Sure to be a hit for all visitors are the Waco at the Crossroads of Texas Natural History Exhibits. From their first step into Cretaceous Sea, with its 28 foot-long model of a Pliosaur, to Texas Lifeways, which includes a Waco Indian grass hut, a Norwegian rock house, a Comanche tipi, and an early log cabin, everyone will come to understand what makes Waco the Crossroads of Texas. The first exhibit in the Mayborn Museum Complex's natural history section is named Strecker's Cabinets of Curiosities. Many of the beloved artifacts from the Strecker Museum's collections, such as the tree cross-section and the humpback whale skull, are on display.
The room is patterned after the style of early natural history museums. At that time, museum items were presented purely for visual entertainment and shock value and were not labeled. The 9 wood frame buildings that make up the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village continue the Crossroads of Texas theme outdoors. Seventeen themed Discovery Rooms provide visitors with hands-on, interactive learning activities. Did You Know? Test your knowledge at one of 4 Exploration Stations.
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