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Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Celebrates Our One Millionth Visitor
    Mayborn Museum Reaches One Millionth Visitor

    One Million VisitorsThanks to our generous donors, loyal members, and many, many visitors including thousands of school children, the Mayborn Museum Complex has reached a major milestone.
    On May 8, 2013, the Mayborn Museum Complex reached one million visitors with the arrival of a second grade class from Rosebud-Lott ISD. The children were thanked with a banner signed by museum staff and Baylor officials including President and Mrs. Starr and goodie bags from the museum store including a commemorative t-shirt that read, "I'm one in a million at the Mayborn Museum." One Million Visitors
    One Million Visitors According to Museum Director, Dr. Ellie Caston, "As our countdown to one million got closer and closer, we thought it would be very appropriate to declare that someone within a school group was the one millionth visitor. It allowed us to have a party for the whole school group of 35 children and their teachers. It was a wonderful day for not only the children but for our entire museum staff."





    Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
    Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
    On Display through September 2, 2013


    Goose Bumps! The Science of FearWhy do our hearts race, our knees shake, and our bodies sweat when we are scared? Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear 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. Thrill seekers and scaredy-cats alike will have fun learning about fear.

    This exhibit includes immersive environments and full-body, interactive experiences that allow guests to test their own fears and rate their physiological responses. Leading scientists and their current research on the neurobiology, physiology and psychology of fear are also featured throughout the exhibit.

    Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear



    Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear

    Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear developed by the California Science Center was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant ESI-0515470. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Science Foundation.





Exhibit Events

    Goose Bumps! The Science of FearExperience our Exhibit Wednesdays this Summer

    Special activities related to our summer exhibit Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear will be offered from 1:00pm - 3:00pm each Wednesday from June 19 - August 14, 2013.



    • How Our Bodies Respond to Fear and Methods We Use to Cope
      June 19, 2013
      1:00-3:00 pm

      How do you cope when you are stressed or afraid? The Mayborn Museum staff and volunteers will offer methods to help calm your worries through fun demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Activities and demonstrations include yoga, karate, a frightful photo booth, and interactive story time.

    • Fear and Our Senses
      June 26, 2013
      1:00-3:00 pm

      How and why do our senses let us know we should be fearful and alert? Join us as we explore fear and senses through demonstrations and activities for children and adults. Visitors can explore a Firehouse Demonstration, travel through a maze, listen to scary move sound clips, and much more!


    Admission June 19 and June 26, 2013 for all visitors 18 months and older is $5 and includes Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, all events and activities. Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.



    Goose Bumps! The Science of FearA Night of Frights and Bites
    June 21, 2013
    5:30 pm

    The Mayborn Museum will be offering a party for our members featuring the summer exhibit, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, on June 21, 2013. Invitations will be mailed to Mayborn Museum members in early June with information on how to purchase reservations and RSVP.

    Not a member? Contact Misty Thornton at 710-1180.






Special Events

    Free Sunday

    Our Free Sunday Program continues on June 2, 2013 thanks to the support of Wells Fargo Bank.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank Raising Cane's for sponsoring May's Free Sunday. Join us as we welcome everyone to the museum with no admission charge.




Museum Store

    Our museum store is full of creepy crawlies to honor our summer exhibit Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear.

    Have a phobia? Check out our books on bravery.

    Museum Store
    Bobby the Brave (Sometimes)
    Museum Store
    Read about snakes and more!







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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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