Family Activities:

Mayborn Museum Complex


Mayborn Museum Complex

1300 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX

Families give the Mayborn Museum high marks for being one of the best kid-friendly museums in the central Texas region.

Located on the Baylor University campus, the museum is organized into five main sections: Natural and Cultural History Exhibits; the Historical Village; special exhibits; a Design Den; and the Jeanes Discovery Center, which has over a dozen hands-on areas designed for kids of all ages and interests, from tea parties to a walk-on piano to a weather reporting station.

A special Play Waco area for kids 5 and under gives them a chance to climb on a school bus or pretend to go grocery shopping.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.


Admission is $8 for adults; $7 for senior citizens; and $6 for children ages 2 to 12.


Food is not available for purchase, but you may bring a picnic.