Strecker Museum
    now known as Strecker's Cabinets of Curiosities!
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Jacob's Review:
   They have a real whale skull!!! It's HUGE!! I bet when it was alive, it could have eaten lots of people if it wanted to. I liked looking in the cabinet drawers. The beetles were pretty cool too because there were lots of them in a box. I bet my mom would have told me to take them back outside right now if I had brought something like that in the house.
   They have a real dinosaur head!! It's a Triceratops and it is big!! And it wa the inspiration for the logo my Dad drew for this book! You can also see 'Chance' the Bear. I think he is on the football team - but he is a real bear not a costume one. And he lives in a big cage with another bear and some toys. You can really go see him when you want to! But you can't feed him or pet him cause he is in a cage.

Dad's Notes:
   Strecker Museum was the oldest continuously ran natural history museum in Texas, until it closed in 2003 for its move to the Mayborn Museum Complex. A lot has changed since the move. Many of the artifacts from the Strecker Museum are on display in its new home, such as a humpback whale skull like Jacob mentioned. When you are here looking, you may think that they forgot to label some items but they planned it like this when they decided to go with the style of early natural history museums where things often times were for entertainment and shock value. Be sure to look in the drawers as you never know what might be there.

   This fun museum is on the Baylor campus - and is a great way to get the kids to start getting familiar with the idea of going to college, a great way to turn them on to how fun it can be to get a higher education! Of course the added benefit of being located on the Baylor campus means you get a nice stroll through the beautiful campus.

1300 S. University Parks, Waco, TX 76706

Admission (subject to change):
Adults: $6.00
Children (18 months to 12 years of age): $4.00
Seniors (65 years and older): $5.00
Military discounts available.

Note: Admission to the Mayborn Museum Complex, includes Strecker's Cabinets of Curiosities as well as four additional exhibits.

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Hours(subject to change):
Monday - Wednesday; Friday - Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Drive Directions:   I-35 N to Waco, Take exit 335B. Travel E. down University Parks Blvd. Right onto Bagby, left on Speight - follow around to left (turns into 4th). Museum on right - take a stroll around campus!

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Jacob Tip:   It's good to go see the University - then you can see what is going to be like when you are older!
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