Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
All Aboard the Mayborn 

Express opens December 2
All Aboard the Mayborn Express

Opens December 2nd
The trains are pulling into the station! Thanks to the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders, our Anding Traveling Exhibit Hall will be filled to capacity with model railroad layouts of all shapes and sizes. .


A visit to see All Aboard the Mayborn Express is a perfect way to start this holiday season. Bring your friends and family to visit between December 2, 2011 and December 31, 2011.


All Aboard the Mayborn Express


Regular admission to the museum includes admission to All Aboard the Mayborn Express. Museum and exhibits are free to all museum members and Baylor University students.




Special Events

    Baylor University’s Christmas on 5th

    Christmas on 5thThe Mayborn Museum will be a warm place to step off the bus during Christmas on 5th this year.

    Baylor buses will transport guests between Mayborn Museum and 5th Street. Check Baylor’s Christmas on 5th website for bus schedule and details.

    All Aboard the Mayborn Express will be open for this special event beginning at 5:00 pm. The Mayborn Museum is staying open late until 9:00 pm for our guests to visit this popular exhibit.



    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on December 4, 2011 thanks to the support of our sponsors Atmos Energy.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Central Texas Counseling and Assessment Inc. and Up Grade Educational Services for sponsoring November's Free Sunday.

    Please note that there will be no January Free Sunday as it falls on New Years Day, which is a museum holiday.



    Holiday Puppet Shows
    December 10 & 11

    “Santa’s Magic Bells”
    Santa and his hyper elf, Ringle Dingle, are featured in this holiday puppet show. Ringle is chased by a variety of characters and there is even a chorus of reindeer!

    Holiday Puppet Shows


    “A Jackalope Junction Christmas: Holiday Out on the Trail”
    Visit characters from Jackalope Junction, as Cookey and friends try to celebrate Christmas in the great outdoors.

    Both puppet shows are offered at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 10 and at 2 pm on Sunday, December 11. Seating is limited.

    Try your hand at puppet crafts with our teen volunteers in the Children's Corner on Saturday, December 10 from 1:00 pm- 3:00pm.



    Christmas at the Mayborn Museum
    December 17, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

    Your family can enjoy cookies and cocoa, sharing Christmas wishes with Santa and creating Christmas ornaments and holiday gifts. The popular exhibit, All Aboard the Mayborn Express has returned, stop by and say hello to your favorite conductors.

    Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Choo-Choo Express” will be playing in our SBC Theater. Join Mickey, Toodles, and the gang for this magical adventure. Hop aboard the Clubhouse train and race to each station to pick up guests in time for the coolest snow party ever! (Run time 47 minutes)

    All these special activities are included with regular museum admission.



    Deck the Halls
    We are decked out with Christmas cheer! The Mayborn Museum is a great place to make holiday memories.
    Several photo opportunities await you in our beautifully decorated museum including this whimsical setting of Santa’s Elves featuring the faces of museum guests.Deck 

the Halls
    Deck the Halls The Mayborn Museum Complex will be open throughout the holidays.

    We will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



Museum Store

    Museum Store Holiday Deals

    Celebrate your visit to the Mayborn by stopping in our museum store for a unique remembrance or holiday gift item.

    All guests will enjoy a 20% discount on purchases December 1.

    Mayborn Museum Members will enjoy double discounts on purchases December 5-19.




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.








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 254-710-1834 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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