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Mayborn At Home is a way for you to experience the museum at home!

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Meet The Mayborn

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Virtual Visits

Check out the museum from home through a virtual visit!

Art Around the Museum

July 22, 2020

Explore art around the Mayborn!

Lost Waco

June 24, 2020

Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe discussess the lost archtecture of Waco.

Drawer of the Day Mollusks

June 17, 2020

Exhibits Manager Trey shows off the museum's collection of mollusks.

Village Commissary

June 12, 2020

Trey takes on a visit to the Governor Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village's commissary!

Simple Machine Hunt

June 10, 2020

Explore simple machines by searching your house for these fascinating contraptions!

Cabinets of Curiosity Ostrich

June 5, 2020

Take a virtual visit to the cabinets of curiosity and investigate the ostrich skeleton.

Drawer of the Day Golden Eagles

June 3, 2020

Exhibits Manager Trey takes us for a virtual visit of the museum's collection of golden eagles.

Cooper House

May 29, 2020

Dr. Ken Hafertepe presents The Cooper House: A Waco Treasure.

Village Schoolhouse Tour

May 27, 2020

Trey takes us to the village schoolhouse to learn more about how children learned in the 1890s.

Village Garden Update

May 22, 2020

Katie takes us on a tour of the growing plants and vegetables in our village garden.

Waco Mammoth National Monument with Dr. Lindsey Yann

May 20, 2020

Learn more about ancient Camelops that roamed central Texas with the Waco Mammoth National Monument's paleontologist Dr. Lindsey Yann!

Collections drawer of the Day- Cuckoos

May 15, 2020

Take a look at the cool cuckoos in our museum collection.

Meet the Scientists- Eastern Tent Caterpillar with Dr. Pitts

May 13, 2020

Learn about the eastern tent caterpillar with Dr. Pitts from Baylor University's Department of Biology.

Learn About Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2020

Learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo. The Mayborn Museum salutes our community partner the Centex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and their fine businesses. A special thank you to Pitaya Handbags and Mexican Outfitters, Mariachi Azteca de Waco and Folklorico Las Estrellas de Waco.

Spiny Lizard

May 1, 2020

Check out our cool spiny lizards!

Turtle Visit

April 23, 2020

Our Maker Educator Alan makes a visit to see what our ornate box turtles are up to.

Waco's Premier Architect

April 21, 2020

Dr. Ken Hafertepe, professor and chair of the department of museum studies at Baylor University explores the work of architect W.W. Larmour.

Historic Homes of Waco

April 16, 2020

Dr. Ken Hafertepe, professor and chair of the department of museum studies at Baylor University takes us on a journey through the architectural history of Waco, TX.

Meet the Scientists- Dr. Pitts' backyard caterpillar

April 15, 2020

Take a look at Dr. Pitts' fun caterpillar find in her backyard and see what you can find in yours!

Drawer of the Day- Woodpeckers

April 14, 2020

Check out our woodpecker collection with our Collections Assistant Madeline!

Drawer of the Day- Egg Collection

April 9, 2020

Check out some fascinating eggs from the museum's collection with Exhibits Manager Trey!

Meet the Scientists Backyard Ecology Walk

April 7, 2020

Join Dr. Mullins on a backyard ecology walk discussing citizen science you can get involved in!

Mammoth Tour

April 3, 2020

Join our Maker Educator Alan for a mammoth sized mammoth tour!

Humpback whale skull

March 27, 2020

Check out our fan favorite humpback whale skull!

Village Garden Tour

March 25, 2020

Join Katie for a tour of the garden in our Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village.

Backyard Insects

March 24, 2020

Our Maker Educator Alan explores insects in our Backyard Ecology Hall

Drawer of the Day #1

March 20, 2020

In this Virtual Visit we explore our bird collection with Collections Assistant Madeline. Learn more about our collection and how it is used.

Anoles

March 19, 2020

Join us for a Virtual Visit as our Animal Collections Specialist Joshua shows us how Anoles hunt for food.

Activities

Looking for fun, educational things you can do at home? Check out these easy to do activities created by our museum education team. Click the links below to watch demonstrations and download activity instruction sheets.

Tree Cookie Table

July 17, 2020

Lesa guides us through building a fun cookie table!

Mayborn at Home- Tree Cookie Table

Heirloom Scavenger Hunt

June 26, 2020

Katie takes us to the village garden to learn more about heirlooms.

Mayborn at Home- Heirloom Scavenger Hunt

Milk Jug Bird Feeder

June 22, 2020

Create a fun bird feeder using things found around the house!

Mayborn at Home- Milk Jug Bird Feeder

Homemade Puzzle

June 15, 2020

Get creative at home by making a puzzle using popsicle sticks!

Mayborn at Home- Homemade Puzzle

Salt Dough Mammoth Bones

June 8, 2020

Make mammoth bones using home made salt dough!

Mayborn at Home- Salt Dough Mammoth Bones

Rock House

June 1, 2020

Build your own rock house using play dough!

Mayborn at Home- Rock House

Capillary Rainbow

May 26, 2020

Learn about capillary action and how colors mix!

Mayborn at Home- Capillary Rainbow

Bubble Snakes

May 19, 2020

Grab some easy to find things around the house and make bubble snakes!

Mayborn at Home- Bubble Snakes

International Museum Day 2020- Animal Crossing Museum Gallery

May 18, 2020

Celebrate International Museum Day by creating a museum gallery using fun photos from the Mayborn Museum!

Mayborn at Home- International Museum Day 2020 Museum Gallery

Leaf Prints

May 11, 2020

Learn more about plants by making colorful leaf prints!

Mayborn at Home- Leaf Prints

Commissary Scavenger Hunt

May 8, 2020

Discover curious items in the village commissary.

Mayborn at Home- Commissary Scavenger Hunt

Cardboard Rainbow Collage

May 4, 2020

Go on a color scavenger hunt in your house to learn more about rainbows!

Mayborn at Home- Cardboard Rainbow Collage

Salt Water Stalactites

April 29, 2020

Explore how stalactites form at home using saltwater!

Mayborn at Home- Salt Water Stalactites
Mayborn At Home- Make A Family Tree

Make A Family Tree

April 27, 2020

Explore your family's history by making a family tree.

Mayborn at Home- Make A Family Tree

Life Cycle Spinners

April 24, 2020

Create a life cycle spinner to learn more about living things!

Mayborn at Home- Life Cycle Spinners

Mulch March

April 22, 2020

How does mulch help plants? Learn about its role in the environment while you explore your own neighborhood.

Mayborn at Home- Mulch March

Pom-Pom Drop

April 20, 2020

Have fun making your own pom-pom drop using paper roll tubes!

Mayborn at Home- Pom-Pom Drop

Salt Dough Fossils

April 17, 2020

Make your own fossils with things from around the house!

Mayborn at Home- Salt Dough Fossils

Water Xylophone

April 14, 2020

Get musical by making your own water xylophone with glassware!

Mayborn at Home- Water Xylophone

Succulent Container Garden

April 8, 2020

Make your own succulent container garden

Mayborn at Home- Succulent Container Garden

Flower Dissection

April 6, 2020

Hands-on learning about the parts of a flower.

Mayborn at Home- Flower Dissection

Log House

April 2, 2020

Build your own log house using things from around your home.

Mayborn at Home- Log House

Monocot or Dicot?

April 1, 2020

Learn about plant classification with Katie in our village garden!

Mayborn at Home- Monocot or Dicot Worksheet

Bug Trapper

March 31, 2020

Make a bug trapper to get a close up view of insects!

Bug Catcher

Pipe Cleaner Creatures

March 30, 2020

Make a fun creature using pipe cleaners, paper rolls, construction paper, and more!

Pipe Cleaner Creatures

Grass House

March 26, 2020

Get creative and build a grass house using things you can find around the house!

Grass House Activity

Animal Exercise

March 23, 2020

Get your body moving like an animal! Click here to download the Animal Exercise Cube print out.

Animal Exercise

Nature Creatures

March 18, 2020

Create an creature using leaves, twigs, cardboard & more.

Nature Creatures

Sock Puppet Friends

March 17, 2020

Use things found around your house to create fun sock puppets.

At Home Sock Puppet Friends

Habitat at Home

March 16, 2020

Create a 3D diorama using materials found in your home and from your backyard!

At Home Habitats