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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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  • Each summer my young grandsons come to visit for a week at Camp Nana's! There's usually a special exhibit with the museum-last summer it was "Mr. Potato Head & Tinkertoys"-this was an interactive expe...  more »
  • I took my 14 year-old daughter and three of her friends to Waco for the day. She remembered visiting the museum several years before and wanted to go again. Even though it is designed for younger kids...  more »
  • Great activity place, my wife and I travel with our daughters to let the grand kids play, they love all the activities and there is so much to do. Definitely worth the visit.  more »
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  • Great museum. Although the price had gone up under new management, this piece has a lot of fun. They have events to go to, and they have a great variety of kids area toys. They even have an area to sit and eat with a microwave to heat up lunch for your kids. We love the water room. And the traveling exhibits are usually very kid friendly.
  • Great place for kiddos to learn, just wish they change things up a bit more often for the little ones. My toddlers only visit once a semester and still seem a little bored within 30 min. There are cool exhibits for older kids and adults, though!
  • One of the best places to take your kids in Waco. There are a huge variety of fun and educational activities which are updated regularly. If you get a membership, the Mayborn Museum is a fantastic deal--money well spent for frequent visits that your children will love.
  • A great place for kids of all ages. Geared toward different age groups and it is constantly upgrading and changing exhibits.
  • 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.