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Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco

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Located on the Baylor University campus, the Mayborn Museum Complex features a natural science and cultural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology, and natural history. In addition to the natural history exhibits, there are seventeen themed discovery rooms which encourage hands-on learning for all ages as well as a Historic Village. The nine wood frame buildings that comprise the village, provide a glimpse into the past, bringing to life a community in the 1890s.

The Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village closes everyday at 4:00 pm.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We visited with our 9 and 2 year old children. We have struggled to find activities that they both enjoy together, and this was just amazing. My husband and I enjoyed it every bit as much. The Discove...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    There are touring event's that may be of interest . A large kid friendly area and of course the fossils / artifacts exhibit .Docents are Baylor Students and represent the College well. Bravo !  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Cousins galore invaded the museum — 8 in all — ranging in age from 3 to 22. They all thoroughly enjoyed the many different exhibits. The natural history focusing on the region around Waco, and the col...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    I took my kids there they have never been. A lot of cool things inside there and in all sections of the museum. AWESOME we love it. Enjoyed it
  • June 9, 2017
    Best for younger kids...1 to 6 years old. Good interactive area for that age. Memberships start to be a good deal if you have 2+ kids.
  • June 24, 2017
    Very family oriented. Have exhibits that are good for adults and interactive ones for kids. Great staff.
  • March 29, 2017
    Mayborn Museum is a great place to take kids! My 3 and 4 year old children were thoroughly amused for hours. They loved Play Waco, Water and Bubbles, and Light and Sound. I loved the hands on exhibits which encouraged my children to really get involved and learn while having fun.
  • February 5, 2017
    We went to Magnolia Market but it was way to busy for our family, so we found this museum on trip advisor and LOVED it. My kids 4-9 were entertained for HOURS. My oldest has autism and sometime museums are hard for him and he doesn't last long. We expected to be there for 1 hour or so, but this museum had so much hands on engaging exhibits he lasted over 3 hours.

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