May 15, 2014
The National September 11 Memorial Museum was officially dedicated earlier today in New York City. The museum honors those killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and Feb. 26, 1993. The free 9/11 Museum Audio Guide is now available to download on the App Store. The guide provides themed audio tours featuring stories from 9/11 and its aftermath. Features include:
Naturally, the 9/11 Museum Audio Guide works best when one is actually visiting the museum. Nonetheless, it still serves as an important learning tool, no matter your location. The National September 11 Memorial Museum will open on May 21, 2014. According to its website, it will serve "as the country's principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11's continuing significance." You can download the app here.
- Witnessing History Tour: Narrated by Robert De Niro, this tour provides an overview of 9/11 and its aftermath. You’ll hear about the experiences of first responders, recovery workers, family members of those killed on 9/11, journalists, and others with stories to share. This tour is also available in American Sign Language, Chinese (Mandarin Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
- Discovering History Tour: Designed for children ages 8-11 years old and their families, this tour takes a close look at Museum artifacts and provides an age-appropriate recounting of the events of 9/11.
- Building History Tour: This tour features the voices of architects, recovery workers, and preservationists describing the archaeological remnants of the World Trade Center visible in the Museum, as well as information about the building and design of the original complex and this Museum.
9/11 Museum Audio Guide
National September 11 Memorial & Museum