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George W. Bush Presidential Center

Museum in University Park, Texas

Travel Tips

General Admission included with CityPASS. 1

Adults who lived through 9/11 will find the museum's section on the event particularly moving. 2

Introduction

Exhibits

  • ๐Ÿ—ฝ A Nation Under Attack: Features artifacts from 9/11, including a 22-foot piece of steel from the World Trade Center and the bullhorn used by President Bush at Ground Zero.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Life in the White House: Displays the daily life of the First Family, including state dinners, Camp David retreats, and White House pets.
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ The Oval Office: An exact replica of the Oval Office during the Bush Administration, where visitors can sit behind a reproduction of the Resolute Desk.
  • ๐ŸŽฅ Freedom Hall: A 360ยฐ LED screen that blends art, history, and entertainment through high-definition multimedia clips.
  • ๐ŸŽ Gifts to the President: Showcases gifts received by President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush from foreign Heads of State.

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Native Texas Park

  • ๐ŸŒณ 15 Acres: The park features native Texas plants and environments, including Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest.
  • ๐ŸŒผ Seasonal Changes: Visitors can enjoy bluebonnets in the spring and monarch butterflies in the fall.
  • ๐Ÿšถ Trails: A one-mile network of trails allows visitors to explore the park's diverse ecosystems.
  • ๐ŸŒฟ Conservation: The park reflects President and Mrs. Bushโ€™s commitment to environmental conservation and restoration.

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Dining

  • ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Cafรฉ 43: Open for lunch Monday through Friday and brunch and lunch on Saturday.
  • ๐Ÿฅ— Menu: Features a 'local first, Texas second' menu with a variety of dishes.

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Shopping

  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Museum Store: Offers unique gifts, souvenirs, apparel, and books related to the 43rd President and the U.S. presidency.

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Ticket Information

  • ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Timed Entry: Tickets are recommended and can be purchased online prior to arrival.
  • ๐Ÿ“… Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Changes: Changes are allowed on a ticket order at no additional charge, but refunds are not offered.

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Security and Accessibility

  • ๐Ÿ›‚ Security: Visitors will pass through airport-type security and metal detectors.
  • ๐Ÿ‘œ Bag Policy: Only one purse or diaper bag is allowed per person, and bags cannot be larger than 17 ร— 26 inches.
  • โ™ฟ Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available onsite.

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Educational Programs

  • ๐Ÿ“š Civics for All of US: A national civic education initiative aimed at building civic literacy and engagement.
  • ๐ŸŽ“ TEKS-Aligned: The Education Program offers Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)-aligned lesson plans and activities.

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Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: (214) 200-4300
๐ŸŒย ย ย Website: http://www.bushcenter.org/
๐Ÿ•’ย ย ย Hours: See hours
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
๐Ÿ”—ย ย ย Profiles: X (Twitter) Facebook LinkedIn

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