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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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  • I visit the Mayborn Museum fairly often. The most recent visit was again disappointing. The three rooms we frequent two of them were closed. The water/bubble room. We went straight there as it fills u...  more »
  • This is a cute little museum for anyone near or traveling through Waco. Plenty of things to see and do for all ages - giant fossils, local animals (stuffed and live), exhibits on light, magnets, music...  more »
  • Oh My Gosh I Loved it. I could not talk about every room because there was at least 15 rooms. It is fun for younger kids and older kids. Prices are not bad for so many rooms for children to create and...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Very family oriented. Have exhibits that are good for adults and interactive ones for kids. Great staff.
  • 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.
  • 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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