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Photo by Duane A. Laverty

This 142,000-square-foot facility on the Baylor campus is a wonderful learning experience for children as well as adults. It features a natural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas, including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology and natural history. Themed discovery rooms offer hands-on learning.

The complex includes the 13-acre Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village, which provides a glimpse into pioneer living in Central Texas.

A traveling exhibit, "Imaginate," which has interactive activities such as creating paper airplanes and testing them in a wind tunnel, is at the museum through Sept. 5.

The museum is free to visitors on the first Sunday afternoon of each month.

ADDRESS: 1300 S. University Parks Drive

PHONE: 710-1110

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