Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
Chemistry Magic Show 2011
Chemistry Magic Show April 2, 2011
See science in action at the exciting, explosive Chemistry Magic Show! Join Baylor chemistry students and professors as they present amazing science demonstrations.

Showtime is 1:00 pm performed outside by the museum’s picnic tables.


Chemistry Magic 

Chemistry Magic ShowIn case of rain, the performance will be held on April 9 at the same time. Admission to the museum includes the Chemistry Magic Show.




Special Events

    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on April 3, 2011 thanks to the support of our sponsor Raising Cane's.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Shipley Do-Nuts for sponsoring March's Free Sunday.



    The National Day of PuppetryThe National Day of Puppetry April 16, 2011
    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum is proud to host The National Day of Puppetry Celebration again this year. Check our website for show titles and times.






Artifact Spotlight
Artifact SpotlightChildren’s Glass was very popular in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. These tiny glass sets were made for children and were miniature replicas of dishes used by adults.

Blanche Largent collected children’s glass for more than forty years. She displayed her collection in her home, but always wanted to share it with more people.

Blanche donated her extensive collection of children’s glass to the Mayborn Museum in 2000. This table set features the very rare Menagerie pattern. The completed set includes a butter dish in the shape of a turtle, a bear sugar bowl, a fish spooner, and an owl creamer. Visit Blanche’s collection in the Tea Room located in the Jeanes Discovery Center.




Popular Special Exhibit Extended

    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 the summer. Chasing the Bone Pile



Easter Schedule

    Happy Easter
    The Mayborn Museum will operate on a special schedule during Easter weekend.

    Friday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 24th, the museum will be closed to observe the Easter holiday.

    Regular operating schedule will resume on Monday, April 25, 2010. We want to wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy Easter.


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 our Secret Symbols of the Sand contest and Trivia Thursday. Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.



Museum Store

Introducing the Elements Genuine Stone Jewelry Collection


Introducing the Elements Genuine Stone Jewelry Collection
Be sure to come see the newest addition to our jewelry case! This collection of handmade pieces is created using the finest materials, including sterling silver, genuine stones and freshwater pearls yet it is value priced for today’s market.


Every necklace, bracelet or earrings includes a full description of all stones and materials along with a card describing the history of using genuine stones in jewelry making and packaged in a brown organza bag.
New Jewelry



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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