Jeanes Discovery Center

Mayborn Museum

Jeanes Discovery Center

Themed Discovery Rooms occupy two floors of one wing of the museum complex. Providing visitors with hands-on activities, these rooms are designed to invigorate young imaginations. Children and families will be thrilled to discover the hidden colors within light, to play a tune on the walk-on piano, and to walk beside dinosaurs in the Jurassic.

  • Play Waco (closes daily from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for cleaning)
  • Light and Sound
  • Design Den
  • Bubbles
  • SpaceX
  • Energy
  • Back to the Jurassic Augmented Reality
  • Simple Machines
  • Pioneer
  • Tea Room

  • Now Open
  • Backyard Ecology
Backyard Ecology

Inspired by Central Texas stories, Baylor research, and natural phenomena, this exciting collection of hands-on experiences will encourage individual discovery and an appreciation for the natural world.

The new gallery includes live animals that tell a story about local ecology and traditional museum collection objects while also providing ample creative play experiences for children and families. Visitors can compare their strength to a boa constrictor, learn about the Brazos River through an interactive water table, and experience life as a bee by climbing into a honeycomb.

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