Themed Discovery Rooms occupy two floors of one wing of the museum complex. Providing visitors with hands-on activities, these rooms are designed to invigorate young imaginations. Children and families will be thrilled to discover the hidden colors within light, to play a tune on the walk-on piano, and to walk beside dinosaurs in the Jurassic.
- Play Waco (closes daily from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for cleaning)
- Light and Sound
- Design Den
- Back to the Jurassic Augmented Reality
- Simple Machines
- Tea Room
- Backyard Ecology
Inspired by Central Texas stories, Baylor research, and natural phenomena, this exciting collection of hands-on experiences will encourage individual discovery and an appreciation for the natural world.
The new gallery includes live animals that tell a story about local ecology and traditional museum collection objects while also providing ample creative play experiences for children and families. Visitors can compare their strength to a boa constrictor, learn about the Brazos River through an interactive water table, and experience life as a bee by climbing into a honeycomb.