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Mayborn Museum Complex

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Address: 1300 S University Parks, Waco, TX
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1:00 pm - 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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Waco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This museum was a lot of fun for my kids 7-11. My friends toddler had a blast also. There is 2 levels and very large rooms for each exhibit. Will return in the future!

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Dallas, TX
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Just finished up a 3 hour visit to the museum. After debating to go or not, I was happy that we did. The location is easy to find, but parking was a little difficult especially in the rain. Admission was not bad, and they honored the discount coupons we had. They gave us a map & we were off. The... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I visted the Mayborn Museum with my sister-in-law, my nearly two year old, three year old nieces and my nine year old nephew and boy did we have fun! We spent three hours touring the museum with the little kids and the big kids (some of my friends who are in their twenties came along) and we all agreed we... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The magic school bus exhibit was a lot of fun for my daughter and nieces. It was a free day and very crowded but we enjoyed it.

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