Mayborn Museum

Waco, TX

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Address: Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science & Cultural History Museum Complex, 1300 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706, USA Number: 254 710 1110 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Who is ready to have some fun whilst learning!? The Mayborn Museum, within the Baylor University complex, is where kids can explore, learn, enjoy, and get hands-on with some of the great exhibits that they have within their walls.

There are a number of permanent exhibits at the Mayborn Museum, and one of the most popular is the Waco at the Crossroads of Texas natural history exhibits.

Here, kids can see the transitions of evolution, with a 28 foot long model of a Pliosaur, once living in the Cretaceous Sea, to the Texas Lifeways, where you can get up close to a number of dwellings that were used throughout the years. You can explore a Waco Indian grass hut, a Comanche tipi, and even a Norwegian rock house. Don't miss the early log cabin either!

Another exhibit at the Mayborn Museum is the Strecker's Cabinets of Curiosities. This is the first exhibit in the natural history section, and many of the artifacts from the Strecker Museum's collections are on display. You can see a humpback whale skull, and even a tree cross section! (Try and guess how old it is!)

Make sure you look around the room too, because it's decorated after the style of an early natural history museum, which is very cool.

There is a historic village, as well as 17 themed Discovery Rooms where kids can enjoy hands-on, interactive activities that are great for learning too!

The museum also have a range of changing exhibitions, so there's something new whenever you go!

With birthday parties too, it's a great place for kids to really learn something unique and fascinating. 


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How much does it cost?



$6 ($10 with traveling exhibit)



$4 - $5 (Ages 18 mnth to 12 years)


Free Under

18 months


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Keep an eye out for events across the year, as often they are geared towards kids!

Any top tips?


Why not have a birthday party at the museum? It's a fun way to celebrate, and your package includes 2 hours of party room, admission, and a great time!

I'm Hungry!


It's a good idea to grab something to eat before your visit, so kids can focus on learning and not those rumbling tummies!

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The Mayborn Museum is the perfect place for your school's field trip! The Mayborn Museum Complex offers 1-2 hour(s) of programming, depending on the grade level and topic you choose for your group. All of their programs offer students the opportunity to touch, explore, and investigate exhibits all linked to cultural history and natural science.

Can I get one of those?


The museum store is a great place to end your day at the museum! There are book, games, toys, novelty items, and even gems and minerals!

Need a little extra help?


If you have special needs, just speak to staff about the accessibility, or assistance you require

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When can we go?

10am - 5pm Mon - Sat / 1pm - 5pm Sun

Closed New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day

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