Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
Spring Break 2011 Mayborn Museum
Spring Break at the Mayborn
Visit the Mayborn Museum any time during your Spring Break and participate in our self-directed “Hieroglyphics Hunt.”

Search for clues in various areas of the museum to win a prize from the museum store and unlock secrets about our upcoming exhibit, Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, opening May 28, 2011.



Carmen SandiegoIn the SBC Theatre, episodes of the family friendly show, “Carmen Sandiego” will be shown throughout the day. Join Carmen Sandiego as she roams the globe from the streets of Paris to the sands of Egypt trying to elude her most worthy opponents ever.

Also, purchase pizza by the slice from 11:30-1:30 Monday through Friday and enjoy lunch in the café areas. Be sure to check the website for additional information and specific times.




Secret Symbols of the Sand
Secret Symbols of the SandThe Mayborn Museum announces the Secret Symbols of the Sand contest that will run March 21 through May 15. Ancient Egyptians developed a complex system of written communication called hieroglyphics, which depict objects, actions, sounds or ideas.


One hieroglyphic will be released each Monday for eight weeks on Twitter and Facebook. Visitors can also collect the symbols on Wednesdays at the museum. Those using social media will have an advantage; be sure to follow us or become our fan. Translating the hieroglyphics unlocks a two word secret message about our upcoming exhibition, Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science opening
May 28, 2011.

Visitors can translate the symbols in the Communication Room at the Mayborn Museum. The first ten contestants to email the correct answer will win a free family pass to the museum to see this summer’s exhibit.

Check our website for more details.



Artifact Spotlight
Artifact SpotlightBaylor University has the largest collection of Texas freshwater mussels. A mussel is an invertebrate animal with a soft body enclosed in a hard shell, similar to a clam or oyster.

Former museum director (1903-1933) John K. Strecker collected many of the mussels housed in the museum today. One Texas mussel is even named after him: Lampsilis streckeri. Visit the mussels currently on display in the Chasing the Bone Pile exhibit located in the Hall of Baylor History.




On Display

    Chasing the Bone Pile: Highlights from the Baylor University Museum and the Strecker Museum Collections
    Chasing the Bone Pile The Baylor University Museum, now known as the Mayborn Museum Complex, has been in existence since 1893. This exhibit features highlights from the museum’s history, particularly when it was named the Strecker Museum from 1940 until 2002.
    Visitors will see some of the oldest and oddest specimens in the natural history collection, along with a wide variety of specimens representing fauna from Texas and the world. This exhibit will run through April. Chasing the Bone Pile



Special Events

    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on March 6, 2011 thanks to the support of our sponsor Shipley Do-Nuts.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Haley & Olson, P.C. for sponsoring February's Free Sunday.


Stay Connected

    Facebook & Twitter
    Facebook & TwitterThe Mayborn Museum is now on Facebook and Twitter. Fans and followers of the museum can participate in fun activities like Mystery Object Monday and Trivia Thursday. Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.



Museum Store

Coolest place to shop


Shop in Style
A souvenir from the Mayborn Museum Store is the coolest way to remember your visit.

Our Store Rocks
The Mayborn Museum Store has thousands of dazzling minerals, ancient fossils and beautiful rocks perfect for your collection.
Fun Fly Stick



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 Thornton 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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