Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
January 2013
    Happy New Year!


    The Mayborn Museum Complex would like to wish you a Happy New Year. We are excited about the coming year and with your continued participation we will make 2013 one to remember!






    Robots + Us Robots + Us
    January 26 - April 28, 2013

    Learn to build a "better 'bot" at the Mayborn Museum Complex in our new special traveling exhibit. Robots + Us is a playful look at how biology and engineering are coming together to close the gap between reality and our robot dreams.

    Robots + UsRobots + Us encourages museum visitors of all ages to compare sci-fi fantasies of robots with today's technical realities and to explore why it's so hard to build robots to be like humans. Visitors will enjoy directing light-sensitive robots through mazes that they create in the Robot Arena; experimenting with walking machines in the Leg Lab to learn how simple changes in anatomy can affect how they walk and handle obstacles; interacting with Lena, a computer-generated character, and "she" will chat with you about the exhibition; and learning to race and outwit the surprisingly "human" Robot Arm.

    Robots + UsRobots + Us explores what it means to be human by examining the life-like machines we build. This exhibit features over a dozen interactive components and loads of videos showing robots from movies, popular literature, and robots created in the research labs of our best universities. Imagine your way to futuristic fun with Robots + Us!

    Robots + Us was produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation.





    All Aboard the Mayborn Express

    All Aboard the Mayborn ExpressOur favorite conductors are still running trains in the Anding Traveling Exhibits Gallery. All Aboard the Mayborn Express continues through January 6, 2013. This will be your last opportunity to view this entertaining exhibit. Don't Miss The Train!

    Special thanks to the members of the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders who make this exhibit possible. We sincerely appreciate their generosity of time and talent.






Special Events

    Opening Day Robots + Us
    January 26, 2013
    Robots + Us

    Join us as we boot up for a great exhibit! Opening day will feature live demonstrations and a special screening of the family friendly movie, WALL-E, at 3:00pm. Watch your email and Facebook for updates.

    Opening day admission for the museum and the exhibit will be $5 per person for all guests over 18 months of age. Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission.



    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on January 6, 2013 thanks to the support of our sponsor Kohl's.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank Atmos Energy for sponsoring December's Free Sunday.

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





Museum Store

    The Museum Store wants to help you build your own 'bot. We have plenty of robot inspiration for those interested in drawing, creating a 3-D model, or creating a robot out of paper.

    Museum Store
    Learn to Draw With Squares
    Museum Store
    Recycled Robots
    Museum Store
    Museum Store
    Build your Very Own Robox




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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