Everyone will always remember where they were on September 11th, but for the next generation of children it will be an event before their lifetime, so what better way to let them understand what happened on the exact spot that it actually happened - at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is located on the site of the World Trade Centers, and over the few hours you will spend there, there are a number of exhibits and sites to look at.
The Main Exhibitions feature the historical exhibition, the memorial exhibition, and the Foundation Hall.
The historical exhibitions are split up into three sections: the day of 9/11, pre-9/11 and post-9/11. These exhibits tell the story of what happened on this fateful day, including the events not only at the WTC but at the Pentagon and Flight 93.
The memorial exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial Museum commemorates the lives that were lost. It's an interesting talking point for the family where they can realize that the event affected real people, with names and faces. Better suited for the older kids who can understand the history.
Last, there is the Foundation Hall which is a huge room which houses actual parts of the World Trade Centers
The 9/11 Memorial Museum also have film features that cover subjects of the attack, and how it changed the world.
A moving and interesting experience, recommended for children over 10 years but the more mature younger ones might find it interesting and a great learning experience.
Museum admission: $24
Museum admission: $15
Members & 9/11 families free. Discounts US veterans and seniors
The memorial is free, but you have to pay for the museum.
Some of the content might not be suitable for children under 10 years
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They offer guided workshops, programs for youth and self-guided general admission as part of their education programs
The Museum store has a range of gifts, DVDs, books, accessories and historic and educational material for you to take home
The Memorial and Museum are wheelchair accessible, and there are also options for visitors with limited hearing and sight
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Memorial: 7:30am - 9pm daily. Museum 9am open, 8pm close Sun to Thurs. 9pm Fri & Sat
All year round
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