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•  Saturday, April 25: Puppets and Chemistry
•  Japanese Spring Festival
•  Puppet Shows
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•  Spring Break
•  An Evening da Vinci Style
•  da Vinci Opening Day
•  Model Train Exhibit
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Archived Events

An Archive of some of the Mayborn Museum's past events

Physics Circus
The Physics Circus returns to the Mayborn Museum this Spring Break! "The Greatest Physics Circus on Earth" is much more than just a catchy phrase to announce a spectacular pending event. Based on the intense science explorations, physics demonstrations, hands-on interactive displays, theatrical performances, and excellent teaching experiences, the upcoming CASPER Physics Circus will be in all reality "The Greatest Physics Circus on Earth." In its sixth year of production, the CASPER Physics Circus is a delightful, educational, and unforgettable experience enjoyed by students (in all grades), parents, and teachers. CASPER is the acronym for the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research, and is a project spear headed by Baylor University and partnered with by Texas State Technical College Waco. The CASPER research program has been in existence since 1960 and is highly respected within the science, physics, and engineering communities.

A Bug's Life Event
Please join us at the Mayborn Museum Complex for a day of bug-themed fun on Thursday, March 15th. Your admission includes a viewing of "A Bug's Life" movie, a salad & pizza buffet, and getting up close and personal with insects from our museum collections.

The Mayborn Express


Talk to the International Space Station
Join the Mayborn Museum and the Heart of Texas Amateur Radio Club as we link up with the International Space Station on Monday, June 27 at 11:06am.

Museum Mondays
Docent-led programs tailored for 18 month to 5 year olds with plenty of activities, stories, and time to explore the museum.

Family Fun Thursdays

Sensational Saturdays
Sensational Saturdays

Get in the holiday mood and celebrate a very merry Mayborn Christmas on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am - 4 pm, featuring a day of fun activities with Santa and friends!

Japanese Spring Festival
The Mayborn is proud to host Baylor's Japanese Student Association to celebrate the new season with a Japanese Spring Festival on April 12 from 10:30 am to 3 pm. The Spring Festival is also known as the "Sakura" Festival, taking its name from the Japanese word for cherry blossoms. These colorful flowers are a symbol of the temporary nature of life in the Japanese culture and are celebrated as a sign of spring in festivals around the world.

Contact the Astronauts of the International Space Station
Museum visitors and a number of students from the second and third grades at Robinson Elementary will have a chance to make contact with astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) at the Mayborn Museum Complex.

A Mammoth Day at the Mayborn
September 4th will be a Mammoth Day at the Mayborn Museum Complex! Check out the new life-sized mural of a Columbian mammoth, stop by Jill Barrow's signing of her book "Mammoths in Waco", see the companion video, and attend the public hearing on the Waco Mammoth Site.

Summer Opportunities
Explore land, sea, air and beyond as the Mayborn Museum Complex and Cameron Park Zoo present Exploration Collaboration The Ultimate Summer Camp!

Meet a Critter
Come and meet an animal friend at this fun and informative Mayborn program! Visitors will get the exciting opportunity to meet one of the museum's vertebrate animals up-close and learn more about them from trained staff members. "Meet a Critter" will repeat on Saturdays throughout the year and highlight a different animal in the Mayborn's popular Vertebrate Room, so you won't want to miss one!

Tea Room Opening
The museum will open our new Discovery room, Aunt Blanche's Tea Room, on Saturday, March 7th. Join us at 2:00 on Saturday for the official grand opening of the tea room

Spring Break 2009
March 9 - 13, 2009 Spring Break is Time for Tea! Join us at the Mayborn Museum as we celebrate the opening of our new Discovery room, Aunt Blanche's Tea Room. We've got a lot to celebrate, so join in for tea parties, Alice In Wonderland, balloon animals and more throughout the week!

Saturday, April 25: Puppets and Chemistry
Join us at the Mayborn and learn more about puppets and chemistry.

Japanese Spring Festival
Join us in Waco's very own Spring Festival with exciting performances and demonstrations organized by the Japanese Student Association.

Puppet Shows
Join puppeteers Allen Reeves Ware, Rick Strot and company for exciting puppet shows throughout the season. Make sure to join them for a fun time for the whole family!

da Vinci Days
Join us on Thursday throughout the summer as we learn more about Leonardo, his machines and his interpretation of the world around him.

Spring Break
Come enjoy a variety of exciting events at the Mayborn this Spring Break.

An Evening da Vinci Style
In celebration of our 5th anniversary, the Mayborn Museum invites you to An Evening da Vinci Style.

da Vinci Opening Day
Saturday, May 23, 2009 is the opening day for the Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion exhibit. We have so many activities planned that we extended the day until 7pm!

Model Train Exhibit
The Mayborn Museum Complex invites you to hop aboard the Mayborn Express! Four model train layouts will be on exhibit from Saturday, November 29th through Saturday, December 20th, thanks to the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders.

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