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.
To provide excellent community services by maintaining an accessible, attractive, safe system of parks, open spaces and facilities to promote recreational and educational opportunities to be enjoyed by local residents and visitors to Waco.
The Waco Mammoth Foundation mission is to support, preserve, and enhance the natural resources of the Waco Mammoth National Monument for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of present and future generations through a unique partnership with the National Park Service, the City of Waco, and Baylor University.
The Waco Mammoth Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to help obtain and sustain resources to complete all phases of the Master Plan.
Last updated: April 5, 2021