2009 Museletter

Years of Homecoming Exhibits Celebrate Baylor Anniversaries

Treat yourself to two new exhibits and learn more about Baylor University’s history and traditions.


Celebrating a Century of Service
Celbrating a Century of Service The Louise Herrington School of Nursing Celebrating a Century of Service exhibit captures the history of how the nursing profession has evolved. Through all the changes, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas has helped prepare students to serve. On display in the History of Baylor Exhibit Hall through April 18, 2010.

View part of the ribbon cutting ceremony held in August.

Click here.

Celebrating a Century of Service Celebrating a Century of Service

100 Years of Homecoming
100 Years of Homecoming This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Homecoming at Baylor University. As the student organization responsible for Homecoming, the Baylor Chamber of Commerce has played a central role in making the event the successful tradition that it is today. The Baylor Chamber has partnered with the Mayborn Museum to highlight the colorful history of this truly Baylor tradition. 100 Years of Homecoming is on display through February 14, 2010. Sic 'em Bears!

Homecoming Exhibit Picture Homecoming Exhibit Picture


Junior Duck Stamp Art on Display

You will be astonished by what these young artists have accomplished as you view 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. The winning artwork is on display at the Mayborn Museum through October 26, 2009.

Junior Duck Stamp Art


Special Events

Free Sunday Program
One year ago, the Mayborn Museum began the Free Sunday Program which is held the first Sunday of each month. The program has been a highly successful way to engage more of our local community. Our Free Sunday Program has allowed thousands to visit the Mayborn Museum, many for the first time. The Mayborn Museum's Free Sunday Program is made possible by the generosity of local underwriters.

Thanks to Insurors of Texas for sponsoring our September Free Sunday. The next Free Sunday is October 4th and is made possible by Packaging Corporation of America.

Puppet Show- October 31 and November 1
Come experience the fun of “Showdown at Jackalope Junction” the newest puppet show to be presented at the Museum on Saturday, October 31 at 11:00am and 1:30pm. Sunday afternoon shows start at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.


Museum Store

Mayborn Museum Store

The holidays will be here soon and the 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.


Comings and Goings

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion may be gone, but not soon forgotten. Thanks to all of our visitors it was a record breaking summer. More than 31,000 visitors engaged, explored, and enjoyed this wonderful exhibit!

Join us during the holidays as we bring back one of your favorite Mayborn exhibits All Aboard the Mayborn Express, opening December 5th. On display in the Anding Traveling Exhibit Hall through January 3, 2010.


School & Adult Groups
Spots are filling up fast! Call to schedule a tour or program for your student or adult group.

Contact Lanna Palmer at 254-710-7526 to make your reservations or Click here to view our brochure.

Birthday Parties
Celebrate your child’s birthday with a party at the Mayborn Museum Complex! Please call 254-710-1194 to book your party today!

Click here to read more about our one-of-a-kind birthday parties.

Membership to the Mayborn Museum provides an entire year of learning and fun! Family memberships can be purchased for only $75.

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

Make a Difference... Volunteer! Exciting new volunteer opportunities for youth and adults to engage, enjoy and explore this holiday season.

Contact Becky Hansen at 254-710-4629 or visit the volunteer section of our website to learn more about ways you can help.

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 Mayborn Museum members and get invitations to special events.


Do you enjoy taking pictures during your visits to the museum? If you would like to share them other musuem visitors you can add them to 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.

Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University.