

Common Core Standards met: W 1; SL 1; SL 2; SL 4

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2019–2020 School Year Pricing

All student programs are subject to capacity constraints and availability. Pricing applies to students and chaperones within required 1:10 ratio. Additional chaperones subject to general admission rates. Thanks to the generous support of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, grant funding is available for qualifying schools from the tri-state area. Visit the FAQ page for more information.

New York City Schools K–12
Museum visit and guided school program - FREE
Museum visit only - $8.00

Tri-State, Arlington, Virginia, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Schools K–12
Museum visit guided school program - $13.00*
Museum visit only - $12.00
*Guided school programs are free for a limited number of schools from New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

All Other Schools K–12
Museum visit and guided school program - $16.00
Museum visit only - $15.00

Tickets are nonrefundable. For questions or changes to your reservation, please contact the group sales department at (212) 266-5200 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. For questions related to workshop content, please contact schoolprograms@911memorial.org.

Conduct

We require that students and chaperones conduct themselves appropriately in the Museum. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the building.

Please be reminded that the Memorial and Museum are places of remembrance and quiet reflection. We ask that all visitors respect this place made sacred through tragic loss.

In addition to maintaining proper decorum, please follow the rules below when participating in our student workshops:

  • Do not touch objects unless invited to do so by our educators.
  • Turn off and stow all cell phones.
  • Refrain from photography unless invited to do so by our educators.
  • In order to ensure everyone’s safety, please stay with an educator at all times.
  • Food and beverages other than water are not permitted in the Museum.

Please check our visitor guidelines for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about class visits to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

Lesson Plans

Explore a host of inquiry-based lesson plans for K–12 students and their teachers.

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Anniversary in Schools Webinar

This 35-minute program tells the story of the 9/11 attacks through personal stories from first responders and survivors.  

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