Field Trip Request

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum offers waived admission for K-12 field trips during the normal academic year. Please note that an inquiry into date availability does NOT constitute a reservation. You will receive a separate confirmation letter via email when your reservation is completed. By submitting the Field Trip Request form, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the rules and terms outlined below. Failure of all students and chaperones to comply with these rules will result in your school’s dismissal from the Museum. Questions can be sent to fieldtrips@bushcenter.org or (214) 200-4306.
Eligibility Requirements

Please check that your school group meets each requirement.

  • School groups are defined as field trip requests from classroom teachers or school administrators, kindergarten through 12th grade, at recognized schools (including: public, private, charter, home school, etc...) during the academic calendar year.
  • Teacher and/or other school administrative official must submit request at least one month in advance of desired visit date.
  • The requesting teacher and school principal must sign the request form.
  • Schools must provide one chaperone per ten students (i.e. 44 students=4 chaperones; 45 students=5 chaperones).
  • Schools may only request to bring 50 students per 30 minute time slot (if booking multiple time slots, schools must stagger when their buses arrive at the Museum).
  • If bringing additional chaperones, the school must request them on the Field Trip Request form to receive the reduced rate of $10 per chaperone and make one form of payment for all additional chaperones upon arrival to the Museum. If additional chaperone tickets are not requested on the Field Trip Request form, any extra chaperones are subject to normal admission rates.
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Rules for field trips during their Museum visit

Please check that you have read and agreed to each Museum rule.

  • Chaperones must remain with their students at all times while in the exhibit galleries, classroom, Museum café, Museum store, courtyard, and Bush Center grounds.
  • Food and beverages are prohibited in the Museum (this includes candy, gum, sack lunches, and water bottles) and may not be checked in the Museum coat room.
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed in the Museum (this includes pocket knives of any size).
  • Visitors are expected to use care with and not lean on displays or use them in a manner for which they were not intended.
  • While we love to see enthusiastic students at the Museum, please remind them that they must use indoor voices and refrain from running.
  • Students may take as many pictures as they would like, however, the flash must be turned off. There may be restrictions on photography in our temporary exhibits, please check with Museum staff for details.
  • Students and chaperones must demonstrate courteous behavior to all Museum staff including docents, clerks, and security guards.
  • Use of museum interactive components must be done with respect for fellow museum visitors.
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George W. Bush Foundation Student Transportation Fund
Schools not eligible for this fund or who wish to not apply may skip this section and Submit the form below.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • The school receiving the funds must be a K-12 school located in a Texas ESC Region.
  • The school receiving the funds must be a Title I School for the year in which the field trip is completed.
  • The requesting teacher and school principal must sign the request form.
  • Schools may not request reimbursement for more than 4 buses per academic year. Please contact
  • The purpose of the trip to the Library must be educational. You will be required to document this on the Evaluation and Request for Reimbursement.
Please note the following additional guidelines placed upon the funds:
  • To maximize the benefit to students, we expect each bus you bring will be full.
  • Funds will be used to reimburse expenses only; no advances will be given.
  • Funds may only be used to cover the cost of transportation; substitute teacher fees and bus driver lunches will not be covered.
  • Funds may not be used to rent charter buses.
  • Reimbursement of funds will not exceed the estimated expense provided by the school.
Process for Reimbursement:
  • Funds will not be reimbursed unless the following items are submitted within one month of the date of the field trip. All forms listed below are included in the fund confirmation packet.
  • Itemized, paid receipt including the school’s name; bus fees are not to exceed the estimated amount
  • Completed Evaluation and Request for Reimbursement form


Thank you for your interest in a field trip at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. We will be in contact with you within FIVE business days.