Mayborn Museum

Special Exhibits

On display

Stan the T. rex

Stan the T.rex

A cast of the renowned Tyrannosaurus rex fossil known as Stan is now on display. The original Stan was found in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota in 1987 and excavated in 1992. It is one of the most complete T. rex fossils discovered. The completed specimen is twelve feet tall and almost forty feet long. This new exhibit was made possible by a generous loan from the Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas.
“The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is pleased to loan this skeletal cast of the iconic T. rex to the Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University,” said Dr. Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “As organizations dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge, this agreement between Baylor and the Perot Museum embodies the institutional partnerships that strengthen our scholastic community. We look forward to seeing ‘Stan’ installed at the Mayborn as we continue to inspire minds through nature and science beyond the walls of the Perot Museum.”



Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit

Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit

January 29, 2022 - May 1, 2022

Based on the Dinosaur Train TV series, the exhibition embraces and celebrates the fascination kids have with both dinosaurs and trains.

  • Hop on the Dinosaur Train and travel to all three time periods during the Age of Dinosaurs (Mesozoic Era – Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous)
  • Learn the characteristics of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, and how dinosaurs are classified into these groups
  • Explore math concepts by studying the different sizes and measurements of dinosaurs
  • Interact with real and replica fossils and learn how scientists use fossils to make dino discoveries!

Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit was created by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company. © 2022 The Jim Henson Company. Jim Henson’s mark & logo, Dinosaur Train mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved.

New Views of the Dust Bowl

New Views of the Dust Bowl

What do extreme heat and high winds do to our landscape? New Research from Baylor University’s Geoscience Department is changing how we think about the Dust Bowl Drought of the 1930’s.

In our new immersive exhibit, New Views of the Dust Bowl: A collaborative exhibit from the Baylor University Department of Geosciences and the Mayborn Museum, you will experience what this historic time was like and learn why dust affects our food, our families, and our health.

Founding to Future: Bright Lights of Baylor University

Now on display

Older than the state of Texas, Baylor provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

Experience the essence of Baylor’s origins, traditions and mission through an interactive timeline, collegial photo-ops, and iconic university artifacts. From founding to future, the exhibition will illuminate the past, present, and future bright lights of Baylor University.