UPDATE: The Museum will be fully open to the public starting 25 May 2021 to view the Bush Institute’s special exhibit: Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants by George W. Bush and the permanent exhibit on the 43rd President of the United States. Research Services, and Public and Educational Programs will remain closed at this time.
Learn more about the Museum reopening, hours and admission, exhibits, and safety measures.
Museum Hours for Reopening: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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.
Purchase tickets online, at the Admissions Desk, or by telephone (214) 200-4306. Each ticket admits one visitor into all permanent and special exhibits, and includes a handheld audio guide and all special Library and Museum programming on the day of attendance. For ticket questions or assistance with the online system, email the Box Office or call (214) 200-4306.
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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 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 and 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, Cafe43, 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.
See News and Events and Classroom Resources for information about special Library and Museum programming.
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 Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
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