Special and permanent exhibits Open and on Display

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is open for viewing the Permanent Exhibit on the 43rd President of the United States, including 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.

Masks are required inside the facility.

More information

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

    Tickets
    Timed entry tickets are recommended for entry and should be purchased online prior to arrival. 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). 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, is open by reservation Monday  through Saturday.

    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. 

    Other Services/Facilities will not be Available

    Including:

    • The Research Room/Research Services
    • The Situation Room Experience
    • Public and Educational Programs
  • 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 required inside the George W. Bush Presidential Library and 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.  

    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. 

  • Timed entry tickets are recommended for entry and should be purchased online prior to arrival. Changes are allowed on a ticket order at no additional charge. Please have your ticket(s) available (on your phone or printed) for entry.

    Same day reservations are permitted.

    Guided tours are unavailable.

    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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