Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
October is Texas 

Archaeology Month
October is Texas Archaeology Month

Learn More About It: Identifying Archaeological Materials

October is Texas Archaeology Month


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Have you ever found an arrow point or stone tool and wanted to know more about it? Mayborn Museum Complex staff and members of the Central Texas Archaeology Society will be at the museum to offer some possible answers.


While getting your archaeological artifacts identified, learn what data is important for scientists to know when identifying an artifact, and how to take care of your artifacts. Archaeological techniques will be demonstrated, and hands-on examples of common materials (bone, wood, horn, and stone) will be available, as well as a display of local archaeological finds.


October is Texas Archaeology Month


Sponsored by Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, Department of Museum Studies, and the Department of Anthropology, Forensic Science, and Archaeology, and the Central Texas Archaeology Society.

For more information, call (254)710-1190.







Clues from the Past... Dig This!
Clues from the Past... Dig This! 
Saturday, October 29, 2011
12:00 – 3:00 pm

Museum-wide family friendly activities including Archaeology with the Mayborn’s own Indiana Jones, Creating and Decorating Pinch Pots, Pot Shard Puzzles, and more! All activities are included with museum admission.



Special Events

    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on October 3, 2011 thanks to the support of our sponsor Packaging Corporation of America.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Englander dZignpak for sponsoring September's Free Sunday.



    Chemistry Magic ShowChemistry Magic Show
    October 22, 2011
    1:00 pm – one show only

    Baylor’s Chemistry students return to Mayborn Museum to thrill and entertain our guests with a very practical form of “magic.” Explosions and demonstrations are sure to delight all ages.



Museum Store

    Museum Store Looking for buried treasure? Our museum store has gems, minerals, and excavation kits to satisfy your inner archaeologist.


    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

    Join us during the holidays as we bring back one of your favorite Mayborn exhibits, All Aboard the Mayborn Express, opening December 3, 2011. This entertaining exhibit will be on display in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibits Hall through December 31, 2011.





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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