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Free Admission for First Responders

Event Date: Sep, 11 2021

In recognition of Patriot’s Day, Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12, all first responders and their families will get free admission to the museum, up to 4 guests per family.

Never Forget: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
On display now – January 2, 2022

This exhibit remembers and honors the 2,977 people killed in the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, including the first responders and courageous men and women that risked and sacrificed their own lives to save others. The names of each of these individuals, and their location at the time of the attack, cover the gallery walls with an 11-foot section of a World Trade Center i-Beam at the center.

Sept. 11 Weekend Programming

Saturday, Sept. 11

  • All Day
    • First Responders are FREE!
    • Free patriot pin for first responders.
    • Survivor Tree – Learn about the lone Callery pear tree that survived 9/11 and make your own survivor leaf with a message of hope.
    • What Happened on 9/11 – Watch a short, 10 minute video in the Orientation Theater that chronicles the timeline of 9/11 and stories of two brave survivors.
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: First Responder Badges
    Kids can make and wear their own first responder badge.
  • 11 a.m. – noon: Billy Forney Presentation in Event Center
    Hear the inspiring story of native Houstonian and 9/11 Survivor.
  • 12:30 a.m. – Moment of Silence
  • 1 – 3 p.m.: Virtual Talk with The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum in Event Center
    Discussions on the events of 9/11, along with personal stories from family members and first responders broadcasted from 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

Sunday, Sept. 12

  • All Day
    • First Responders are FREE!
    • Free patriot pin for first responders.
  • noon – 4 p.m.: Free Flight Simulators

Details on free admission:

  • All first responders and their families (up to 4 people total, including the first responder).
  • First responders must show a form of official ID for free entry.
  • First responder students/cadets may receive free admission for the student only.
  • Police, Fire, Coast Guard, Maritime Marines, and all EMS (contract, transport, etc.) are included.
  • First responders from all over, not just Houston, are included.

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