Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
Be the Dinosaur
    Something BIG is Coming to the Mayborn Museum!
    Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous
    May 24 through September 3, 2014
    Be the Dinosaur

    Unleash your wild side and Be the Dinosaur at the Mayborn Museum this summer as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary.

    Be the Dinosaur is a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari Jeep and more.

    Be the Dinosaur
    Be the Dinosaur

    Visitors can experience life as a virtual dinosaur in this innovative exhibit.

    Be the Dinosaur is a traveling exhibit by Eureka Exhibits.



    Be the Dinosaur Opening Weekend
    May 24, 25 and 26

    Be the Dinosaur

    Join us for a journey to the prehistoric past for another great exhibit!

    Opening weekend 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.




    10th Anniversary

    The Mayborn Museum Complex opened its doors to an eager public on May 22, 2004. We will be celebrating the museum's 10th birthday throughout the year with 10 special activities to commemorate this very special birthday. Watch our social media and check your email to stay up to date on the festivities!




    How Does Your Garden Grow?

    How does your garden grow?

    How does your garden grow?

    In March during our Spring in the Village celebration, many of our visitors helped us plant a garden of corn, okra, sunflowers, and zinnias.

    Our April (and March) showers have helped it develop. Stop by the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village to see the fruits of your labors. What do you have in your garden at home?




    Mayborn Museum Wins Design Award

    At the 2014 Texas Association of Museums (TAM) Annual Conference, winners of the 35th annual Mitchell A. Wilder Publication Design Awards Competition were announced.

    Created to recognize achievement in graphic design and media production and to encourage quality in public presentations, the Wilder Design Competition drew entries from museums of all sizes, regions, and disciplines throughout the state of Texas.

    GooseBumps! The Science of Fear invitation

    The Goose Bumps! Member Party invitation submitted by the Mayborn Museum Complex won a merit award. The invitation was created by Kyle Gray, Coordinator of Media Graphics for the Mayborn Museum Complex's annual summer exhibit party.

    Mayborn Director Dr. Ellie Caston said, "Once again our museum has been honored for quality publications which reflect the great work of our very talented team."

    Other winners included prestigious museums such as the Amon Carter Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wittliff Collections, and the Sixth Floor Museum.




Special Events

    Final Weekend WEEBLES Coast to Coast
    May 3, 2014

    WEEBLES Coast to Coast Don't miss your last chance to explore the USA all in one day! Our WEEBLES Coast to Coast exhibit leaves on Sunday, May 4.

    Admission for the museum and the exhibit will be $5 per person for all guests over 18 months of age on Saturday, May 3.

    Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission.




    Free Sunday Program

    Our Free Sunday Program continues on May 4, 2014 thanks to the support of our sponsor H-E-B.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank Waco Habitat for Humanity/ Restore for sponsoring April's Free Sunday. Join us as we welcome everyone to the museum with no admission charge.




Summer Safety


    Summer Safety

    The busy summer season is upon us. This is just a friendly reminder that guardians must stay with children throughout their museum visit.






Museum Store

    Want to experience life in the Cretaceous? Stop by the Museum Store to pick up your own T-Rex, Triceratops or Pliosaur and let your imagination soar to the prehistoric past. Build your own Cretaceous with a Sands Alive Dino Kingdom Sand Box Set.

    Museum Store
    Prehistoric plushy predators
    Museum Store
    Scupt sandy scenes








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 Carol Nowlin at 254-710-1128 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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