Welcome Back

We are delighted to welcome you back to the permanent and special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Café 43, and the Museum Store -- open now! The well-being of our visitors and staff is our top priority, and we have adjusted our visitor experience to meet current health and safety guidelines. We have resumed our regular hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

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Open and on Display

The Museum is open for viewing the Special Exhibit on Immigration in the United States, Out of Many, One and the Permanent Exhibit on the 43rd President of the United States, including a 22-foot piece of steel from the World Trade Center and a full-scale replica of the Oval Office. Research services, and public and educational programs will reopen at a future date.

About the Re-opening

  • Hours
    Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Tickets
    Timed entry tickets are required for entry and must be purchased online prior to arrival. You may purchase a maximum of six (6) tickets per visit. Visitors testing positive for COVID-19 (or guests who have a fever or are otherwise symptomatic on the date of their planned visit) should not visit the Museum and are eligible to reschedule their visit (pending space availability) or receive a refund. Please email [email protected] to reschedule or call (214) 200-4306. 

    Visitor Services Are Limited
    Food and beverage are not available in the Museum. A selection of retail items are available for purchase upon exiting the Museum. Retail items may also be purchased by visiting the Bush Center Museum Store at  BushCenter.org. Café 43, the Bush Center’s full-service restaurant, will be open for reservation only dining that will be in accordance with state and local requirements.

    Only one set of restrooms will be open and can be found on the main level. 

    Drinking fountains will be turned off, but visitors may bring in sealable water bottles. Drinking is prohibited in the Museum.

    Only service animals are allowed.

    Visitors agree to abide by the guidelines on the Museum's website and by all instructions posted in the museum or provided by staff during the visit. If a visitor or a member of their party fails to follow the Museum's guidelines and instructions, they may be denied entry or required to leave the premises. 

    Each of us plays a role in a successful and safe reopening. Thank you for your patience and commitment to honoring our new safety protocols.

    Other Services/Facilities will not be Available

    Including:

    • The Research Room/Research Services
    • The Situation Room Experience
    • Public and Educational Programs
  • COVID-19 Enhanced Safety Measures
    The Museum has implemented enhanced health and safety measures, but we cannot guarantee that any visitor will not contract COVID-19 while in the museum. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place at this time. The requirement for bag inspection and visitor screening on entrance will result in an inability to guarantee our security officers can maintain 6-foot social distance during these procedures.  Visitors to the Museum voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure. In the event of a reported COVID-19 exposure during their visit, the person making the reservation will be notified by the email they provided on their reservation and that person will be responsible for notifying all members of their party. 

    If you’re sick (or not feeling well), please visit us another time
    For the safety of all visitors and staff, anyone who is sick or has any sign of a respiratory illness should stay home. 

    Face Coverings
    Face coverings are recommended for all unvaccinated persons.  

    Entering the Museum
    Visitors must check their temperature before arrival on the day of the timed ticket to confirm that they do not have a fever.  Any visitor displaying visible symptoms of COVID-19 will be denied entry. In addition, guest temperatures will be monitored upon arrival by a remote diagnostic system. Any guest with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be denied entry to the museum.    

    Stay Six Feet Apart
    For your convenience, floor markers have been installed to indicate directional flow and proper spacing of individuals and groups. Practice social distancing during your visit by staying at least 6 feet from anyone not in your group.  Groups of no more than 6 will be able to social distance together. Children must stay with adults at all times.  Failure to follow social distancing procedures and mandatory face covering policy will result in removal from the museum. 

    Bring Your Own Device
    iPod Touch devices are no longer available for visitor use. Visitors are encouraged to download the Bush Center app on their personal device (iTunes    Google Play) and bring headphones to experience audio tours of the exhibit(s).

    Enhanced Cleaning Measures in Place
    The Museum is conducting enhanced cleanings of the museum and high-touch areas.  Hand sanitizer is available throughout the museum. 

    Contact Tracing
    The Museum may share your name and email address with a governmental health authority should that information be requested for a COVID-19-related reason. If a visitor reports that she or he was diagnosed with COVID-19 after visiting the Museum near your visit, the Museum will use your contact information to notify you. If you do not want your name or email address used for these purposes, please email us at [email protected] The Museum will not disclose your email address for any other purpose without your permission. 

    To enhance the safety and wellbeing of our community, we ask that anyone testing positive for (or expressing symptoms of) COVID-19 within 5 days of their visit notify the Museum by email at [email protected] Other visitors will be notified of potential exposure, but the identity of the person testing positive will not be communicated. 

    Visitors agree to abide by the guidelines on the Museum's website and by all instructions posted in the museum or provided by staff during the visit. If a visitor or a member of their party fails to follow the Museum's guidelines and instructions, they may be denied entry or required to leave the premises.

    Each of us plays a role in a successful and safe reopening. Thank you for your patience and commitment to honoring our new safety protocols.

  • Ticket Information and Entry Procedures 

    Timed entry tickets are required for entry and must be purchased online prior to arrival. You may purchase a maximum of six (6) tickets per visit. Changes are allowed on a ticket order at no additional charge. 

    Same day reservations are permitted.

    Guided Tours are unavailable.

    To assist in social distancing while inside the Museum, the maximum number of timed entry tickets an individual may reserve is limited to six tickets.

    Once inside, Box Office Staff will verify your timed entry tickets at the remote temperature diagnostic station.

    Please arrive no more than ten minutes before the scheduled time on your ticket. While we will do our best to honor the scheduled time on your ticket, entry to the Museum will be subject to building capacity.  Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry into the museum.

    Please have your ticket(s) available (on your phone or printed) for entry.

    Visitors will pass through airport-type security and metal detectors. Visitors, as well as their belongings, are subject to inspection.  The requirement for bag inspection and visitor screening on entrance will result in an inability to guarantee our security officers can maintain 6-foot social distance during these procedures.

    Bags and backpacks are not permitted.  Only one purse or diaper bag is allowed per person, and bags cannot be larger than 17 × 26 inches (43 × 66 centimeters) in size.

    Wheelchairs will not be available onsite.

  • The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located at 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205. 

    Check-in will take place inside main Museum entrance. Please be prepared to stand outside and follow provided social distancing guidelines until you are admitted. 

    Directions and Parking Instructions may be found here.

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