Adults Will Have to Pay $24 to Enter 9/11 Museum
Making it one of NYC's priciest museums
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2014 8:55 AM CST
In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, the National September 11 Museum is seen beyond the North Pool at the memorial in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

(Newser) – A somber visit to New York City's planned Sept. 11 museum will also be an expensive one. The board of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum yesterday voted to charge adults a $24 admission. That places it among the city's priciest museums (the Guggenheim is at $22, MoMA at $25), and the New York Daily News points out that unlike places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it's not a suggested donation, but a required fee. Memorial president Joe Daniels cited the lack of government funding to pay for operational costs. "A Museum admissions [charge] will also ensure the Memorial, which has had more than 11.5 million visitors since opening two years ago, will be free," as it currently is.

The AP reports that the museum is scheduled to open this spring; the total annual cost of operating the museum and memorial is estimated at $63 million. Families of Sept. 11 victims won't be charged, and there will be a three-hour free window each week. Philip Kennicott at the Washington Post writes that the price tag "just doesn’t feel right," and worries that the museum will feel pressure to be entertaining to justify it. He predicts that many people looking to pay their respects will skip the museum and do so at the free memorial. (Read the intriguing story of one of the items being prepped for inclusion in the museum, the "Angel of 9/11.")

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okaragozian
Mar 12, 2014 10:03 PM CDT
Skip this museum. This museum is for the rock-ribbed, bird-brained, "my country right or wrong" cult crowd. Go see the Museum of Sex instead.
jacval60
Jan 25, 2014 8:13 PM CST
Oh, I get it the Government caused 9/11 so Bush can get his war with Iraq,and now they are making money of of all the people that died in this missile attack, and plane attack. How sad is that? Look on Youtube there is a video of a 4 Star General that told of his Superior that told him the USA planned to attack Iraq he asked his superior why? Did they find any terrorist and was told no. The second time his Superior came to him he asked about Iraq again and he was told it is worse than you think. There is a list of 7 Countries they plan to take out(next 5 years) he told them why is there terrorists in those Countries. He said no agains, the General asked why and was told cause we have the ability(USA) to it. On that list it started with Iraq, Syria, Iran, and more I forgot all of them. So if the Rothschild's(England)) and Rockefellers(USA), Windsors(England), do not get their way they will cause a false flag to get it done like they did on 9/11. How did they get all the control? I suggest you look at The Secret Of Oz-English-free(youtube) to find out how Roman Fell and who was the blame of it. And the Banks now a days creates havoc in the world. Rothschilds run the Federal Reserve. Bankers are causing the fall of the USA,and the world and it is not the first time this video also goes back in history.
Kookey90
Jan 25, 2014 8:08 PM CST
"Pay $24 to Enter the 9/11 Museum?" Effective immediately this is off my "Must Visit" list. Not that it was ever there.