Jeans Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex

2009 Museletter

Baylor/Waco Foundation celibrates the new soundscape.
Thank you Baylor/Waco Foundation!

Musical Soundscape is a fantastic installation with visible triggers that cause sounds to be produced by the motion of passers-by. Visitors quickly learn that by moving in certain ways, they create a wide range of sounds and music. The more motion, the more music. The more participants, the more fun. This new permanent exhibit component has brought the Butterfly Hallway at the Mayborn to life.

The wonderful and exciting installation has been made possible by a generous grant from the Baylor/ Waco Foundation. Recently several Baylor/Waco Foundation board members enjoyed a demonstration of the new exhibit.


Playing in the soundscape Playing in the soundscape


All Aboard the Mayborn Express

Mayborn Museum Store

“All Aboard the Mayborn Express” December 5th – January 3rd
Don’t miss the Train! 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.

Look for lots of decorations, holiday photo opportunities, and special events coming in December.


Special Events

Free Sunday Program
The Mayborn Museum's Free Sunday Program is made possible by the generosity of local underwriters. Thanks to Packaging Corporation of America for sponsoring our October Free Sunday. The next Free Sunday will be November 1st and is made possible by Atmos Energy.

Puppet Show- October 31st and November 1st
Come experience the fun of “Showdown at Jackalope Junction” the newest puppet show to be presented outdoors at the Mayborn Museum on Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st. The puppet shows are included with our Free Sunday activities. Show times are at 10:00am and 4:00pm Saturday, and 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Sunday.

Chemistry Magic Show- November 7th
Hold on to your seats. The Mayborn Museum is having a magical Explosion! Museum visitors will enjoy an exciting Chemistry Magic Show at the Mayborn Museum on Saturday, November 7th . Baylor University chemistry students will showcase their educational talents as they bring together the art of science and magic. Show times are at 11:00am and 1:30pm.


Special Exhibits Continue

Baylor Homecoming Exhibit: Celebrating 100 Years of Homecoming (on display now through February 14, 2010)

Louise Herrington School of Nursing: Celebrating a Century of Service (on display now through April 18, 2010)


Museum Store

Mayborn Museum Store

Searching for that perfect gift for family members and friends? Don’t forget to stop by the Museum Store. Choose from specially crafted jewelry, children’s story books, stuffed mammoths, flash cards and novelties for every age. And remember, museum members get a 10% discount on all store purchases.


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 254-710-1170 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 with 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.