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Mayborn Museum Complex

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Address: 1300 S University Parks, Waco, TX
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Always a great time

I have spent many hours with my preschool grandchildren at Mayborn over the years. It is their go to place when they can't be outdoors (and sometimes when they can). The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Waco, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have spent many hours with my preschool grandchildren at Mayborn over the years. It is their go to place when they can't be outdoors (and sometimes when they can). The traveling exhibits are always a hit. The annual membership is a great value if you live in the area.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have taken my kids to this several times, and each time they find something new. There are so many rooms just filled with things that are learning and fun. Their favorite is the weather room. They like to be on the green screen. It has everything from dinosaurs to pioneer days. There is just so much to do and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were visiting family in Temple, Texas. Waco was a short drive away. While there we visited the Mayborn Museum. Located on the Baylor Campus this museum is a great experience. From the outdoor area with time period structures including houses, a school, and a garage, to the indoor area with history and hands on exhibits, everyone in your group... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My children loved this museum! The only trouble we had was trying to find empty buildings to explore outside since there was a field trip, but we still managed to see them all. We didn't even get to all idlf the rooms.inside and we had a blast. If we're in the area again, I won't hesitate to bring them back.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Our children range from ages 4-17, and every one of them loved this museum! I highly recommend anyone with children to visit this museum.

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Waco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We love the traveling exhibits and the permanent museum attractions, as well. They offer free admission on the first Sunday of every month. With a family of 7, you can't beat that!

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The museum has a ever changing program from DaVinci weapons and tools to Art, Glass and just for children. I saw the DaVinci display that included his flying wings/man, a rotating turret now used on tanks, among other items that he invented. I would check them out It is a great way to spend anywhere from an hour to 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My three and six year old had an amazing time. This place is huge. Its two stories and each room has a theme. My daughter is three with autism and she really enjoyed the room with the puzzles along with the room with water. The parking was the worst part of the experience. But once we got in, it made... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've taken all four of my kids at different times, and they all had a great time. The zoo in the morning and museum in the afternoon (with some Vitek's in between) makes for a really fun day in Waco.

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Justin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place was amazing! It was huge too! We walked the entire place, plus the village, and it took a little over 4 hours. We went with my 7 year old and there was so much for her to do. We will make sure to come back next time we are in town. Plus, college students get in free!

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