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  Mayborn Museum Complex

1300 S. University-Parks  - Baylor University
Waco, TX

Phone: (254) 710-1110

Statement of Purpose:

The Mayborn Museum is an educational component of Baylor University.  Through our resources of people, objects, and facilities, we provide a variety of atmospheres that encourage enjoyment and learning in a multitude of ways.


The Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex opened in 2004, giving a new home to the collections of the former Strecker Museum.  The Mayborn is the largest museum in the region and offers exhibits and activities for the entire family including discovery rooms, natural and cultural history exhibits, Baylor University history exhibits, a historic village, and a wide variety of temporary exhibits.  The complex also houses the Department of Museum Studies, which offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees.


Strecker Museum

Waco at the Crossroads of Texas

Sure to be a hit for all visitors are the Waco at the Crossroads of Texas Natural History Exhibits. From their first step into Cretaceous Sea, with its 28 foot-long model of a Pliosaur, to Texas Lifeways, which includes a Waco Indian grass hut, a Norwegian rock house, a Comanche tipi, and an early log cabin, everyone will come to understand what makes Waco the Crossroads of Texas.

Discovery Rooms       

Sixteen themed Discovery Rooms occupy two floors of one wing of the museum complex. Providing visitors with hands-on activities, these rooms are designed to invigorate young imaginations and introduce them to the worlds of Vertebrates, Invertebrates, Communication, Health, Water and Bubbles, Energy, Optics, and Sound, among others. Parents as well as children will be thrilled to walk through a model of the human heart, to "communicate" in hieroglyphics, to play a tune on the walk-on piano, and to try their hand at reporting the TV news and weather.

Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village

The 15 wood frame buildings that make up the 13 acre Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village continue the Crossroads of Texas theme giving visitors an accurate view of life in Texas from the latter part of the 19th Century into the early 20th Century.  Buildings include a one-room school house, general store, church, and homes.

Baylor University Exhibit

The Baylor University Exhibit features the history of the university from 1845 to the present, including current research and programs.

Temporary Exhibits

Please visit our exhibit web site for a list of current temporary exhibits.


Museum Mondays are fun and educational programs tailored for children 18 months to 5 years of age.

Family Fun Thursday programs offer the entire family the opportunity to experience one of our exhibits at a more in-depth level.

Sensational Saturdays are a day of fun, themed programs that occur one Saturday each month.

For a complete list of current events please visit our events web site.


Admissions & Directions


Our museum is located on the Baylor University Campus on University-Parks off I-35 Exit 335B.

Please see our website for detailed directions and maps.



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