Museums

Liberty Science Center http://www.lsc.org/lsc/ourexperiences/exhibits/skyscraper  - Skyscraper! provides an unprecedented look at the planning, design, engineering and technology of these amazing structures – and their impact on human culture, the environment and even local weather patterns. Attendees can walk a steel girder high above the exhibit floor, face down jet-powered hurricane force winds to test a building design, or take a quiet moment to reflect on the destruction of the World Trade Center, Skyscraper! leaves one with a new appreciation – and completely altered view – of the impressive New York City skyline that surrounds us.

Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum http://www.kidsbridgemuseum.org  - The Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum is located at The College of New Jersey. The museum and the college have collaborated to create a partnership to teach diversity appreciation and character education to elementary school children. The museum provides a learning lab experience and is open to bookings for elementary and middle school age groups.

National September 11 Memorial and Museum – http://www.national911memorial.org  - The Memorial and Museum honors the nearly 3000 victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. It recognizes those who survived and all those who risked their lives to save the lives of others. The impact of terrorism on our personal lives as well as on our local, national, and international worlds is demonstrated through the design and the Museum collection. The Memorial Plaza will be a green plaza surrounding Memorial pools sited in the footprints of the North and the South Towers. The Museum continues to gather a tremendous collection of artifacts, ephemera, digital media, photographs, videos/filmed material, artwork, tribute art, books, and archival material. The web site is rich in information and visual images.

The New York State Museum http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibits/longterm/wtc/  - The State Museum’s significant collection of material from the World Trade Center and objects from the international response to the events of September 11, 2001, tell the story of that day and its aftermath. The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response details the history of the World Trade Center, the September 11 attacks, the rescue efforts, the evidence recovery operation at the Fresh Kills facility, and the public response to the September 11th events. The exhibition includes many objects, images, videos, and interactive stations documenting this tragic chapter in New York and America’s history.

Tribute WTC Visitor Center http://www.tributewtc.org - offers visitors to the World Trade Center site a place where they can connect with people from the September 11th community. Through walking tours, exhibits and programs, the Tribute WTC Visitor Center offers “Person to Person History,” linking visitors who want to understand and appreciate these historic events with those who experienced them.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum http://www.ushmm.org - In addition to the rich diversity of resources on the Holocaust available on the USHMM web site, there is a plethora of information and materials to be found on current genocides, acts of terrorism, and other human rights violations (past and present) on the site. The museum’s Committee on Conscience reports on current human crises and provides podcasts and many recommended resources.