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October 2008 Museletter

Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit

The Mayborn Museum Complex is proud to be one of the few locations across the state selected to host the Junior Duck Stamp Art "Best of Show" exhibit! This exhibit showcases winning entries from throughout the state of Texas in this important nation-wide contest. You will be astonished to see what these talented students produce using their knowledge gained from the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program. The winning artwork will be on display on the 2nd floor train rotunda of the Discovery Center through October 26, 2008. Click here for more information.

2 junior duck stamp winners

special event

october 5: Free day at the mayborn!

Bring your friends and neighbors and join us for great family fun on Sunday, October 5th.

All visitors will be free of charge!

This will be the first of a series of free first Sundays, sponsored by local businesses, followed by Free Sundays on November 2nd and December 7th. We would like to thank the Packaging Corporation of America for their support of our first free Sunday.


October Free First Sunday

presented by

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what is it mystery game


Welcome to our new monthly feature...a fun new game to see how well you know the museum.

Each month we will post a mystery picture from the museum. All you need to do is click on it to tell us what it is. We will draw a winner from all the correct answers. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to our museum store and a Family Pass. Use it for your next visit or share it with someone who's never been.


We will announce this month's winner in our next Museletter...Good Luck!

mystery picture
Just click on the picture to enter your guess. If that doesn't work, email

Turn Your Cell Phone ON and try the new Mayborn Cell Phone Audio Tours!

Enhance your museum experience by touring the natural history galleries and animal rooms with your cell phone as your guide.

We’ve created a variety of prompts to complement our dynamic exhibits, so come in and learn something new!

Take the cell phone audio tour by dialing the local number, followed by the prompt number that corresponds with the exhibit. The only cost involved is the use of your cell phone minutes. The audio tour has also been launched as a podcast on iTunes - download yours today

cell phone audio tour signs

Look for these signs around the museum to learn more about our exhibits.

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The holidays will be here soon and museum store is stocking up, so remember us for all your gifting needs. We have a selection of new jewelry, books, Baylor items, and our famous Christmas ornaments! Come see why we’ve been voted the Best Museum Store in Waco! As always, museum members receive a 10% discount.


school groups

Teachers, it's time to sign your classes up for programs at the Mayborn for the 2008-2009 school year. Contact Lanna Palmer at 254-710-7526 to make your reservations.

Click here to see the educationally exciting 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 Katie Smith at 254-710-1194.

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.


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


Join our Facebook Group to connect with other Museum members and get invitations to special events.

Photos Online

Do you enjoy taking pictures during your visits to the museum? If so, and you'd like to share them, add them to the Mayborn's Flickr group. If you have a Flickr account, join our group and send your Mayborn-related photos our way.

Everyone is welcome to view our photos on Flickr. If you see one you especially like of you or your family, drop us an email and we'll send you a copy.

Coming Next Month

Nov. 1: Meet a Critter

Nov. 2: Free Sunday

Nov. 2: Puppet Show

Nov. 22: Fused Glass Ornament Workshop

Nov. 22: Puppet Show

Nov. 29: All Aboard the Mayborn Express! Model Train Exhibit