I'll be in NYC later this month with my kids (ages 9 and 11). I have booked 9/11 Memorial tickets but am now rethinking whether we should go. While I'm sure it would be very moving for me, I think the kids may be a little young to grasp the significance of the memorial. We only have 2 1/2 short days in NYC so this may be better saved for a future trip when they are older and can understand better what happened (since the older one was only 6 months when it happened and the younger one not even born). From what I've read the security just getting is isn't a cake walk either. If we did go, I'm sure the kids would be well behaved and understand it is a somber site and not a 'tourist attraction' though.
So I'm just wondering if anyone has taken their tween aged kids there and if the would recommend it?