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Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco

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#4 of 10 in Museums in Waco
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The Mayborn Museum Complex is a 142,000-square-foot (13,200 m2) facility that opened in May 2004 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. It features a natural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archeology, and natural history. Sixteen themed discovery rooms encourage hands-on learning for all ages. The complex also includes a 13-acre (53,000 m2) historic village, a 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) traveling exhibit gallery, a theater, a museum store, and a snack area.
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  • I read about the Mayborn Museum in a travel magazine article and marked it as a place to see while in Waco. This museum was easy to find with a small lot in front which provided free parking. The...  more »
  • 11 yo son enjoyed all the interactive activities. Music room was amazing and creative. Lots of room to roam and take part in activities. The Village was an interesting history lesson. Glad we...  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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