The LBJ Museum and Library is a fun and interactive way to engage children with their history. This enormous building is located in the grounds of UT, next to I35. The exhibits are located in the first, second and tenth floor. Most of them are permanent but they have a few temporary ones that we have loved. The rest of the floors are reserved for the library section.
A short video or a walk around show the most important events of LBJ's life and legacy. In the first floor you can also feel the Johnson treatment by taking a picture.
One of the most interesting features is the phones. Children can listen to actual recordings where the president is talking to them. The other great one is the animatronic in the area that also explains about caricatures and politics.
In the second floor there is a great legacy gallery where kids can vote on real issues. They can also relate what LBJ did with other events and progress that last to this day. There is also a whole section on civil rights!
The replica of the oval office is full of interesting gadgets from that time. Lady bird's office is also a treat to visit. Don't forget to take your picture with the presidential limousine before you exit and enjoy outside!
Does this sound amazing? You can make it a combo if you visit the LBJ Ranch which we will talk about in our next post!