Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
All Aboard the Mayborn Express Opens 

December 11, 2010
All Aboard the Mayborn Express
Opens December 11th
Mayborn ExpressThe trains are pulling into the station! Thanks to the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders, our Anding Traveling Exhibit Hall will be filled to capacity with model railroad layouts of all shapes and sizes.


Mayborn ExpressA 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 11, 2010 and January 2, 2011.


Admission to the museum includes admission to All Aboard the Mayborn Express. Museum and exhibits are free to all museum members and Baylor University students.



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Christmas at the Mayborn Museum

    It is that time of year again! The Mayborn Museum is a great place to make holiday memories. Throughout the museum you will discover plenty of opportunities to find your inner shutterbug. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and staff the entire museum has the Christmas spirit.


    • Sounds of Christmas - December 4

      Sounds of Christmas 11:00am - 1:00pm
      Ring in the Christmas season with a variety of live musical entertainment offered in the Rotunda throughout the day. All ages will enjoy this holiday entertainment.

      A Visit with Santa 11:30am - 1:30pm
      Come visit Santa in the rotunda!

      Joe McDermott, Children's Entertainer 1:30pm - 2:30pm
      Children's entertainer will perform in the SBC Theater; seating is limited.

      Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 3:00pm - 4:00pm
      Movie will be shown in the SBC Theater; seating is limited.


    • Magic of Christmas - December 11

      A Visit with Santa 11:30am - 1:30pm
      Come visit Santa in the rotunda!

      Magician and Comedian Cody Fisher 1:00pm - 2:00pm
      Experience the holidays through the eyes of a child with a performance by comedian and magician Cody Fisher in the SBC Theater; seating is limited.

      Ware House Puppets presents "Santa's Magic Bells" 3:00pm - 3:35pm
      Experience the holidays through the eyes of a child with "Santa's Magic Bells" a puppet show performance by Ware House Puppets; seating is limited.


    • Sights of Christmas - December 18

      Holiday Crafts 10:30am - 4:30pm
      Enjoy decorating ornaments or coloring a gift sack in our Children’s Corner.

      Mickey Mouse Choo-Choo Express 11:00am - 1:00pm
      Enjoy a holiday children’s movie in the SBC Theatre; seating is limited.

      Cookies and Cocoa with Santa 1:00pm - 3:00pm
      Join the Mayborn Museum family for hot cocoa and cookies in the museum upper mezzanine.


    Become an elf!
    Become an elf!Great photo-ops are all around the museum. Take your photo by the giant Christmas tree or pose for a picture as one of Santa's elves.


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


Special Events

    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on December 5, 2010 thanks to the support of our sponsor Atmos Energy.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Bush's Chicken for sponsoring November's Free Sunday. Join us as we welcome everyone to the museum with no admission charge.



Museum Store

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Museum Members are invited to shop anytime between December 6 and 18 to save 20% off all regularly priced merchandise in the museum store. Click here to get your coupon. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)



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.
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