Mayborn At Home
Mayborn At Home is a way to experience the museum at home! You can find activities to keep hands and minds busy as well as virtual museum visits that spotlight our exhibits and collections.
Join us for a Virtual Visit as our Animal Collections Specialist Joshua shows us how Anoles hunt for food.
In this Virtual Visit we explore our bird collection with Collections Assistant Madeline. Learn more about our collection and how it is used.
Our Maker Educator Alan explores insects in our Backyard Ecology Hall
Join Katie for a tour of the garden in our Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village.
Check out our fan favorite humpback whale skull!
Join our Maker Educator Alan for a mammoth sized mammoth tour!
Join Dr. Mullins on a backyard ecology walk discussing citizen science you can get involved in!
Check out some fascinating eggs from the museum's collection with Exhibits Manager Trey!
Check out our woodpecker collection with our Collections Assistant Madeline!
Take a look at Dr. Pitts' fun caterpillar find in her backyard and see what you can find in yours!
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.
Dr. Ken Hafertepe, professor and chair of the department of museum studies at Baylor University explores the work of architect W.W. Larmour.
Our Maker Educator Alan makes a visit to see what our ornate box turtles are up to.
Check out our cool spiny lizards!
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.
Learn about the eastern tent caterpillar with Dr. Pitts from Baylor University's Department of Biology.
Take a look at the cool cuckoos in our museum collection.
Learn more about ancient Camelops that roamed central Texas with the Waco Mammoth National Monument's paleontologist Dr. Lindsey Yann!
Katie takes us on a tour of the growing plants and vegetables in our village garden.
Trey takes us to the village schoolhouse to learn more about how children learned in the 1890s.
Dr. Ken Hafertepe presents The Cooper House: A Waco Treasure.
Exhibits Manager Trey takes us for a virtual visit of the museum's collection of golden eagles.
Take a virtual visit to the cabinets of curiosity and investigate the ostrich skeleton.
Explore simple machines by searching your house for these fascinating contraptions!
Explore art around the Mayborn!
Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe discusses the lost architecture of Waco.
Exhibits Manager Trey shows off the museum's collection of mollusks.
Trey takes on a visit to the Governor Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village's commissary!
Katie takes us to the village garden to learn more about heirlooms.
Create a fun bird feeder using things found around the house!
Lesa guides us through building a fun cookie table!
Get creative at home by making a puzzle using popsicle sticks!
Make mammoth bones using home made salt dough!
Build your own rock house using play dough!
Learn about capillary action and how colors mix!
Grab some easy to find things around the house and make bubble snakes!
Celebrate International Museum Day by creating a museum gallery using fun photos from the Mayborn Museum!
Learn more about plants by making colorful leaf prints!
Discover curious items in the village commissary.
Go on a color scavenger hunt in your house to learn more about rainbows!
Explore how stalactites form at home using saltwater!
Explore your family's history by making a family tree.
Create a life cycle spinner to learn more about living things!
How does mulch help plants? Learn about its role in the environment while you explore your own neighborhood.
Have fun making your own pom-pom drop using paper roll tubes!
Make your own fossils with things from around the house!
Get musical by making your own water xylophone with glassware!
Make your own succulent container garden
Hands-on learning about the parts of a flower.
Build your own log house using things from around your home.
Learn about plant classification with Katie in our village garden!
Make a bug trapper to get a close up view of insects!
Make a fun creature using pipe cleaners, paper rolls, construction paper, and more!
Get creative and build a grass house using things you can find around the house!
Get your body moving like an animal! Click here
to download the Animal Exercise Cube print out.
Create an creature using leaves, twigs, cardboard & more.
Use things found around your house to create fun sock puppets.
Create a 3D diorama using materials found in your home and from your backyard!