Mayborn Museum Complex

Explore history and science on a visit to the Mayborn Museum Complex. Explore science exhibits such as Water and Bubbles; Simple Machines; Health, Optics, Sound; and more. Then, travel back to the 1800s to learn about Native Americans and early Texas pioneers. Compare life as it was then to now, with a visit to a late-1800s riverfront community. The Historic Village consists of a series of 19th-century buildings, including the cook’s house, commissary, planter’s house, and schoolhouse. Groups unable to visit can request an educational Discovery Box for their school, covering topics like history, natural science, and different cultures.
Contact Info
Address: 1300 South University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706. McLennan County. Tel: 254-710-1110. Email: Website: Hrs: Mon.-Tues. & Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Thurs. 10AM-8PM, Sun. 1-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

Hunting for ideas to make museum trips more exciting? Allow a sculpture to inspire a creative story. Enact a skit from a painting. Sketch creatures from a science exhibit. Giving your students a fun focus can make a trip to the museum more enjoyable.... Continue