The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial alongside the interactive museum commemorate those individuals who died during the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995. Five years after the bombing, the memorial was dedicated to honor the victims. The interactive museum was dedicated a few months after to tell stories of each bombing victim.
To further enhance how the museum engages with the public, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum will be planning an $7 million renovation project. The museum will be upgraded with expansions including more facilities and added insights.
Renovation is expected to last for 11 month. Currently, the museum is starting with the first part of the five-phase project. Expected completion month will be November 2014.
Based on the master plan, the museum will be expanding the Gallery of Honor to accommodate videos from family members of the victims. Investigation evidence will also be displayed to give insights on how the said bombing happened. Added facilities include an overlook balcony, which provides an added view of the memorial. More artifacts and stories will also be added to the museum.