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Mayborn Museum Complex

1300 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706-1716
+1 254-710-1110
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Neat Museum

The Large Turtle fossil was a hit with my group. The village outside was neat to see. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jedilostinspace
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Gem

Ninja turtles exhibit on tour. Radical! Mammoths in the sand. Tatonka, bear turkey and an amazing... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Dan P
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The Mayborn Museum Complex brings together, in one location, the resources of hands-on discovery rooms and interactive natural science and cultural history galleries, including outdoor exhibits. This rich combination provides a wide spectrum of engaging learning opportunities for learners and visitors of all ages.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1300 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706-1716
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Large Turtle fossil was a hit with my group. The village outside was neat to see. We enjoyed our visit.

2  Thank Jedilostinspace
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Ninja turtles exhibit on tour. Radical! Mammoths in the sand. Tatonka, bear turkey and an amazing Texas art hall. With the stop. Was that a Baylor Bear?

2  Thank Dan P
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Very nice museum with lots of interactive type exhibits and fun stuff for kids to see and do. Also a very nice gift shop with reasonable prices.

2  Thank Forreal89
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice setup for young kids to tweens. Lots to see and some cool things to try. Very clean and well organized. Ninja turtles all the way to fossils. Very nice and worth a visit.

1  Thank Tripletmompearland
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is the first time going to the Mayborn Museum and the overall experience was very good! Great place to bring your kids or grandchildren ! The museum has numerous actives for kids! Some very Interesting displays! Some great historic building in back of the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This museum is a must see if you have children or grandchildren of any age. There is a large section dedicated to hands on play for those under 5. Recently updated and expanded, it will keep a toddler occupied for hours. The rest of the...More

1  Thank luv2go056
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This was a great museum...it would have been even greater if we had our granddaughter with us. They dedicated a whole to a children's discovery area. We walked thru the area and were impressed. We enjoyed the adult side of the museum as well.

1  Thank Jeannene A
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

A fine museum with a day's worth of attractions and plenty of space set aside especially for little kids. Best of all, it's completely free on the first Sunday of the month, so plan accordingly! It gets packed, but you can't beat the price!

1  Thank Brendan P
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Many of the exhibits are not taken care of. Not the worst museum we've been to, but not high quality . . . Or even average quality.More

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Jess O, Public Relations Manager at Mayborn Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

We are so sorry to hear about your recent experience at the Mayborn. We are committed to constant improvement of our exhibits, and as such have unveiled our phase 2 of exhibit renovations coming in 2019. We hope to fully renovate the rest of the...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

My grandkids just love this place. I am so happy to have a indoor place to take the grands when the weather is not right for going outside. They always burn off some energy and have a great time.

1  Thank crawfordfoodie
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Jess O, Guest Relations Manager at Mayborn Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

We are so glad that you and your grandkids enjoy the Mayborn! We hope you guys come back soon.

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Ejmcnair
21 June 2016|
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Response from porter_osborne | Reviewed this property |
5-10 bucks per person... Also check into the family membership. Possibly a cheaper solution if you think you will visit more than once.
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SuziQinTexas
12 September 2015|
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Response from TYRIKA G | Reviewed this property |
this museum is for ages 1 to 8 and it's not crowded at all. very quiet.
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Jessica L
26 March 2015|
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Response from Beverly M | Reviewed this property |
No meals offered at the museum.
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