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Mayborn Museum Complex

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Address: 1300 S University Parks, Waco, TX
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Must visit while at Baylor University/Waco!

This museum has something for everyone! There is so much to see, learn, and do during your visit. Allow at least 2 hrs minimum to explore if possible. Don't forget the historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This museum has something for everyone! There is so much to see, learn, and do during your visit. Allow at least 2 hrs minimum to explore if possible. Don't forget the historic village out back. A great time will be had by all!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Among the very best children's museums visited. Geared for all ages, all interests. Reasonably priced; coupon available from internet or visitor's center. Would recommend a full day visit, with a break for lunch.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

In my opinion the Mayborn is a childrens museum first and foremost. If you visit without kids it's pretty dull and generic. The curiosities exhibit was interesting since we tried to guess what the things were since there were no labels. We left after only thirty minutes having seen the whole exhibit feeling disappointed but then again we had no... More 

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Roscoe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Took our 4 year old grandson and he LOVED it. So much for him to do and very reasonable too ! A must see when visiting Waco with children !

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Bertram, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We discovered this museum on a family reunion weekend and we were very pleasantly surprised. The kids loved it and so did the adults! Lots to see and hands on fun too! Will definitely go back.

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Burleson, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The museum is small and I had to remind myself it is part of Baylor and not a stand alone. The exhibits (especially the mammoth exhibit) were very well done and interesting. Great place to visit with the kids. We enjoyed the historic western town but wished it was not a static display. More interactivity would enlarge the experience.

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hewitt
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My granddaughters really enjoy the museum. Enjoy the special exhibits, such as the trains, dinosaurs, etc., along with the animal, etc exhibits, but are so excited to go upstairs chatting & trying which room to go to first! Often the bubble room or music room are first. The tea party room is always a hit. Of course the turtles, fish,... More 

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Memphis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We enjoyed the displays and learning about the history of the area. We felt that it would be more consumer friendly if items displayed had information labels instead of calling a phone number to listen to long winded guide. The interactive screen that one needed to use to figure out what was in the tall cases was no fun at... More 

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Waco
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Superb place with history, science, math and many other subjects with activites for kids of all ages.

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Roseville, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you have kids they will love the game and exhibit room. Otherwise nothing special. But worth the low entry fee.

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