Austin Museum Day

Sep 17, 2017

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
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The LBJ Presidential Library is offering free admission for Austin Museum Day.


  • Sesame Street's Grover will be in attendance! You can get your picture taken with him and autographed copies of The Monster at the End of This Book will be available for purchase in our museum store.
    • Grover meet and greet will take place in our Great Hall at the top of every hour between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and in 30-minute increments. i.e. (10-10:30 a.m., 11-11:30 a.m., 12-12:30 p.m., and 1-1:30 p.m.)
  • Benjamin Kramer, vice president of education, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, is our featured storytime reader and will be reading The Monster at the End of This Book. After storytime, join us for a family-friendly activity.
    • Storytime will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the LBJ Library's atrium on the 10th floor.
  • The River City Pops will be performing songs from PBS shows.
    • Performances will take place in the Great Hall at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Exhibition On View

  • The On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting exhibition examines the cultural legacy of the Public Broadcasting Act, signed by President Johnson in 1967, by highlighting the classic television shows and radio programs of PBS and NPR. Several iconic artifacts from beloved programs are featured, including Sesame Street puppets (Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and Count von Count); Mister Rogers' sweater and sneakers; and, an original painting by Bob Ross, the host of The Joy of Painting.

    There are also opportunities to take photos with the Sesame Street puppets as well as in front of iconic Sesame Street backdrops. We invite you to share your photo with us on social media using the hashtag #LBJOnTheAir!

Location & Parking
The LBJ Library is located at 2313 Red River St. Free visitor parking is available in lot #38, located directly off Red River St.

Austin Museum Day is a city-wide event during which area museums offer free access and activities. Visit the Austin Museum Partnership to learn more.

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Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
[email protected]

Please be aware that LBJ Presidential Library events may be filmed and/or photographed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the LBJ Library to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the Library, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.