Mayborn Design Den

Design Den is a making and tinkering exhibit space at the Mayborn Museum here on Baylor’s campus. In Design Den, we invite museum visitors of all ages to create and tinker with art, science, and technology while in atmosphere of collaboration and creativity.

Visitors use a variety of tools and materials, some that they may recognize and some that may be new. We focus on maker education and informal education as a way to strengthen 21st-century skills with K12 students, as well as adults and college students.

Design Den acts as a learning lab for Museum Studies Graduate Assistants who host monthly programs, outreach events, and an after school Maker Club throughout the fall and spring semesters. In the summer, internships are available for Baylor students across campus to help facilitate daily maker activities and host summer camps.

Volunteers Welcome

Volunteers are needed in Design Den year-round. If you are interested in making as an approach for teaching and learning or if you just think it would be fun to make stuff with kids, email the Design Den Coordinator, Emily Clark ( to learn about upcoming volunteer or internship opportunities. You can also check out the Design Den webpage for updates.