Mayborn Museum is reopening with attention to safety


Mayborn Museum will reopen to the public on Aug. 8, but members get access Aug. 1-7. 

A 20% discount is available on new and renewing memberships through Sept. 30. Use the promo code: SUMMER.

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

Tickets / Visitor Capacity

To allow for proper social distancing, the museum will be operating at 25% capacity or less. We will adjust the flow of visitors through timed tickets. If you arrive at the museum and we are at capacity, our staff will ask you to wait until some visitors exit. Purchase your tickets in advance on our website for a low-touch check-in and to limit your chance of wait time.

Closed Areas / Modifications

Some hands-on exhibition components within the Natural and Cultural History Wing and the Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village will be disabled. The Harry and Anna Jeanes Discovery Center will remain closed with the exception of the Backyard Ecology Hall. General admission prices have been adjusted temporarily to compensate for this closure. Paw Patrol Adventure Play will be open in the Anding Traveling Exhibit Gallery. Guest numbers will be monitored and controlled to ensure capacity restrictions are met.

Masks Required

Masks will be required for all staff and for all visitors except children under age 2.


The museum is installing more hand sanitizing stations and instituting heightened cleaning protocols, including frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection of “high-touch” door handles, elevators, and restrooms.

Safety Training

All 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 and visitors.

Schedule Change

The museum will have a temporary change in its operating schedule. The museum will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Hands Off Can Be Fun, Too!

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

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