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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Norman
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Category: Family / Kids
620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73102 405-235-3313
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Oklahoma City National Memorial: Remembrance & Museum

Dedicated to the people who perished and those who survived the brutal bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19th 1995, no trip to OKC is complete without visiting this hallowed space. The Oklahoma City National Memorial stands in the wake of the building itself, accented with symbolic sculptures and a reflecting pool. Some of the most moving sights are the Survivor Tree and the Field of Empty Chairs. The Memorial Museum has an interactive self-guided tour through the story as it happened chronologically in history giving people a clear understanding of that days events. Beginning with the seeds of American terrorism, it concludes with a powerful message of hope.
 

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Hours

  • Memorial - 24/7
  • Museum - Monday-Saturday 9 am-6 pm; Sunday 12 pm-6 pm
 
 

Prices

  • Memorial - FREE
  • Museum - Adult $15; Senior (62+) $12; Military & Students (with ID) $12; Children (ages 5 & under) FREE
 
 

Events

  • OKC Stair Climb 
  • Ride to Remember
  • Student Essay Contest
  • International Design Competition
 
 

Activities

  • Reflection
  • Sightseeing
  • Education
  • Photography
 

FAQs

  • How long does a visit to the Oklahoma National Memorial & Museum typically last?

    There is no time limit as the experience is personal for every visitor, but typically each visit is about an hour and a half. The last ticket is sold at 5 pm as the museum closes at 6 pm.
  • What are all the empty chairs for?

    The Field of Empty Chairs contains 168 chairs arranged in 9 rows to represent the people who perished on the day of the bombing, as well as the number of floors in the building. The names on each seat correlate with those killed on that floor, while the small chairs represent children.
 

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