At the core of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum’s mission are efforts to educate about the impact of violence, as well as advocate for violence prevention. Our legislature was integral in passing progressive legislation to ensure the Oklahoma City bombing is taught in all U.S. and Oklahoma history classes in the state.

For Educators and Students


Uncover-Discover STEM Lab

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is committed to creating a multimedia experience that excites and encourages students to pursue STEM careers. The Uncover-Discover Lab integrates STEM concepts with history in a highly interactive environment that stimulates learning and connects the past with the future. The Uncover-Discover Lab is an academically oriented experience that is geared toward middle and high school students. #UDiscoverLab


First Person: Stories of Hope

First Person: Stories of Hope is a program that provides students and Museum visitors an opportunity to hear from people whose stories not only meet that mission, but also allow the audience to experience history – and the Oklahoma Standard – from those who lived it. Speakers include family members, survivors, first responders, journalists, judges, FBI agents, and others directly impacted by the bombing or involved in the investigation and trials.


Student Essay Contest

The Memorial’s Student Essay Contest allows students the opportunity to share their views on relevant topics while engaging them in the lessons of the Memorial.


Lesson Plans & Resources

By teaching about the bombing, educators help their students learn about a significant part of the history of our state and nation, as well as important life lessons – that choices have consequences, that violence does not solve problems or effect change, and that each of us must do our part to make the world a better place.