Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
August 2012
    Encounters with the Maya Continues Through September 23
    Featuring the Mystery of the Mayan Medallion and Painted Metaphors

    June 23, 2012 - September 23, 2012

    Encounters with the Maya

    Discover the secrets of the Maya at the Mayborn Museum Complex this summer as we combine two exhibits that explore Maya culture. Museum visitors are enjoying these wonderful exhibits. Be sure to participate as the summer heats up!

    Encounters with the Maya Encounters with the Maya
    Encounters with the Maya




    Encounters with the Maya Special Events


    Maya Film Series
    Thursday, August 2
    The Road to El Dorado
    In this animation, two genial swindlers working as stable hands stow away with Cortez, the legendary Spanish conquistador, as he searches for El Dorado, the lost City of Gold. Runtime is 90 minutes.
    Show times are at 3:00pm and 6:00pm.

    Check our website for the complete list of films being offered this summer.

    EL Doradao




    Learn More About the Maya

    The Mayborn Museum invites you to participate in two informative lectures about the Maya, both past and present. Check our website for lecture details.

    September 6, 2012
    3:00pm and 6:00pm
    "It's the End of the World as We Know it and I Feel Fine"
    Maya 2012 Predictions Decoded
    Dr. Michael G. Callaghan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

    September 13, 2012
    3:00pm and 6:00pm
    Maya Religion in the 21st Century
    Dr. Garrett Cook, Professor of Anthropology, Baylor University





Special Events

    Baylor Line Camp visits Mayborn
    It Takes a Village

    EL Doradao

    The Mayborn Museum Complex received some horticultural assistance from future Baylor Bears who were attending Line Camp. While helping to add to the new landscaping, they also got a chance to experience the newly renovated buildings of the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village.

    EL Doradao Baylor Line Camp is an extended orientation program that helps better equip new students in their transition to Baylor while emphasizing their personal strengths.





    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on August 5, 2012 thanks to the support of our sponsor Kohl's.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Greg May Honda (Waco) & Chevrolet (West) for sponsoring July's Free Sunday.

    Join us as we welcome everyone to the museum with no admission charge.





Museum Store

    Do you love our summer theme and want to dress the part? Our museum store has you covered. Stop by to pick up your brightly colored dress, blouse, skirt or even maracas to help you celebrate your way through the summer of Maya! Museum Store




Stay Connected

    Facebook & Twitter
    Facebook & Twitter The Mayborn Museum is now on Facebook and Twitter. Fans and followers of the museum can participate in fun activities like Mystery Object Monday and Trivia Thursday. Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates...










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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