The Museum offers free admission tickets to school groups if the field trip has been scheduled through Visitor Services at least 1 month in advance. Field trips are available Monday - Thursday during the academic school year. School field trips are defined as requests from teachers who teach students in grades K - 12 attending recognized schools (public, private, charter, home school, etc.) during the academic school year.
schedule a field trip
- Submit this online Field Trip Request Form (2017-2018 school year, submit on or after July 1, 2017).
- Submit your request at least 1 month in advance prior to the desired date.
- Visitor Services will contact you to confirm, provide more information, and answer questions.
- An inquiry into date availability does not secure a reservation. A separate confirmation letter will be sent when the reservation is completed.
- Non-school groups should visit the Group Visits page for scheduling information.
- Free admission tickets will be granted to no more than 300 students per day.
- School groups are admitted into the exhibit galleries at a rate of 50 students per 30 minutes. If the school group is larger than 50 students, the group will have divided admission times so plan accordingly.
- The Museum requires 1 adult (whose admission is also waived) per 10 students. Additional teachers and chaperones may purchase reduced rate admission tickets for $10 each.
- Free admission tickets will not be provided to students in summer camps and after-school or charitable children's programs.
Reschedule/Cancel a Field Trip
- To reschedule/cancel a field trip, you must contact Visitor Services as soon as possible.
- While the Museum will try to accommodate schedule changes, we cannot guarantee the availability of admission tickets if school groups are not able to visit at the originally scheduled day and time.
- The Museum cannot guarantee entry to school groups arriving 30 or more minutes late for the originally scheduled time. After 30 minutes, the Museum reserves the right to release the reserved admission tickets to other visitors.
The following basic rules apply to make everyone's experience safe and enjoyable:
- Visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult at all times.
- It is expected that teachers and chaperones maintain control and discipline of their student groups at all times. Groups who do not follow the rules may be asked to leave.
- Teachers and 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.
- Food and beverages are prohibited in the Museum (including candy, gum, and water bottles).
- Use caution and care, do not lean on exhibit displays or use them in a manner not intended.
- Please remind students to use indoor voices and refrain from running.
- Flash photography is prohibited. Ask a Docent (volunteer guide) if there are photography restrictions in the special exhibits.
- Please review information about admission tickets, location, directions, parking, self-guides, dining, the Museum Store, accessibility, group visits, and how to contact us before your visit.
The Museum offers free admission tickets to school groups if the field trip has been scheduled through Visitor Services at least 1 month in advance.
Contact Visitor Services for more information or to make adjustments to already scheduled field trips:
Visitor Services Coordinator
George W. Bush Presidential Library
2943 SMU Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205
Field Trip & Visitor Inquiries:
George W. Bush Foundation Student Transportation Fund
Funds to reimburse transportation costs are available on a first-come, first- served basis to any Title I school located in Texas. To learn more, read about the George W. Bush Foundation Student Transportation Fund.
You must submit a separate Fund Request Form to apply. A Field Trip Request Form is not considered automatic application.
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.
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