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NEW! Bones: An Exhibit Inside You has arrived at the Mayborn! 

This exhibit creates awareness about our intriguing bone biology through a variety of engaging hands-on activities.

The exhibit is designed to help both children and adults understand the need for healthy bones and teach ways to accomplish that goal.  Brought to you from the legendary Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Bones will be on display through February 17, 2008 in the Anding Traveling Exhibit Gallery.  Click here to learn more.



Wings Across America presents: Fly Girls of WWII

This exhibit honors a brave group of young women that flew military aircraft during World War II.  They were known as the WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots) and played an essential, but largely forgotten, role in American history.  See some of their priceless uniforms, pictures, awards, a stirring video, and learn about their invaluable contributions on exhibition through January 22.  Click here to learn more.

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Cemetery Tour

Waco was shaped by those hearty pioneers who first settled the frontier Waco Village on the banks of the Brazos River.  On Saturday, November 10, learn about the fascinating lives of these colorful early Wacoans on a guided cemetery tour through the First Street and Hebrew Rest Cemeteries!  Beginning at 2:30, tours will depart every 15 minutes and will last approximately 1 hour.

To reserve your spot to see Waco history come alive in a very personal way, call Lanna Palmer at 254-710-7526.  Click here for more information.


Join us as we discuss the book The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.  Told from heaven by a girl who was the victim of a brutal murder, it's more about life than death. It's about a family and a frayed marriage and a brother and sister growing up in the shadow of their older sister's murder.  Helen Harris, professor of Death and Dying at Baylor, will lead the discussion of this beautiful and haunting book. 

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Meet us in the second floor café on Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  Click here or contact Frankie Pack at 254-710-1202 for more information.

This book is available in our museum store for the low price of $13.95!

family programming

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Just in time for the holidays, come design your very own beautiful glass art! Choose from a variety of ornaments, a gingerbread house, stocking and more! A perfect gift for a loved one or perfect to hang on your own tree, you'll have a handmade creation to cherish. Talented glass artist Diana Chase will be here to guide you, so no previous experience is required.  Call Misty Holly at 254-710-1180 by Tuesday, November 13 to register.  Click here for more information.


Join Rick Strot, Allen Reeves Ware and the Mayborn Puppeteers as they present "Santa’s Magical Christmas” in the SBC Theater on Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 pm.  Santa and his elf encounter some magic spells that could spell trouble for the delivery of gifts.  But, with the assistance of friends and children, Santa receives the help he needs to do his job!


Come to the Discovery Center to meet one of our many animal “friends” up close and personal!  A museum employee will acquaint you with one of our critters from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 3.  Click here to learn more. 


Come to the Kids Corner Thursday evenings in November where you'll learn about all things Texas with the help of friendly puppets!  November 1 features artifacts that are symbolic of Texas, November 8 features Texas cowboys and November 15 features Texas spurs.  Listen to stories and read some of your own from children’s books about these artifacts.


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November Promotion: All this month, tell a museum store staff member what you’re thankful for and receive a free gift!  Student Discount Promotion: All Baylor students save 20% with valid ID from November 5 through Christmas!

We have loads of Bones-related merchandise—bone T-shirts, necklaces and bracelets, books, educational toys, inflatable skeletons, skeleton games and so much more!  Membership discount applies for all exhibit related items.

In conjunction with our exhibit Wings Across America presents: Fly Girls of WWII, the museum store has several items provided by the Wings Across America organization.  Choose from fascinating books, DVDs and more.  Proceeds from these items go to Wings Across America to further support this excellent exhibit. 

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping!  The store is the best spot for stocking stuffers and ornaments.  We also have lots of unique Baylor-themed items.  Support the “best museum store” in town!


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Teachers, call to book your classes for programming.  We have special days reserved for your class to explore our newest exhibit, Bones: An Exhibit Inside You!  Contact Lanna Palmer at 254-710-7526 to guarantee your spot. Click here to see the exciting educational programs we offer.

BONEanza Pics!

Were you at the BONEanza party? Click here to see pictures of this awesome event! Share yours with us as well on Flickr!

birthday parties

Celebrate your child's birthday with a party that is as wonderful as they are at the Mayborn Museum Complex! Contact Carol Nowlin or call her at 254-710-1128. Click here to read more about our one-of-a-kind birthday parties.


A Mayborn Membership is your passport to a year jam-packed with ever-changing fun-filled discoveries and knowledge!  Contact Misty Holly at 254-710-1180 or visit our website to make this valuable purchase online.  Members at the Contributing level and above received complimentary tickets to the Boneanza party, as well as our summer exhibit party; so this year you double that benefit! What a deal! JOIN TODAY!


This month’s visitor feedback winner is Erica Badinger. She is a member of the museum who heard about us through some of her friends.  She and her daughter love the discovery rooms. 

Her feedback card was drawn from all of the cards we received during the month of October. We appreciate all of the comments we receive. Good luck to you next month! Your feedback helps us deliver an extraordinary experience each time you visit.


Interested in bringing a group to the museum? Click here to see the various ways your group can visit.

coming next month

Dec. 1-31: Big savings all this month on museum store items that make perfect gifts!

Dec. 1: Meet a Critter

Dec. 1: Mayborn Christmas

Dec. 2: “Santa’s Magical Christmas” Puppet Show

Dec. 3: Last Monday for Play Time for Tots program

Dec. 6: “Santa’s Magical Christmas” Puppet Show

Dec. 7 - 9: Come see us at the Deck the Halls Holiday Gift Market

Dec. 8: “Santa’s Magical Christmas” Puppet Show

Dec. 7 - 16: Member Discount Promotion: Save 20% in Museum Store

Dec. 15: Meet a Critter

Dec. 24, 25: Museum Closed

Dec. 29: Snow at the Mayborn