Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will continue to respond to written requests at info.bush@nara.gov. Please check our website or archives.gov/coronavirus for updates on our operating hours and status.

The Bush Library and Museum is a federal facility under the authority of the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C. and is not guided by Texas state laws concerning the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions.


Rotating Exhibits

Oceans of Plastic

Monday June 7, 2021 to Tuesday July 5, 2022

Plastic pollution, particularly in our oceans, is one of the most pressing consumer and environmental issues that we face today. Oceans of Plastic is a strangely beautiful collection of art made from plastics acquired from beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast. Artist and beachcomber Shelia Rogers compiled and arranged the trash to highlight the true impact of plastics on our wildlife and oceanic habitats. Oceans of Plastic challenges each visitor to make small lifestyle changes that will reduce the amount of plastics waste each of us create, and collectively changing the course of plastic pollution and saving our oceans and beaches.

Along with the Oceans of Plastic exhibit, we will be featuring George Bush: An Environmental President. This exhibit will outline President Bush’s environmental initiatives, including the Clean Air Act Amendment, the Everglades National Park Expansion Act, the Antarctic Protection Act, and the Oceans Act. We will also have artifacts related to environmental conservation efforts from across the globe.

Oceans of Plastic will be on exhibit when the museum is open to the public again. Please check back for more information.