May 28, 2011
Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern
Science Opening Day
To celebrate our summer 2011 exhibit, we want our visitors to “dig in” and have fun! Opening
day will feature special activities,
a film, and Chick-fil-aź for purchase. Opening day admission will be $5 per
person for all guests over 18 months of age. Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission.
The Academy Awards of Volunteering
Thank you volunteers!
Recently the Mayborn Museum hosted an Oscar party unlike any other. Each of our volunteers were given their own
special statue for their devotion to the museum.
We love our volunteers and are always looking for more. Visit our website to learn how you can join the
Chasing the Bone Pile: Highlights from the Baylor University Museum and the Strecker Museum
The Baylor University Museum, now known as the Mayborn Museum Complex, has been in existence since 1893. This
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
history collection, along with a wide variety of specimens representing fauna from Texas and the world. This exhibit
through the summer. |
Facebook & Twitter
The Mayborn Museum is now on Facebook and Twitter. Fans and followers of the museum can participate in
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.
Personalized Egyptian Royal Nameplates
A cartouche is a royal nameplate or seal. Every Pharaoh, King and Queen of Ancient Egypt had a cartouche that
spelled their name or descriptive insignia. Each piece is made by hand in Cairo, Egypt.
Stop by the museum store to order your own personalized cartouche. They are available in 18K gold and Sterling
Experience Egypt Wednesdays
Each Wednesday starting June 11, 2010, the Mayborn Museum will feature special themed events to celebrate Lost Egypt.
Stay tuned to the Mayborn Museum website for details.
“Night on the Nile,” June 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Invitations to all members will be sent soon. Non-members may attend our summer exhibit party.
For reservation information, contact Cindee Millard at (254) 710-1733.
Don't forget to enter our Secret Symbols of the Sand contest, see our website for more details.
Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science was developed by COSI in
cooperation with the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative and was built by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Artifacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Photography © 2008 Brad
Feinknopf. Mummy scans © 2005 Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium.
School & Adult
Spots are filling up fast!
Call to schedule a tour or program for your student or
Palmer at 254-710-7526 to make your
reservations or click
here to view our brochure.
Celebrate your child's
birthday with a party at the Mayborn Museum Complex!
Please call 254-710-1194 to book your party
here to read more about our one-of-a-kind
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
to make this valuable purchase online.
Make a Difference...
Volunteer! Exciting new volunteer opportunities for youth
and adults to engage, enjoy and explore.
Hansen at 254-710-4629 or visit the
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