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Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco

4.6
#4 of 10 in Museums in Waco
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.
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  • Good price. Geared towards younger children. Craft activity was nice,staff helpful. Some of the areas were a little weak such as the home center. Water area was fun. All in all enjoyable and reasonabl...  more »
  • We took our grandsons to the Mayborn as a follow on to the Waco Mammoth National Monument. The museum has a nice exhibit of the dig site. There is a traveling exhibit Astronaut exhibit that we all fou...  more »
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  • We loved the Mayborn Museum. It's fun and educational for every age. So many interesting and beautiful exhibits. We came for the NASA exhibit and found so much more. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the cost was low. I highly recommend this museum. We are a homeschooling family and have visited many museums over the years and this is our favorite.
  • This museum is a must see !! Massive facility with an entire outdoor pioneer village. Complete with blacksmith, church, school house and everything you'd expect from a small village in those days. You can go inside 99% of the structures and it was amazing. I've never seen such detail and craftsmanship. The inside exhibit is equally mind blowing, ranging from space to Texas wild life to many other things. Great place. It also has a gift shop. Our kids range from 8- 11 and they all enjoyed it. My favorite was the pioneer grocery and goods store.

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