NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The $24 admission to the Sept. 11 Museum will be waived for all visitors on opening day, but advance reservations are required.

The first day free admission comes courtesy of Conde Nast. The media company will be an anchor tenant at 1 World Trade Center overlooking the 16-acre site.

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“Sponsorship of a day providing free access to the public is a great way for companies to show how committed they are to the rebirth of this site,” museum president Joe Daniels told 1010 WINS.

The National September 11 Memorial Museum is scheduled to open May 21. Officials say advanced reservations for tickets can be booked at

There will be no admission charge for relatives of Sept. 11 victims or for rescue and recovery workers. Children age 6 and younger will get in free. Admission will be free for everyone on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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The opening will follow a May 15 ceremony and a six-day dedication period. During the dedication period, the museum at the World Trade Center site will be open around the clock for 9/11 family members and rescue and recovery workers, Daniel said.

The museum includes two core exhibitions at the foundation of the trade center complex.

The museum’s regular hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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