Currently at the Memorial & Museum

September 17, 2014
New Lesson Plans Available!
With the opening of Phases 2 and 3 of the Museum enhancements, new lesson plans are available for educators. These plans complement the new Impact & Healing and Investigation & Justice exhibits. Other resources and lesson plans are available in our For Educators section of the more »
September 15, 2014
Stakeholders Tour Museum Enhancements
Over the last two days Family Members, Survivors, Rescue Workers, Donors, Media, Friends and students have toured the newest additions to the Memorial Museum. These enhancements have added artifacts, video and interactive experiences that engage people of all ages as to the relevance of the lessons learned from the April 19, 1995, bombing. Starting Tuesday, September 16th, visitors will experience new stories and exhibits in the Impact & Healing, Investigation & Justice and Responsibility & Hope galleries. The Memorial overlook will provides a breathtaking view of the ever-changing downtown more »
September 11, 2014
We Remember 9/11
As we work to complete our Museum renovations in Oklahoma City, we stop to remember our friends in New York City, Shanksville and at the Pentagon on this 13th anniversary of such a horrific day in our country, 9/11. We have been honored to work with people from each of these communities and are grateful for the friendships and bonds formed in these shared experiences. You stood with us in our darkest hour and we continue to stand with more »

Museum to Close Sep. 8 - Sep. 15 for a
Week of Finishing Touches to the Enhancements
The Memorial Museum will be closed from September 8 - September 15 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 16 at 9:00am while we put the finishing touches on Phase II and III on nearly $8 million of Museum more »

AAM President Ford Bell Shares Insights With Memorial Trustees
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) President Ford Bell toured the Museum enhancements with Executive Director Kari Watkins. Following the tour, Bell addressed members of the Memorial Board of Trustees about the state of museums in America, and the importance of museums constantly evolving. He participated in strategic planning discussion regarding 20th Anniversary events, and the next 5 years of the Memorial's more »
August 20, 2014
Governor Chris Christie Tours Memorial and Museum
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Memorial Foundation Chair Susan Winchester and Executive Director Kari Watkins toured New Jersey Governor Chris Christie through the Memorial and Museum. Governor Fallin and Kari Watkins explained the significance of the symbolic elements of the Memorial and the signifigance of the enhancements the Museum is undergoing. The two Governors have a shared experience, their home states enduring times of loss and disaster with the bombing and Hurricane more »

Stakeholders Leave Their Mark
Over the past few days, Memorial Builders, Trustees, Staff, Designers and Construction teams have left their mark as part of the Museum Enhancements. Some stakeholders who made the enhancements possible, signed their names on pillars of concrete that will be covered, but their signatures will remain as a permanent more »

Museum Enhancements Progressing
The Museum enhancements continue to evolve. Construction of the Memorial Overlook is evident on the south end of the Museum, which will show visitors the Oklahoma City cityscape which serves as a living exhibit of the Oklahoma Standard. Completely re-imagined interactives and videos will complement new artifacts that will give visitors even more detail and insight into the Impact & Healing, Investigation & Justice, and Responsibility & Hope of the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. Current visitors can see the progress through windows into the new areas, and will still be able to see every single panel of content in the Special Exhibit more »

2014 Student Essay Contest
Now in its 14th year, the Memorial's Essay Contest allows students the opportunity to share their views on important topics while engaging them in the lessons of the Memorial. The 2014 Student Essay Contest uses a political cartoon and text passages to highlight the responsibility of the government to keep us secure in the context of our personal more »
June 09, 2014
Memorial Rated #1 on TripAdvisor
Thank you to all of our visitors from Oklahoma and around the world. TripAdvisor awarded the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum the 2014 Certificate of Excellence, signifying our consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers! more »

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