Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
February 2013
    Robots + Us
    On Display through April 28, 2013

    Robots + UsLearn to build a "better 'bot" at the Mayborn Museum Complex in our new special traveling exhibit on display in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibition Gallery. Robots + Us is a playful look at how biology and engineering are coming together to close the gap between reality and our robot dreams.

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    Robots + Us was produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota and funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.


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    Draw a Bot Contest Robots + Us

    Robots come in countless shapes and sizes and are designed to do many different jobs. If you could create your own robot, how would it look and what would it do?

    Get inspired by Robots + Us! After visiting the exhibit, use your imagination and the sheets of paper provided in a packet that can be picked up at the museum to draw your own robot and tell us what it can do.

    Entries must be submitted by February 18. Five winners will be chosen, each receiving a prize.

    Call Rebecca Tucker Nall for more information: (254)710-7981.






Special Events

    February Filled with Robots

    Special demonstrations will be offered from 1:00pm- 3:00 pm every Saturday in February in the museum rotunda.


    Robots + UsFebruary 2, 16, 23
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Heart Of Texas Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics teams from regional junior high and high schools will be demonstrating their competition robots.


    February 9
    1:00pm & 2:00pm
    McLennan County Sherriff's Department will be at the museum demonstrating the bomb squad's bomb detecting robot.


    Weekend Movies
    Family friendly robot-themed films will be offered every weekend in February. Show times are at 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.


    Special events are included in the price of admission. Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission.



    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on February 3, 2013 thanks to the support of our sponsor The Fornoff Family Honoring Lifelong Learning.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank Kohl's for sponsoring January's Free Sunday.

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





Museum Store

    Read about robots! Our museum store is stocked with books about our favorite artificial friends.

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    Zoe and Robot
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    Rabbit & Robot
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    Robot Zot
    Museum Store
    Lots of Bots




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    Facebook & Twitter
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Coming Soon

    "Understanding Disabilities through Children's Art"
    On Display February 23- June 2, 2013

    This art exhibit consisting of thirteen pieces was produced by faculty and students of the Baylor School of Social Work with assistance from VSA Texas, The international Organization on Arts and Disability. The exhibit includes colorful and creative artwork from children around the state of Texas who live with mental, learning or physical challenges, such as ADHD, deafness, dyslexia and autism. Interactive elements in the exhibit include thought-provoking words by the artists as well as a discussion booklet for parents to use to discuss physical and mental health disabilities with their own children. Baylor School of Social Work hopes it creates an opportunity to decrease the stigma children that are differently abled experience.









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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