Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, 

Modern Science on Display Now
On Display Through September 5, 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 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.




Special exhibit admission includes the entire museum and the Lost Egypt exhibit at $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for children.

Museum and exhibits are free to all museum members and Baylor University students.




Special Events

    "Night on the Nile," June 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    An evening of food and fun to celebrate our summer exhibit.

    To purchase tickets or make reservations, contact Cindee Millard at (254) 710-1733.



    Experience Egypt Wednesdays
    To celebrate Lost Egypt, the Mayborn Museum will feature themed events each Wednesday from June 15 to August 10, 2011. Beginning June 15, 2011 with UnLock Egypt, visitors will be given the opportunity to engage, explore and enjoy through special activities planned by our amazing facilitators. Admission to the exhibit and the museum on these dates will be $5 per person.

    Special Events will be presented from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on the following dates:

    • June 15- UnLock Egypt
    • June 22- Look Like an Egyptian
    • June 29- Live Like an Egyptian
    • July 6- Learn Like an Egyptian
    • July 13- UnLock Egypt
    • July 20- Look Like an Egyptian
    • July 27- Live Like an Egyptian
    • August 3- Learn Like an Egyptian
    • August 10- Celebrate Summer

    Please visit our website at for more details.



    Egypt Film Series
    Join us on Thursday evenings this summer starting June 16th through August 11th as we will feature documentaries as well as classic films about Egypt. Films will begin at 6:00pm and end by 8:00pm.

    • June 16- Modern Marvels: Mummy Tech
    • June 23- The Mummy (1932)
    • June 30- Egypt’s Great Queen: Hatshepsut
    • July 7- Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy
    • July 14- Modern Marvels: Mummy Tech
    • July 21- The Mummy (1932)
    • July 28- Egypt’s Great Queen: Hatshepsut
    • August 4- Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy
    • August 11- Viewer’s Choice via Facebook vote

    Regular museum admission includes all special activities. Museum members and Baylor students receive free admission.

    For more information, call (254)710-7981.



    Opening Day Photos
    Our visitors unearthed secrets of ancient Egypt on May 28, 2011. Enjoy a brief glimpse of the exhibit in action.
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    The Mayborn Museum staff enjoyed dressing the part for opening day.


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    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on June 5, 2011 thanks to the support of our sponsor Special Event Rental.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    M. Lipsitz & Co., Ltd. for sponsoring May's Free Sunday.




Volunteers Honored

Volunteers Honored

    On Saturday, May 21, two of the Mayborn Museum volunteers were honored for their service. Ralph Bowler received special recognition as one of the top 3 volunteers selected for the RSVP 2011 Humana Volunteer of the Year.

    Volunteers HonoredOmilou Miles was also chosen as one of the top 15 for her service. Both volunteers were recognized from a pool of over 1200 volunteers. Congratulations to these two very special folks.






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 Trivia Thursday. Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.



Museum Store

Shop like an Egyptian


Egypt Themed Gifts
Want to walk like an Egyptian? Our museum store can help. Stop by to purchase a costume or Egyptian themed jewelry.



Museum Membership
Museum Members receive 10% off purchases in the store making a family membership an even greater value.





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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