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may 2008 enewsletter

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The Mayborn Museum Complex is pleased to announce our 2008 summer traveling exhibit.


National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure, a new international traveling exhibit from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and the National Geographic Society, will be on display in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibit Gallery at the museum from June 1 through September 7, 2008. Dynamic elements within the exhibit, grouped by land, sea, air and space exploration, will invite families to become explorers, chart new territory and plan their own adventures. Click here for more information.

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MAY 31, 2008!

Be the first to explore the Mayborn’s newest exhibit National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure at our Preview Party on Saturday, May 31 from 6 to 9 pm! Chart new territory and plan your own family adventure in this fantastic exhibit from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Use maps to find pirate shipwrecks, hike across the African Congo, explore Mars through robots, and much more! Contact Danya Day at 254-710-1187 to get your tickets for this fun-filled party for the entire family. National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure will be on display from June 1 through September 7, 2008. Click here for more party information.

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Preview party silent auction

Here's a sample of just 4 of over 70 fun items we'll be featuring at the silent auction. Click here to view the full list of items.

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Summer's right around the corner!


Registration for Mayborn Summer Camp began on March 31, but we still have openings for the Exploration Collaboration Camp in July and August. Contact Lanna Palmer at 254-710-7526 to enroll. Click here for more information.

Join us for a summer of exploration! Watch the website for news of our exciting summer plans - in conjunction with our dynamic summer exhibit, National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure.

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Don’t forget Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11! We have a wonderful selection of unique jewelry for Mom!

We also have lots of favorites back in stock including iron ore magnetic sticky stones and a new supply of candy. Frog legs, dinosaur eggs, and space worms have never tasted sweeter! Get ready for our new exhibit with one of our great new books on maps and explorers including Amelia Earhart, Lewis & Clark, and Christopher Columbus. We also have historic-looking documents including the history of the American flag, U.S. Presidents, and the Texas Declaration of Independence all for the great price of $1.50!

Remember to shop our Museum Store for all your gifting needs. We’ve been voted the Best Museum Store in Waco! Come by to see why! As always, museum members receive a 10% discount.




school groups

Call to book your day care or church group for a fun tour this summer. Contact Lanna Palmer at 254-710-7526 to make your reservations. Click here to see the exciting educational programs we offer.


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 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 Contact Misty Holly at 254-710-1180 or visit our website to make this valuable purchase online.

Members at the Contributing level and above will receive complimentary tickets to the MAPS: Tools for Adventure party.


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


coming next month

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

June 1 - Opening Day of National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure

June 18 - Worldwide Wednesday: Africa

June 25 - Worldwide Wednesday: Asia