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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

Admission

You may purchase Museum admission tickets online or in-person at the Admissions Desk.

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.

Adult $16
Senior (62+) * $13
Youth (13-17 years) $14
Youth (5-12 years) $10
Children (0-4 years) FREE
College Student (non-SMU) * $13
SMU College Student * FREE
SMU Faculty & Staff * FREE
Retired Military (Individual Only) * $10
Active Military (Servicemember Only) * FREE

* Valid identification must be shown to purchase discounted admission tickets if you are a senior, active or retired military, college student or SMU student, staff or faculty.

Dallas CityPASS Package

Save on Library and Museum admission tickets PLUS 3 more top Dallas attractions. Valid for 9 days, Dallas CityPASS includes the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, and Dallas Zoo OR The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Adults: $44 (value $74); Child (3-12) $30. Purchase booklets or printable vouchers at Dallas CityPASS.com or the Museum Admissions Desk. 

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 is available in the public lot north of the Museum. The Museum is 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 by security staff. All weapons will be confiscated by security staff and not returned. This includes all guns, all knives, multipurpose tools, stun-guns, and any other items considered as less-than lethal weapons. 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.

Accessibility 

  • The Museum is fully accessible according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask a Docent (volunteer guide) for assistance.
  • Wheelchairs cannot leave the Museum's secure area. They cannot be taken to Cafe 43, the Museum Store, to the street for pick-up or drop-off, or to the Freedom Plaza fountain.
  • Video presentations are closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
  • Only animals defined by the ADA as Service Animals are allowed into the Museum.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Motorized scooters are allowed.

Photography 

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 Presidential 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

Chaperones must remain with younger visitors when in the exhibit galleries, classroom, Cafe43 and courtyard, and Museum Store as well as when on the Presidential Center grounds.

Dining

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

Cafe 43
The Presidential 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 Presidential Center Museum Store offers memorabilia, apparel, and gifts. For questions call 214-200-4304.

Native Texas Park

With a native Texas landscape in a 15-acre urban park, the grounds of the George W. Bush Presidential 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.

Lodging

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

Visitor Services

Contact the Visitor Services Coordinator if you have questions.

    Phone: 214-346-1650
    Fax: 214-346-1699
    Email:bush43visitors@nara.gov


We look forward to your visit!


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