Reopening Information

Mayborn Museum

Reopening Information

Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will reopen to the public on August 8, 2020. The museum will be open to members-only August 1 – August 7.

In collaboration with Baylor University officials and using the guidelines recommended by national, state and local agencies/authorities, we are implementing the following measures to keep our staff and visitors safe:


    Before Your Visit

  • Masks RequiredMasks will be required for all staff and for all visitors except young children under age 2. Gaiters, bandanas, scarves, face shields, and masks with valves are not suitable face coverings and not permitted in Baylor University buildings. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • Buy OnlinePurchase your tickets in advance on our website for a low-touch check-in and to limit your chance of wait time.
  • Closed AreasPlay Waco will remain closed.
  • Lower Admission PricesGeneral admission prices have been adjusted temporarily to compensate for this closure.

    What Has Changed

  • Disabled TouchSome hands-on exhibition components within the Natural and Cultural History Wing and the Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village will be disabled.
  • Paw PatrolPaw Patrol Adventure Play will be open in the Anding Traveling Exhibit Gallery.
  • ScheduleWe will have a temporary change in our operating schedule. The museum will be open Monday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and open on Sunday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

    Safety Modifications

  • Lower CapacityTo allow for proper social distancing, we will be operating at 25% capacity or less.
  • Timed TicketsWe will adjust the flow of visitors through timed tickets. If you arrive at the museum and we are at capacity, our staff members will ask you to wait until some visitors exit.
  • SanitizingWe are installing more hand sanitizing stations and instituting heightened cleaning protocols, including frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection of “high-touch” door handles, elevators, and restrooms.
  • TrainingAll staff members have gone through required training sessions to understand and implement these modified procedures and sanitation practices to ensure the health of both staff members and visitors.
  • MonitoringGuest numbers will be monitored and controlled to ensure capacity restrictions are met.

Low-Touch Exhibit Additions

Additional interpretive exhibit elements will be added to our exhibits. Stay-tuned for exhibit pop-ups throughout the summer.

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. The CDC recommends social distancing and cloth face coverings in public settings. Cloth face coverings provide an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.