Life in the White House - Peek behind the closed doors of 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue to see what life is like inside the White House.
Learn more about the First Pets,
witness the pomp and circumstance that comes with a state dinner, and
enjoy a film in the White House Theater about Camp David, the Bush Ranch
in Texas, and the President and First Lady's sense of humor.
- The Oval Office exhibit is an exact replica, in scale and design, as
the one in the White House during the Bush Administration. Visitors are
able to take an up-close look at the paintings, sculptures, and
bookcases, and may even sit behind the reproduction of the Resolute Desk
for a photograph.
Critical Decisions - Play the role of President and dive into the decision-making process in our interactive Decision Points Theater. Hear from presidential advisers and voice how you would act as President when faced with major crises such as Hurricane Katrina or the troop surge in Iraq.
- Enjoy this one-of-a-kind, massive 20-foot-tall, 360-degree LED screen
showing high-definition multimedia clips blending art, history, and
Native Texas Park
- Open year round, this 15-acre urban park reflects President and Mrs.
Bush’s love of the native Texas landscape. On a self-guided or group
tour, visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland
Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest. Pets are welcome.
This 15-acre urban park features Native Blackland Prairie grasses;
seasonal wildflowers among other native plants; clearings that provide
native habitats for butterflies, birds, and other species; tree-shaded
lawns; and an amphitheater. Pets are welcome. Enjoy self-guided or group tours and scavenger hunts.