Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
November 2012
    Autumn Celebration
    in the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village


    Autumn Celebration

    The Mayborn Museum Complex would like to thank our visitors for making our first Annual Autumn Celebration in the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel historic Village a success! Museum staff, volunteers and visitors enjoyed learningabout our heritage through cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations, school yard games, live music and so much more.

    Autumn Celebration


    Mark your calendars for the Spring Festival in the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village on April 20, 2012. Details to come!




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    Autumn Celebration Autumn Celebration
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    Autumn Celebration







    Artifact Spotlight

    Baylor University's first Homecoming was held in 1909 and is rich with history and tradition. This ribbon was used in the Baylor Homecoming celebration in 1915. This year's homecoming game against Kansas is on Saturday, November 3. Sic'Em Bears!


    Homecoming Ribbon Homecoming Ribbon






Special Events

    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on November 4, 2012 thanks to the support of our sponsor Central Texas Counseling and Assessment Inc. / Cradled.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank Packaging Corporation of America for sponsoring October's Free Sunday.

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



    Chemistry Magic Show
    November 10, 2012
    1:00 pm in the new outdoor pavilion area

    Chemistry Magic Show Students from Baylor University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry return to the Mayborn Museum Complex to thrill and entertain our guests with a very practical form of "magic." Explosions and demonstrations are sure to delight all ages. Regular museum admission includes all special events and activities.



    Temporary Schedule Change

    The Mayborn Museum will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Our normal Thursday hours of 10:00 am to 8:00 pm will resume on November 8, 2012.





Museum Store

    Dreaming of a Baylor Bear Christmas? The Museum Store has a wonderful selection of Baylor ornaments along with an assortment of perfect stocking stuffers for your favorite bear.

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

    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

    Join us during the holidays as we bring back one of your favorite Mayborn exhibits, All Aboard the Mayborn Express, opening December 1, 2012. This entertaining exhibit will be on display in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibits Hall through January 6, 2012.

    The Mayborn Museum is proud to be a trolley stop for Christmas on 5th which will be held on November 29, 2012. We are a great place to park and catch the trolley for the festivities! There will be a special sneak preview of All Aboard the Mayborn Express from 5:00pm - 9:00pm that evening.

    For the trolley schedule and a list of activities visit the Christmas on 5th website.


    Robots + Us
    January 26- April 28, 2012

    Discover a place where humans meet machines in this fun and educational journey to the world of artificial intelligence. Robots + Us is a light-hearted, hands-on exhibition that will delight families and children of all ages.








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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