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Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • This museum is pure class. I can only imagine the amount of money that was required to bring the Mayborn to reality. Much time is spent on the history of the complex and its primary founder and in des...  read more »
  • We absolutely loved it. My kids are 5, 4 and 1. They all had a blast. Especially in the discover area and the tea house. We were also able to watch the bearded dragons eat some crickets. I saw they ha...  read more »
  • We spent a couple of hours in the museum but missed the village outside in the back because it closed at 4:00. We will plan another trip. 
  • A lot of wasted space. The building is so beautiful but there is definitely a significant lack of utilization. Also the village out back was closed and the looked like the coolest area. My little one was pretty bummed.
  • Fantastic! My kids love going here. When we lived in Waco we took them there sometimes 3-4 times a week and they never got bored. There is a large room for traveling exhibits. There are LOTS of fun activities for kids of all ages.
  • This museum has a great children's discovery section. My grandchildren had a blast learning about everything from physics to tea parties and trains. The admission is very inexpensive and family passes are available.
  • Great place for kids to play and explore ... also has a great gift shop with fun and unique games, toys, and activities.
  • This place was a bleeding blast for the kids. Would absolutely recommend for any parent.
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