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Donations to The International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame. Thank you for your support! Your contribution is appreciated.

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Hometown Heroics

The Hometown Heroics program allows anyone anywhere in the world to search a name online and access anyone’s hall of fame information. See the database now at: www.hometownheroics.com

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Brick Campaign

Buy a brick today! Tax Deductible

Don't miss this unique and rare opportunity for you to have your own personal name, inscription, company name/logo or other statements permanently showcased at the entrance to the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, TX, USA.

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Tribute

For a gift of $25 or more, you can support the Bowling Museum in honor of a special friend or family member.

*Please add their name in the notes section when checking out and an associated address if you’d like us to notify the friend/family of your generous gift!

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Frame 4 Frame

Your donation helps preserve our bowling legacy and goes directly towards digitizing the museum’s film collection.

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Historic Objects Donation Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in donating items to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.

The Museum acquires new items for its permanent collection through the generosity of individual donations and/or bequests. In assessing potential donations, the Museum considers whether the items meet the following criteria: are relevant to the Museum’s mission; complement or strengthen existing collections; and can be given proper care. Acquired collections are used to support the Museum’s research activities, educational programs, and exhibitions.

If you are interested in donating collections to the Museum, please contact our staff BEFORE you bring your items to the Museum. Please do not drop off or mail items without first contacting the Museum—we want to make sure that your potential gift is properly identified and cared for.

  • Send an email to the Curator at kari@bowlingmuseum.com. Please include your name, contact information, and a detailed description (include pictures) of the item(s) you would like to donate.
  • Send a letter to the Curator, International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame 621 Six Flags Dr. Arlington, TX 76011. Please be sure to include your name, contact information, and a detailed description (include pictures) of the item(s) you would like to donate.

Guidelines for Donating Collections

  • Always make arrangements with Museum staff BEFORE bringing donations to the Museum. We have special procedures and legal paperwork that must be filled out to document all donations.
  • Donations offered to the Museum are reviewed by the curators. Please be aware that we cannot accept every donation. Once the donation is reviewed, a member of the Museum staff will notify you if the donation has been accepted. If the items are accepted and will contact you to schedule a day and time for you to bring the items to the Museum and to complete the required paperwork.
  • Donations to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame are tax deductible. It is the responsibility of the donor to establish a value of their donation for tax purposes. The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame cannot appraise the value of any item or recommend specific appraisers. You may find a qualified appraiser by contacting the American Society of Appraisers.

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Admission

Adults $9.50 + tax
Seniors (65 and over) $7.50 + tax
Children 4-18 $7.50 + tax
Children 3 & Under Free

Group Rates: call 817-385-8476 for information.

Hours of Operation

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed (Check back soon for our next open Saturday).
Sunday Closed

PLEASE NOTE: Final entry admitted 30 minutes prior to close.

Closed & Holiday Hours

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Independence Day
Friday, July 5, 2024 - Independence Day (Extended)

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