Oklahoma City Memorial & Museum Reopens With Changes Due To COVID-19


Wednesday, June 10th 2020, 3:47 pm
By: Kelsey Kernstine


The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum reopened Wednesday after months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kari Watkins, the museum's executive director, said they are taking extra precautions to ensure people's safety while visiting the museum.

"Every visitor who is here gets a stylus when they walk in so you can touch one of the 40 or so touch screens and the elevator button, you don't have to touch anything while you're here," she said.

Visitors will also be required to wear a face mask at all times inside the museum.

There will be a limited capacity at the museum and each group of visitors will be given a timed ticket.

Visitors can be assured that there will be extra cleaning in common areas, on door handles, handrails and in the restrooms.

Visitors will also get to see two new exhibits and be able to use an enhanced interactive mobile app.

"The augmented reality app is called 'Strong Together.' It really is a family member, a survivor, a first responder, a journalist, community citizen and you can decide what you're going to be, but it allows you to hear the stories for those folks who walked it firsthand,” Watkins said.

The memorial museum is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Parking is free and visitors are encouraged to buy timed tickets. Click here to buy tickets.