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Mayborn Museum Complex

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Address: 1300 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706-1716
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+1 254-710-1110
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Fun place for kid

I love to take kids to this museum, right now we are wanting to go see the wizard of oz exhibit. It is hands on on science, trains, music, dinosaurs, you name it. First Sunday of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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waco
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love to take kids to this museum, right now we are wanting to go see the wizard of oz exhibit. It is hands on on science, trains, music, dinosaurs, you name it. First Sunday of month is free,

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Thank wacostar
Wichita Falls, Texas
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum to take your kids or grand children. My husband and I went, enjoyed the displays and our time there, but be sure to take your kids.

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Thank clb42
Allen
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several museums are housed in the complex. It is an amazing place. We have been to many children's museums around the country and this is the best! The natural history museum is amazing. You can walk on a clear floor over a replica of the woolly mammoth discovery site. You could spend hours here!

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Thank funmomm
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We went for a few hours and our son really enjoyed it. There were lots of things to see and do and quite a few interactive spaces that he really liked.

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Thank Todd B
Temple, Texas
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Good to have so many activities for the kids to do some people use it as a playground to just run around but if you take the time and learn with your children they will get a better understanding of the activitites, Staff was friendly and helpful and the place was well kept

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Thank Jeff H
Texas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Mayborn Museum is one of my 3 year old's favorite places to go. There are so many different hands-on activities for kids, it can literally keep you busy for hours. There are many rooms with different themes and their own unique, fun activities. In addition, there is a separate area that is more like a history museum explaining the... More 

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Thank hollys4087
Junction City, Kansas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Mayborn Museum has so much to do for kids and adults too! Everytime we go the whole family has a blast. It's very hands-on learning for the kiddos!

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Thank Shelbi R
Robinson, Texas
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our child was a toddler and there were ample things for him to try and to manipulate. Plus there were other floors with manipulatives for older children to play and learn from. Plus there was plenty of exhibits for us older folks to enjoy. The best thing is that we were able to leave for lunch and come back in,... More 

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Thank ksa149
Waco, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My kids love this place. We were given an annual membership as a gift, and have bought a membership ever since. A great place to let kids learn and explore.

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Thank brochipanthony
Washington, DC
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Disclaimer: We only visited the Discovery Area for children so our visit it based on that section of the museum. I went here with my five-year-old and 2.5-year-old and their favorite area was Play Waco, a sort of village with costumes and themed stations/storefronts and vehicles for imaginative play. There are several, varied interactive displays. My only feedback is that... More 

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