Jeans Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex

2009 Museletter

Aboard the Mayborn Express
All Aboard the Mayborn Express Opens December 5th

Our special model train exhibit is back! With the help of the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders, our Anding Traveling Exhibit Hall is filled to capacity with model railroad layouts of all shapes and sizes. A visit to see All Aboard the Mayborn Express is a perfect way to start this holiday season. Bring your friends and family to visit between December 5, 2009 and January 3, 2010.

Check out members of the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders hard at work assembling the train exhibit.


Aboard the Mayborn Express Under Construction All 

Aboard the Mayborn Express Under Construction All 

Aboard the Mayborn Express Under Construction All 

Aboard the Mayborn Express Under Construction


Christmas at the Mayborn Museum

Christmas at the Mayborn Museum

It’s that time of year again! Visitors to the Mayborn Museum will notice something extra special as they walk in the door during the holidays. As soon as visitors enter the museum our mammoth sized Christmas tree takes center stage in the Sue Mayborn Grand Rotunda. Museum decorations will give our visitors the perfect setting for holiday photo opportunities. Thanks to our volunteers and staff the entire museum is filled with Christmas spirit!

The Mayborn Museum Complex will be open throughout the holidays. We will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The museum will be open New Year’s Eve until 5pm.

Decorations at the Mayborn Museum


Special Events

Free Sunday Program
Come spend the afternoon with us on the first Sunday of each month for free! Thanks to A1 Fire & Safety, admission is free for all visitors December 6, 2009. Many thanks to last month’s sponsors, Atmos Energy, for helping continue our Free Sunday program.

Puppet Shows December 12th & 13th
"Santa's Magic Bells" is a lively tale about a set of magic bells that make Santa's sleigh and reindeer fly. When helper elf Ringle Dingle is assigned to polish the bells he begins a series of misadventures involving the bells, Santa's sleigh, and a collection of curious critters. Watch the fun as Ringle Dingle tries to help Santa prepare for Christmas!

Show dates/times:
Saturday, December 12th-2:45 pm and 3:45 pm
Sunday, December 13th-2:00 pm and 3:30 pm

Shows will be presented in the SBC Theater.

Children’s Group Kid Biz Performing December 19th
Local children’s performance group Kid Biz will present a singing and dancing show on December 19, 2009. The local group focuses on improving children’s self esteem through singing. Their performance will be held in the SBC Theater at 11:00AM and 1:30PM.

Stories of Christmas at the Mayborn Museum December 12th
Move Your Tale’s interactive storytelling is high energy and fun as children listen to a story and then actively participate in a re-telling.

Story times are 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm presented in the Children's Corner.


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

The Mayborn Museum store is a great place to shop for the holidays. Great gifts abound, and you will be sure to find a perfect match for all on your list. Our store is bristling with beautiful ornaments, jewelry and holiday themed gifts. Also be sure to check out our great train related gifts that are perfect for anyone inspired by our newest exhibit.


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.