Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
December 2012
    All Aboard the Mayborn Express
    Opens December 1


    All Aboard the Mayborn Express

    The trains are pulling into the station! Thanks to the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders, our Anding Traveling Exhibit Gallery will be filled to capacity with model railroad layouts of all shapes and sizes from December 1, 2012 to January 6, 2013.

    The young and the young-at-heart will enjoy imagining the excitement of being a train engineer! Make this returning favorite part of your holiday traditions and visit often.

    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.




    All Aboard the Mayborn Express All Aboard the Mayborn Express








Special Events

    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on December 2, 2012 thanks to the support of our sponsor Atmos Energy.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank Central Texas Counseling and Assessment Inc. / Cradled for sponsoring November's Free Sunday.

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



    Santa at the Mayborn
    December 15, 2012
    1:00pm-3:00pm Santa at the Mayborn

    Santa will be making an appearance at the Mayborn Museum Complex and he wants you to share your Christmas wishes. Bring your camera to capture the moment.



    Holiday Puppet Shows
    December 15 & 16
    Santa's Magic Bells 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!

    Puppet shows are offered at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 15 and at 2 pm on Sunday, December 16. Seating is limited.

    Special activities and events are included in the price of museum admission.



    Deck the Halls
    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.

    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 Membership

    A gift that lasts the entire year with unlimited free admission so that you and your family can enjoy the museum and the many special events and exhibits offered throughout the year. If you are already a member, consider giving a gift of membership to friends or family.

    Contact Misty Thornton through email ( or by phone, 710-1180, for more information.

    Baylor faculty, staff and Baylor students with families receive a 20% discount on any level of membership they purchase for themselves and it is payroll deductible!





Museum Store

    The museum store is the place to find stocking stuffers that are perfect in price and size.

    Museum Store Holiday Deals
    Mayborn Museum Members will enjoy double discounts on purchases December 7-17.

    Museum Store
    Wind-Up Toys
    Museum Store
    Laser Fingers
    Museum Store
    Bear Earmuffs
    Museum Store




Stay Connected


Coming Soon


    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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