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The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are open to the public. The Research Room is open by appointment only, which must be scheduled by 3:00pm if wishing to visit the next business day. Schedule a virtual orientation prior to booking travel. We respond to written requests for records at Please check our website or for COVID updates.

Welcome from the education program of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum! It is part of the Library and Museum’s mission to encourage students of all ages to learn more about the Presidency, the First Lady, American history, and government as well as to serve as a resource for the study of the life and career of President George W. Bush. The education program is developing engaging, hands-on classroom resources; programming for professional development; field trip planning information and much more, all for teachers, parents, and visitors.

You teach a child how to read and write, but you also teach a child how to think and hope.

Mrs. Laura Bush, April 20, 2005 

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush Listen as Student Janea Bufford Reads Aloud at Moline Elementary School in St. Louis, Missouri

Our Education Program is creating Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)-aligned lesson plans and activities that are ready-to-use for teaching by parents and educators.

President Bush leads students on a tour

The Museum offers free admission tickets to school groups if the field trip has been scheduled through Visitor Services at least one month in advance. Field trips are available Monday - Thursday during the academic school year.

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Our Traveling Trunks can supplement textbooks in new and exciting ways to interest students. While each trunk focuses on using primary sources in the classroom, they may be used outside of the social studies classroom and in cross-curricular instruction.

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