The budget to build the three-component memorial and seed the endowment was $29.1 million. This money raised included more than $17 million in private funds, $5 million federal dollars and more than $7 million in state funds.
The national memorial has drawn visitors from all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries. It is an affiliate of the National Park System, but it is owned, operated and maintained by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation.
The national memorial does not receive any annual operating funds from the federal, state or local government. Museum admissions, store sales, the OKC Memorial Marathon, earnings from an endowment and private fundraising allow the Memorial and Museum to be self-sustaining.
The top two priorities are remembrance and education.
Kari Watkins, executive director of the national memorial, said the legacy is not the bombing, but rather how "we came out of it."
"The city my kids enjoy is different, and that's because the simple, kind, positive actions of people can make a difference," she said.
-10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
-10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays (May through October)
-Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays
-Closed Mondays and major holidays
-"La Serenissima — Eighteenth-century Venetian Art," from North American collections; Sept. 9-Jan. 2
-University of Oklahoma professor Jonathan Hils' "Intersection" exhibit; Sept. 9-Jan. 2
-George Nelson modern furniture exhibit; Feb. 3-May 1
Jill Downen's "Counterparts" exhibit; Feb. 3-May 1