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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.


Tickets must be reserved or purchased in advance online at 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.

Through 1/3/2022
  Senior (62+)
  Youth (13-17 years)
  Child (5-12 years)
  Infant (0-4 years)
  College Student (non-SMU)
  SMU Student, Faculty & Staff
  Military (Retired)
  Military (Active Duty)


Dallas CityPASS

Spend less, experience more! Save on admission to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, plus three more top city attractions: Perot Museum of Nature & Science, and Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over a 9-day period. Purchase CityPASS online for immediate, paperless delivery to your mobile device. 

Group Deals

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 at

School Field Trips

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. Visit Plan Your Field Trip for scheduling, chaperone requirements, lunch options, and other information.



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.

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Brochure for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum available to download.