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Baylor University and Mayborn Museum

Since the discovery of the site in 1978, museum staff, students and volunteers have spent thousands of hours excavating and working to preserve the fossil material. The remains excavated through 1990 are now housed at Baylor University's Mayborn Museum. With the designation of Waco Mammoth as a national monument, the Mayborn has been acknowledged as an official repository for the National Park Service.

The Mayborn Museum gives visitors another way to experience this Central Texas wonder. The Waco Mammoth Site Exhibit displays original casts of the fossils beneath a glass floor, allowing visitors a unique, up-close view of exactly how excited excavators found the mammoth bones at the site. A large-screen film and interactive stations tell visitors the story of the mammoth's lives in Texas and the remarkable scientific discoveries at the site.

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City of Waco and Parks and Recreation

Waco Mammoth National Monument protects 4.93 acres of federal land (recently donated by the City of Waco) in the midst of the city park known as Waco Mammoth Site. Waco Parks and Recreation staff currently manage the day-to-day operation and education programs at the monument.


Waco Mammoth Foundation

The Waco Mammoth Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) foundation, was established in 2004 as a collaborative effort by the City of Waco, Baylor University, and the Waco community to support development of the Waco Mammoth National Monument by:

  • encouraging the education of students, teachers and the general public interested in the history and science of the Waco mammoths
  • developing and maintaining museum facilities and programs concerning the Waco mammoths
  • preserving Waco Mammoth National Monument and related fossils in perpetuity.

Last updated: September 14, 2015

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6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive
Waco, TX 76708


(254) 750-7946

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