Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
Lillian M. Brown Volunteer of the Year

Picutred above (left to right): Leo Brown, Brent Brown, Ellie Caston, Warren Rudolph, and Paulette Brown

    Lillian M. Brown Volunteer of the Year

    Puppet Show

    On October 10, 2013 the Mayborn Museum hosted the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. The Lillian M. Brown Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Warren Rudolph. This award is given annually in honor of Lillian M. Brown who from 1948-1990 contributed thousands of volunteer hours identifying, cataloging and preserving museum specimens, educating school children through museum summer classes, and welcoming visitors as a docent for the Strecker Museum. The contribution of her talents and time are a lasting inspiration to all museum employees and volunteers.

    On presenting the award, Museum Director Ellie Caston said, "Warren volunteers weekly as a greeter in the Rotunda, but is always ready to pitch in whenever he is needed. He loves our museum and wants everyone to love it too."

    Puppet Show

    Many past recipients of the award were present at the luncheon.

    • 2012- Sue Wright
    • 2011- Robert and Joyce Packard
    • 2010- Janice Greele
    • 2009- Norma Kay
    • 2008- Anne Joliff
    • 2007- Ralph Bowler
    • 2006- Omilou Miles
    • 2005- Steve Doak

    We are grateful to the Family of Bryce and Lillian Brown for their support of the Mayborn Museum Volunteer Program.





Special Events

    Puppet Show
    Puppet Show

    November 2, 2013
    11:00 am & 1:00 pm

    Join the Mayborn Museum and WareHouse Puppets for the puppet show, "The Goat and the Chili Patch."




    Free Sunday Program

    Our Free Sunday Program continues on November 3, 2013 thanks to the support of our sponsor Community Bank and Trust.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank Packaging Corporation of America. for sponsoring October's Free Sunday. Join us as we welcome everyone to the museum with no admission charge.




On Display

    2013 Texas Junior Duck Stamp Program Winners

    Junior Duck Stamp

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex presents the 2013 Texas Junior Duck Stamp Program winners on display through November 10, 2013. Each year the winning entry from the national contest is made into the Junior Duck Stamp sold by the U.S. Postal Service for $5.

    Receipts from sales are used to fund scholarships for the national contest winners, state programs, marketing, and environmental education materials. The program is open to all U.S. school children.



    Freshwater Fish

    New Fish

    You may have noticed some alterations to our fish tanks in the Harry and Anna Jeanes Discovery Center. With the help of North Waco Tropical, we have changed our tanks from saltwater to freshwater. With this change, there are many new faces in the tanks. Our colorful new fish are from a variety of locales around the world. Stop by to say hello!





Coming Soon

    All Aboard the Mayborn Express
    December 7, 2013 - January 5, 2014 All Aboard the Mayborn Express

    Join us as we welcome back the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders and their trains for the seventh year at the Mayborn.

    The extensive train set-up in the Anding Traveling Exhibit Gallery will include elaborate scenes of bridges and trestles, cities and towns, and depict both the past and present. The young and the young-at-heart will enjoy imagining the excitement of being a train engineer!




    WEEBLES Coast to Coast
    January 25, 2014 - May 4, 2014

    WEEBLES Coast to Coast Pack your bags for a fifty state adventure in the Mayborn Museum's new exhibit, WEEBLES Coast to Coast. Visitors will travel, with help from Weebles characters, to each of the 50 states to explore U.S. geography, history and culture.
    Children can pretend to go fishing in Minnesota, drive along the Pacific Coast Highway in California, join a pit crew in Indianapolis, Indiana, and so much more! WEEBLES Coast to Coast




    The WEEBLES Coast to Coast exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in collaboration with Hasbro. WEEBLES is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc. and is used with permission.© 2013 Hasbro. All rights reserved.




Museum Store

    Have BU spirit? The museum store is stocked with accessories for those that bleed green and gold. As always, museum members receive 10% off their entire purchase.

    Museum Store
    Green and gold gifts galore
    Museum Store
    Fancy fashions for fall







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