Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex

Egypt: Ancient Secrets, 

Modern Science on display through September 5
Summer 2011- Lost Egypt:
Ancient Secrets, Modern Science
Lost Egypt: 

Ancient Secrets, Modern Science


Summer 2011 was an amazing adventure for Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum. The season of family-friendly education kicked off with the opening of Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science. Supported by a Thursday night film series and eight Experience Egypt Wednesdays, our visitors engaged and explored the summer activities, games and crafts created by our amazing education facilitators.


Thanks to our wonderful volunteers of all ages the museum “danced” with exciting learning opportunities for our visitors throughout the entire summer.


Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science


Lost Egypt: 

Ancient Secrets, Modern Science



To wrap up the season and the exhibit, our enormously popular Free Sunday Series will give visitors one last opportunity to experience Lost Egypt for free on September 4.


We would like to thank all of our Museletter subscribers, visitors, members, volunteers, students, sponsors and donors for making Summer 2011 such a success.





Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science Continues Through September 5
Lost Egypt: 

Ancient Secrets, Modern Science Join Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum for its final week of Lost Egypt. Celebrate your Labor Day Holiday weekend at the Mayborn as we close out another fantastic summer exhibit.

Special admission price of $5 per visitor over 18 months on Saturday September 3 and Monday September 5.

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




    Book your program now for the 2011/2012 school year.

    The Mayborn Museum is the perfect place for your school's field trip! The Mayborn Museum offers 1-2 hour(s) of programming, depending on the grade level and topic you choose for your group. All of our programs provide the opportunity to touch, explore, and investigate exhibits linked to natural science and cultural history.

    Programs are offered September 6, 2011 through May 25, 2012 (excluding weekends and holidays).To schedule a school program, please call 254-710-7526 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, click here to download our brochure. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)



Special Events

    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on September 4, 2011 thanks to the support of our sponsor Englander dZignpak.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Kohl's for sponsoring August's Free Sunday.



Museum Store

    Museum StoreThe Mayborn Museum store offers family fun in the form of our new 3-D puzzles. Get away from the hectic grind by taking time together to complete a dinosaur or pirate ship. 3D puzzles are available in many forms, ready to spark your imagination.


    To celebrate this holiday weekend, the museum store is offering 20% off all merchandise Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5.


    Museum Membership
    As always, museum members receive 10% off their entire purchase.




Stay Connected

    Facebook & Twitter
    Facebook & Twitter The Mayborn Museum is now on Facebook and Twitter. Fans and followers of the museum can be up to date on our latest events. Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.




Coming Soon

    October is Texas Archaeology Month

    Texas Archaeology MonthSaturday, October 1, 1-4 pm
    Learn More About It: Identifying Archaeological Materials
    Come get your stone tool, arrow point, or other archaeological artifacts identified, learn what data is important for scientists to know when identifying an artifact, and how to take care of your artifacts.

    Saturday, October 29, 12-3pm
    Clues from the Past . . . Dig This.
    Join us for family-friendly activities throughout the museum. For more information please visit our website.






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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