Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Creteaceous
    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.



Special Events

    Free Sunday Program

    Our Free Sunday Program continues on August 3, 2014 thanks to the support of our sponsor Kohl's.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank The Dwyer Group for sponsoring July's Free Sunday. Join us as we welcome everyone to the museum with no admission charge.




Dino Days
    Dino Days

    The Mayborn Museum's themed events each Tuesday are highly popular. Dino Days
    Dino Days Come enjoy dinosaur-sized activities and events related to the special exhibit, Be the Dinosaur, the first two Tuesdays in August.

    Below is more information about individual upcoming Dino Days.

    • August 5

      Dino Days: Dino Detectives
      Learn more about dinosaurs and become a dino detective! Join us for hands-on educational dinosaur activities from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
    • August 12

      Dino Days: Dinosaur George
      Step into the prehistoric past with a high energy live-action presentation offered by "Dinosaur George." Show times at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. "Dinosaur George" is a public speaker, writer and television personality who has performed live to over 3 million people and has lectured in over 3000 museums, schools and other public events. He is the writer, co-creator and host of JURASSIC FIGHT CLUB on the History Channel.


    $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. For more information, call 254-710-1110.




Celebrating ten years in a big way!
    August 12, 2014
    Celebrating ten years in a big way!

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    The museum turned 10 years old on May 22, 2014! We will be celebrating throughout the year with 10 special activities to commemorate this very special birthday.

    On July 4, we celebrated our birthday along with the founding of our country by offering special pricing of 5 people for just $10.

    Our year-long birthday celebration continues on August 12. Know anyone who is 10 years old just like us? Come to the Mayborn to enjoy our last Dino Day and free admission to all visitors that are 10 years of age.

    This price will include admission to the museum and Be the Dinosaur.

    Mayborn Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission.


Celebrating ten years in a big way!
    Schedule Changes

    Exciting changes are coming to Baylor's campus this fall with the opening of McLane Stadium. Although there is a comprehensive plan for traffic and parking on Baylor campus during games, we are uncertain of the impact on the museum operation. As a result, we plan to close the museum for the first two home games of the 2014 football season, on August 31 and September 6.

    Mayborn Museum staff will observe traffic flow during the first two games and consider all aspects to determine our game day schedule for the remainder of the 2014 season. Sic 'Em Bears!




Museum Store

    Create your own dinosaur landscape with these awesome puppets, 3-D puzzles, and excavation kits. Stop by the museum store to pick up your dino dream.

    Museum Store
    Playful Prehistoric Puppets
    Museum Store
    Deluxe Dino Discoveries








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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 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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