9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Hands-on BOSE Audio Tour

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9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Hands-on BOSE Audio Tour

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Located in the Meatpacking District, learn about the 9-month dig for the missing of 9/11 through the eyes of the Official Photographer at Ground Zero on an interactive, kid-friendly, and non-graphic experience separate from the 9/11 Memorial.

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  • Gain family-friendly and tasteful insights into the events of 9/11
  • Discover 100 uplifting BOSE Audio stories behind images and artifacts
  • View rare images taken by the official photographer at Ground Zero
  • Watch a 12-minute film and take the opportunity to hold rare 9/11 artifacts
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Head to Manhattan's historical Meatpacking District to experience the real Ground Zero. On this 90-minute visit to the 9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop, view rare images featured on international news and listen to the incredible audio stories behind the images that took place during the 9-month dig for the missing victims. See the moving images of 9/11 and listen to a detailed audio narration to learn about those who lost their lives by Gary Marlon Suson, the official photographer at Ground Zero. Mr. Suson was the only photographer in the world allowed full, round-the-clock access to every single area at the World Trade Center, including the dangerous subway tunnels below Ground Zero. Get your own BOSE audio system and headset featuring 100 special stories of 9/11. Kids have raved about the audio tour and parents are amazed at how it holds their child’s interest. Survivors and family members have donated dozens of intimate items, and their stories will truly open your eyes to the aftermath of that single day. Pick up and hold artifacts that represent the 9-month recovery efforts in Lower Manhattan as well as rare pieces of window glass and steel from the World Trade Center- no other museum in NYC allows you to hold rare artifacts. Receive an audio wand that tells a different piece of the story behind the massive recovery efforts at Ground Zero. View a 12-minute large-screen video before tuning into the audio headset for a self-guided tour. Additionally, benefit from an on-site guide who will be there to answer your questions.
  • Admission to 9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop
  • Interactive self-guided tour with guide assistance
  • BOSE audio tour featuring 100 stories
  • Free 5x7 museum mini-print (one per party)
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    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    The 9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop is located in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, accessible by the A, C, or E train. It is not located at the World Trade Center.

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    • Video recording

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    • Photos are allowed, however video photography is not permitted
    • Audio tours are available in French, Italian, English, and Spanish
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    4.5 / 5

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    It was very educational for my family.

    It was a very educational experience, for my whole family. My hubby and I took my 3 children and in my sons words it was epic . My 2 daughters said it was wonderful. They could not pick just one thing they liked about the workshop tour. They loved it all. They can't wait to go to school tomorrow to tell everyone about it. My son was so excited that he met Gary and got to hold the actual camera from ground zero. Thank you to Gary and the guide for making this trip even more fun for my kids. I don't think anof us will forget this experience. The Blain family Kristie, Dean, Natalie, Casey, and Kymberlie

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    April 9, 2017

    Great but expensive museum

    First be sure you go to the right place!! The museum is not at ground zero, it is in Chelsea. Second the door to the museum is easy to miss and the intercom to gain entry does not work properly so you have to persist. But your persistence will be rewarded, the museum, while very small (just the one room) is filled with fascinating items, photographs, and accounts of 911 and the ground zero site like no where else I know of. The introductory film really provides a great reminder and context for the museum, and the audio guide is filled with the kind of personal stories and insight into the collection that will really connect with you. When you arrive you think "2 hours seems too much time for this one room"... It is not! Every item, every picture, every story is compelling. Highly recommended. Expensive, but proceeds go to 911 charities.

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    January 30, 2014

    Compelling, respectful, a must do before you go to the reflecting pool

    This turned out to be one of the best activities of our vacation. W took our teenagers who were literally. Just babies when September 11, 2001 happened. The staff were very professional, knowledgeable, and caring in their presentation, this is sacred and somber. I highly recommend you come here and go through the process before you go down to Ground Zero and view the reflecting pools.

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    July 18, 2013

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