Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, 

Modern Science Coming Soon
Announcing Summer Exhibit 2011
Baylor University's Mayborn Museum will take you on a trip to Ancient Egypt this summer. Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science will be on display from May 28 to September 5, 2011 in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibit Hall. The exhibit was created and produced by COSI, the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio and built by the Science Museum of Minnesota.


Lost Egypt 

Coming Soon
Lost EgyptLost Egypt is an immersive quest for knowledge that reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt.


An authentic human mummy and her sarcophagus is one of the highlights of the exhibition.Lost Egypt
Lost EgyptTake a photo sitting on top of a life-sized camel in front of a desert backdrop.
Piece together a three-dimensional pottery puzzle, much like real archaeologists reconstruct an artifact from broken pieces.Lost Egypt




Special Events

    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on May 1, 2011 thanks to the support of our sponsor M. Lipsitz & Co., Ltd..

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Raising Cane's for sponsoring April's Free Sunday.




Opening Day

    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!
    Academy Awards of Volunteering 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 team.



Special Exhibit

    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



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

Personalized Cartouche


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 Silver.
Personalized Cartouche


Coming Soon

    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 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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