Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
April 2013
    Spring Festival in the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village
    Saturday, April 20, 2013

    Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village
    Step back in time as we celebrate the arrival of Spring. 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.


    Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village
    Visitors can watch blacksmithing demonstrations, participate in a seed planting activity, and much more! Families can also take advantage of a Spring inspired photo opportunity. Watch our Facebook page for more details.



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









Special Events

    Easter Schedule

    The Mayborn Museum Complex will operate on a special schedule during the Easter weekend. The museum will be closing at 5:00pm on Thursday, March 28 and will remain closed through Sunday, March 31 in observance of Easter. Regular operating schedule will resume on Monday, April 1, 2013.



    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on April 7, 2013 thanks to the support of a generous anonymous donor.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank the Haley & Olson, P.C. for sponsoring March's Free Sunday.

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





On Display

    Robots + Us

    Robots + Us Learn 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.

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




    Draw a Bot Contest Winners
    On Display through June 2, 2013

    Draw a Bot Contest

    The Mayborn Museum Complex would like to congratulate the winners of the Draw a Bot Contest. The Draw a Bot Contest was launched on January 26, 2013. Visitors were urged to get inspired in the Robots + Us exhibit by creating their own robot.

    Entries were required to include a drawing of the robot and a description of its talents. Winners and Honorable Mentions were selected from five different age groups (K - 1st grade, 2nd - 3rd grade, 4th - 5th grade, 6th - 8th, and 9th - 12th grade). The first two categories had so many great entries that the judges chose two winners.


    K-1st grade:
    Maliha Rahman, 1st gradeDraw a Bot Contest Winner
    Peyton Maggard, 1st grade Draw a Bot Contest Winner



    2nd-3rd grade:
    Julian Sorto, 3rd gradeDraw a Bot Contest Winner
    Vanessa Kirk, 2nd grade Draw a Bot Contest Winner



    4th-5th grade:
    Anna Doran, 5th gradeDraw a Bot Contest Winner



    6th-8th grade:
    Eldrich Torres, 6th gradeDraw a Bot Contest Winner



    9th-12th grade:
    Madison Harris, 9th graderDraw a Bot Contest Winner


    Honorable Mentions:

    • Kate Lindsey, 1st grade
    • Dallas Luna, 1st grade
    • Grant Shed, 2nd grade
    • Gawon Jo, 5th grade
    • Ang Li, 4th grade
    • Becky Ortiz, 6th grade
    • Jesse Rojas, 6th grade
    • Joshua Dugger, 12th grade

    Winner's drawings are on display in the Robots + Us exhibit from March 9 - April 28, 2013.

    Honorable mentions are featured in a book commemorating the contest that is also on display in the exhibit.




    Understanding Disabilities through Children's Art
    On Display through June 2, 2013

    Understanding Disabilities through Children's Art 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.




Museum Store

    Brush up on history in the museum store! You can pick up a variety of replica historical documents on aged parchment paper, such as the Constitution or the Louisiana Purchase. Sharpen your pencil with a replica patent model stove or coffee grinder.

    Museum Store
    Pencil Sharpeners
    Museum Store
    Replica Documents




Coming Soon

    Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
    May 25 through September 2, 2013
    Goose Bumps! Why do our hearts race, our knees shake, and our bodies sweat when we are scared? This exhibit explores this universal emotion that can save our lives. Through fun, interactive challenges, guests can experience fear in a safe environment and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses.





Stay Connected

    Facebook & Twitter
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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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