Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
A Very Big Birthday!
    A Very BIG Birthday!

    Be the Dinosaur

    On May 24, Mayborn staff and visitors enjoyed a DINO-sized celebration with the opening of Be the Dinosaur and birthday cake to commemorate our 10th anniversary!

    We will continue to celebrate throughout the year with 9 other special activities. Watch our social media pages and your email to stay updated.

    Be the Dinosaur

    Be the Dinosaur is a traveling exhibit by Eureka Exhibits.



Be the Dinosaur
    Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous
    On Display 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.




Dine with the Dinosaurs
    Dine with the Dinosaurs
    June 20, 2014
    5:30 pm


    Dine with the Dinosaurs

    The Mayborn Museum will be offering a party for our members featuring the summer exhibit, Be the Dinosaur, on June 20, 2014.

    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.






Volunteer Appreciation
    Volunteer Field Trip

    On April 9, museum staff and volunteers enjoyed a trip to the Dr Pepper Museum which included participation in a Create a Soft Drink program.

    The group broke into teams to create their own soft drink flavor and marketing plan, there was even a jingle! The program was followed by a picnic lunch and a visit to the soda fountain.

    Want to join in on the fun? Contact Carol Nowlin for volunteering opportunities.




Special Events

    Free Sunday Program

    Our Free Sunday Program continues on June 1, 2014 thanks to the support of our sponsor Englander dZignPak.

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




    Paleontologist Takes Museum Visitors into Prehistoric Past
    June 14, 2014

    Prof. John R. Hutchinson
    Professor of Evolutionary Biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary College,
    University of London

    Paleontologist Takes Museum Visitors into Prehistoric Past The museum is pleased to host paleontologist Dr. John Hutchinson as a guest lecturer in conjunction with the summer exhibit. As the Chief Paleontology Advisor for Be the Dinosaur, Dr. Hutchinson will explore life in the Cretaceous Period. Dr. Hutchinson will present a lecture at 11:00 am geared towards younger children and another at 2:00 pm for older children and adults.

    Lectures are free and open to the public, however admission to the museum is not included. For more information call (254)710-7981. The Mayborn Museum Complex is located at 1300 S. University Parks Drive on Baylor Campus




Coming Soon


    Dino Days Dino Days

    Dinosaur-sized activities and events related to the special exhibit, Be the Dinosaur, will be offered every Tuesday from July 1 to August 12, 2014. Weekly activities will vary: learn about fossil excavation at real dino digs, watch the film The Land Before Time, and enjoy "Prehistoric-Tales" story time.


    $5 per person pricing will be offered on Dino Days and will include admission to the museum, Be the Dinosaur and all special activities and events. Mayborn Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission.






Museum Store

    Want to learn more about dinosaurs? The museum store has tons of books and games to quench that thirst for knowledge.

    Museum Store
    Terrific Tyrannic Texts
    Museum Store
    Genius Gaming Gifts








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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