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Mayborn Museum Block Party!
Mayborn Museum Block Party
On Friday July 23, 2010 Baylor University's Mayborn Museum celebrated another great summer with our LEGO® Castle Adventure “Block Party.” Museum members and guests were treated to an assortment of hot appetizers, refreshing beverages, and a delightful “Building Block Sundae” throughout the evening.

The Mayborn Museum Block Party featured entertainment by Joe McDermott and many guests had their caricatures drawn by Kevin Middleton & Friends. Below we present a glimpse from the evening.



LEGO® Castle Adventure Continues Through September 5th
Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex invites you to visit the enchanted world of castles experienced through LEGO® bricks. LEGO® Castle Adventure is now on display through September 5, 2010 in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibition Gallery at the Mayborn Museum Complex.

Special exhibit admission includes the entire museum and the LEGO® Castle Adventure exhibit at $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for children.

Museum and exhibits are free to all museum members and Baylor University students.


Artifact Spotlight
Last month in our newsletter we told you about the shaffron, one of the pieces borrowed from the Higgins Armory Museum that are included in the LEGO® Castle Adventure exhibit. One of the other loaned artifacts is a suit of child’s armor. Though this armor was made in the 19th century, it was designed after the French style of the 1580s.

Child's Armor

Shaffron A suit of armor was sometimes made for the sons of important nobility and usually matched those of their father. Their use indicated great social standing and wealth, and authentic examples are quite rare. These youths did not go to war, but in being prepared for a military career, were often provided with appropriate equipment. Such armor would have been worn for festive ceremonies, including mock battles.


Special Events

    Medieval Merriment
    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Medieval Merriment Wednesdays continue through August 18, 2010. Visitors will be given the opportunity to engage, explore and enjoy through special activities planned by our amazing facilitators. Admission to the exhibit and the museum on these dates will be $5 per person.


    Special Events will be presented from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on the following dates:


    August 4, 2010Engineering
    August 11, 2010Knights & Damsels
    August 18, 2010Myths & Legends

    Please visit our website at for more details.


    Thank You Teen Volunteers
    The Mayborn Museum would like to send a special thank you to all of our teen volunteers. Our youth volunteers donate thousands of hours each year helping the museum to provide the best possible experience for our visitors.


     Thanks Teen Volunteers!

    Thanks Teen 



    Builder Spotlight
    LEGO® Castle Adventure showcases the learning possibilities of LEGO® bricks. Build stations within the exhibit give opportunities for visitors to express this inspired creativity. We would like to share a few of the many amazing LEGO® creations that our visitors have built.


    LEGO Castle 



    LEGO Castle 

Adventure LEGO Castle 



    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on August 1, 2010 thanks to the support of our sponsor Kohl's.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    U Monthly Magazine for sponsoring July's Free Sunday. Join us as we welcome everyone to the museum and LEGO® Castle Adventure with no admission charge.



Museum Store

Castle Themed GiftsCreativity, Ingenuity, Inspiration!
The award winning Mayborn Museum Store has thousands of great gifts to engage and enlighten the hearts, minds and lives of all ages.
Educational Fun
You can find all sorts of hard to find, unique items in the Mayborn Museum Store such as Balloon Bags, LEGO® building sets, great books and fun science kits.
Castle Themed Gifts



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.

Call 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.

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 museum 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.