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Join us for "An Evening Wrapped in Tradition" Preview Party for the Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade Blankets. This casual, Native American-themed evening takes place on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 pm. American Indian appetizers and delicious desserts will be served and we have special events planned for the entire night, including a silent auction and a variety of entertainment. Click here for more information or call Sherri Jurls at (254)710-1108 for reservations..

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"Wrapped in Tradition"
Help us celebrate the opening of our new traveling exhibit “Wrapped in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade Blankets" on Sunday, May 20, 2007. Read more about this amazing exhibit, on display for the first time in Texas! Join us from 1 – 5 pm for an afternoon of thrilling opening day festivities! Renowned Kiowa/Comanche musician Tom Mauchahty-Ware and his American Indian Dancers will perform in the rotunda. Tom comes to us from the former Caddo Reservation in Oklahoma and looks forward to talking with visitors during a question & answer session. Be one of the first 500 visitors through the door and receive a very special gift! This educational, entertaining day and amazing exhibit are a must see!

A Stitch in Time traces the history of the quilting tradition from hand sewing to early use of the sewing machine. This exhibit showcases six patchwork quilts selected from the Mayborn Museum Complex's permanent collection. This colorful exhibition runs through July 17 in the Baylor History area of the museum.

The Zuhl Collection of Petrified Tree Cross Sections is an exhibit on loan courtesy of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It includes 26 fossilized tree cross sections, varying in size from 8 inches in diameter to over 40, some of which date back millions of years. The exhibit will be on display through August 27, 2007.
Ancient Microworlds unites the worlds of photography and paleontology to produce rarely seen visions into past life. Through the use of high-magnification photography, these images allow a an amazing view into the world of fossils. The exhibit runs through August 27, 2007.


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It's Fun! It's Fast-paced! It's our all-new Catch a Chihuly Cylinder flash game. See how well you can do and challenge your friends!!


Share your photos of the Mayborn and see great pics that other visitors have taken. Check out our Flickr group page and post pictures of your family, children, and friends enjoying the musuem!" We're posting pictures of the summer exhibit set-up now!


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Download one of our new desktop wallpapers featuring an American Indian trade blanket.

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Paige Johnston, Lorena
Paige visited the museum on April 14th. She said, "I like the news part. I like being able to be on the TV and I liked the tornado. I like the music room with the paper piano."

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The museum store is receiving lots of merchandise to complement our summer traveling exhibit, "Wrapped in Tradition." We will carry some Pendleton blankets and other home-related merchandise that will enhance your museum visit. We are the only store in Waco to carry Pendleton products. We will also have several books in stock pertaining to trade blankets and to Dale Chihuly and his beautiful art. Please shop the store for all sorts of items inspired by Native Americans and some even made by Native Americans.



summer camp

Openings are still available in some classes. Register quickly before they close!Click here or call Lanna Palmer at 710-7526 for more information.

birthday parties

Celebrate your child's birthday with a party at the Mayborn Museum Complex! Please contact Carol Nowlin at 710-1128 or visit our website for details.


A Mayborn Museum Membership makes a great gift for a loved one or for yourself!

Call or email Sherri Jurls at 710-1108 or visit our website to purchase online.


May 7 Mother's Day
Mothers are wonderful! Come celebrate mom and make a special surprise for her.

May 14 Water Fun (Last Museum Monday for the Year)
Come and explore the wonders of water. Don't be afraid to get a little wet. Learn why we need water in our lives.


Family Fun Thursdays

May 3 Hair, Hair Everywhere
We'll talk about mammals and what makes them distinctive, like their hair.

May 10 Stormy Weather & Sunny Days
The weather changes frequently so know how to prepare! Come learn how to read weather indicators like clouds to help you know what to expect.


And the winner for April's drawing from our visitors who provided us with a feedback form is Mr. Louis Sander of Austin who was a first time visitor along with his wife.

Youth volunteers

Do you have a teen interested in volunteering at the Mayborn this summer? Click here to fill out an application and get information about training sessions. Volunteers must currently be in high school or must be entering high school by Fall 2007.