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Plan Your Museum Visit

Museum Hours

    Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

Weekday afternoons are the least crowded. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


Purchase tickets online, in-person at the Admissions Desk, or by calling the Box Office at (214) 200-4306. Each ticket admits one visitor into all permanent and special exhibits along with all special Library and Museum programming on the day of attendance, as well as a handheld audio guide. Ticket questions or assistance with the online system, email Box Office or call (214) 200-4306. 

Dallas CityPASS Package

Save on admission to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, plus other top Dallas attractions such as the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, the Dallas Zoo, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Purchase online or at the Museum Admissions Desk. LEARN MORE.

Group Visit Deals

Groups rates are available for groups of 20 or more. 

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation

Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, the physical address is 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205. Parking, including handicap parking, is available in the parking lot immediately across from the entrance to the Library and Museum, on SMU Boulevard. The Museum is also accessible using the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) System (Orange, Red, or Blue lines).

Security Check

To make your experience safe and enjoyable, be prepared for the Security Check. The Library and Museum is a Federal agency; weapons are not allowed in the building. Upon entry, all visitors must pass through a security check with a metal detector. All bags will be X-rayed, and possibly, searched. All weapons will be confiscated and not returned. This includes all guns, all knives, multipurpose tools, and stun-guns. All bags larger than 19" tall x 10" wide x 9" deep require check-in to the coat room. Ask a Docent (volunteer guide) for assistance.


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Flash photography is prohibited. Ask a Docent (volunteer guide) if there are photography restrictions in the special exhibits. 

Self Guide 

Handheld audio guides are included in admission. Check out the Bush Center’s Mobile App, with information about the Museum galleries, films, and video and audio tours, prior to visiting the Museum.

Public Programming

See News and Events and Classroom-Resources for information about special Library and Museum programming.

Younger Visitors

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, Cafe43 and courtyard, and Museum Store as well as when on the Bush Center grounds.


Food and beverages including candy, gum, and water bottles are prohibited in the Museum.

Cafe 43
The Bush Center's Cafe 43 offers a full service restaurant featuring seasonal, locally-sourced menu items. Located near the main entrance, dining in Cafe 43 does not require admission to the Museum. Reservations are recommended; use Open Table or call 214-200-4302.
    Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Courtyard Cafe
The Courtyard Cafe, located in the Ceremonial Courtyard, offers daily specials, soups, salads, sandwiches, and beverages; outdoor seating only.
    Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

Museum Store 

The Bush Center Museum Store offers memorabilia, apparel, and gifts. For details, call 214-200-4304.

Native Texas Park

With a native Texas landscape in a 15-acre urban park, the grounds of the Bush Center reflect the President and Mrs. Bush’s longstanding commitment to environmental conservation and restoration. Self-guided tours along with a Landscape Education Map and Guide are available.


Overnight accommodations are available within walking distance and several national hotel chains are short drives from the Library and Museum.

Visitor Services

    Visitor Services Coordinator
    Phone: 214-346-1650
    Fax: 214-346-1699

We look forward to your visit!

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The brochure for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is available to download.