UPDATE: The permanent and special exhibits at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are open to the public. Our Research Room is currently closed. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at email@example.com. Please check our website or archives.gov/coronavirus for updates on operating hours and status.
Regular Museum Hours
- Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekday afternoons are the least crowded. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Tickets must be reserved or purchased in advance online at tickets.bushcenter.org. Each ticket admits one visitor into all permanent and special exhibits and includes all special Library and Museum programming on the day of attendance. Email the Box Office or call (214) 200-4306 for ticket issues or assistance with the online system.
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Discounted groups rates on admission tickets are available for reservations of 20 or more visitors. For more information about group visits, please click the above link. For adjustments to scheduled group visits, contact Visitor Services.
Directions & Parking
Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, the physical address is 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205. Parking, including accessible parking, is available in the parking lot immediately across from the Museum entrance on SMU Boulevard. Payment may be made by credit or debit card upon exit from the lot. The Museum is also accessible using the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) System using the Orange, Red, or Blue lines. See Directions & Parking for maps, driving directions, DART public transportation information, and parking information.
To make your experience safe and enjoyable, be prepared for the Security Check. The Bush Presidential Library is a U.S. Federal agency; weapons are not allowed. Upon entry, all visitors must pass through a security check with a metal detector. All weapons, including guns, knife blades exceeding 2.5" in length, multipurpose tools, and stun-guns, will be confiscated and not returned. All bags are X-rayed, and possibly, searched. Bags larger than 19" tall x 10" wide x 9" deep must be stored in the coat room. Ask a Docent for assistance.
Flash photography is prohibited in most areas of the Museum. Ask a Docent if there are photography restrictions in the special exhibits.
Please be aware that events and activities at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum may be filmed and/or photographed. Your attendance constitutes authorization of the use of your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the Library, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.
Check out the Bush Presidential Center's App for Apple iphone and ipad as well as Google Play. The app includes information about the Museum, such as exhibit galleries, video and audio guides, and ticket and tour information for planning a visit. The app is accessible in English and Spanish and it is ADA compliant.
Visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult at all times. Chaperones must remain with younger visitors when in the exhibit galleries, classroom, Cafe 43, the courtyard, and Museum Store as well as when on the Bush Center grounds.
The Bush Center Museum Store offers memorabilia, apparel, and gifts. For details, call 214-200-4304.
Native Texas Park
Located on the grounds of the Bush Center, this 15-acre urban park is free and open to the public every day of the year, from sunrise to sunset. Self-guided tours with a Landscape Education Map and Guide are available.
Dining & Lodging
There are two restaurants at the Bush Center: Cafe 43 and the Courtyard Cafe. Visitors may also picnic in the Native Texas Park. Food and beverages, including candy, gum, and water bottles, are prohibited in the Museum.
Overnight accommodations are available within walking distance and several national hotel chains are short drives from the Library and Museum.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
Visitor Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org