Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
October 2012
    Autumn Celebration
    in the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village


    Autumn CelebrationSaturday, October 27, 2012

    Step back in time as we celebrate the changing of the season. Join staff and friends of the Mayborn Museum Complex in the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village for special events and activities relating to life in the 1890s. Visitors can watch blacksmithing and cooking demonstrations, listen to live music, participate in school yard games and much more! Families can also take advantage of a Fall inspired photo opportunity. Vitek's BBQ willAutumn Celebration be available for purchase, so plan to spend the day.

    Regular admission to the museum includes activities and events. Museum activities and events are free to all museum members and Baylor University students.





    National Fossil Day

    The National Park Service and the American Geological Institute are partnering to host the third annual National Fossil Day on October 17, 2012 during Earth Science Week. National Fossil Day is a celebration organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.

    Waco Mammoth Site


    To celebrate National Fossil Day, our very own Waco Mammoth Site is offering a Fall Fossil Festival on Saturday, October 20 from 10am-4pm. Check their Facebook page for more details.





    Artifact Spotlight

    The Mayborn Museum Complex in addition to caring for and housing much of the fossils excavated from the Waco Mammoth Site, has in its collection many wonderful and fascinating fossils. Pictured below are some examples of fossil teeth that you might find in your own backyard! All of these fossils were collected in McLennan County.


    Megalodon tooth
    Megalodon tooth
    Camel  Jaw
    Jaw bone of extinct camel
    Shark tooth
    Shark tooth
    Horse tooth
    Horse tooth





On Display
    2012 Texas Junior Duck Stamp Program Winners

    Jr. Duck Stamp Winners Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex presents the 2012 Texas Junior Duck Stamp Program winners on display September 22 through November 25, 2012. Each year the winning entry from the national contest is made into the Junior Duck Stamp sold by the U.S. Postal Service for $5.

    Receipts from sales are used to fund scholarships for the national contest winners, state programs, marketing, and environmental education materials. The program is open to all U.S. school children.





Special Events

    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on October 7, 2012 thanks to the support of our sponsor Packaging Corporation of America.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Waco Habitat for Humanity ReStore for sponsoring September's Free Sunday.

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





Museum Store

    The Mayborn Museum Store wants to reinstate family game night! We are stocked with games and puzzles that are designed to be enjoyed with family and friends. Come and explore this entertainment that is both fun and educational.

    Museum Store
    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...



Coming Soon

    All Aboard the Mayborn Express
    December 1, 2012- January 6, 2012

    Join us as we welcome back the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders and their trains for the sixth year at the Mayborn. The extensive train set-up in the Anding Traveling Exhibit Gallery will include elaborate scenes of bridges and trestles, cities and towns, and depict both the past and present. The young and the young-at-heart will enjoy imagining the excitement of being a train engineer!








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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