Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Santa Chinga Lucha Libra

All first responders FREE!

Badass Texas Half/10K/5K

THE MOST BADASS RACE IN TEXAS You'll love the new scenic, challenging courses along the Brazos River, Historic Elm Avenue, through downtown Waco, and over the Washington Bridge. Join us on Saturday, May 25 at the EXPO featuring Packet Pick Up, Registration, Run Project and Badass Texas Gear, and a celebration of all things Waco! After the race beginning and ending at Heritage Park at Austin & 3rd Street and the finish line festival to follow, you can enjoy the rest of your weekend visiting a variety of museums, vineyards, & recreation areas in Waco. Limited Edition Badass Short Sleeve Shirt There’s a New Sheriff in Town... Show Off Your 4" Lonestar Badass Texas Finisher Medal. Limited Edition Badass Texas Trucker Hat Helpful Bag Check Join us on Saturday, May 25th at 6PM for the Badass Texas Shakeout + runner yoga + happy hour. Details Here

Community Day

Help us celebrate our 15th birthday! Visitors can explore the Discovery Center, our natural history exhibits, and the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village (weather depending) without an admission fee. Junior League of Waco is offering a free book reading at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm that the whole family will enjoy!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Waco Solid Waste Services and Waco Stormwater Compliance are encouraging residents to participate in the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Day. This event is for residents of Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Waco and Woodway only. The collection event is from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Waco Solid Waste Operations Center at 501 Schroeder Drive. Items accepted • Paint, Lighter Fluid, Solvents & Varnish • Old gasoline and gasoline mixtures • Batteries of all kinds • CFLs and fluorescent light tubes • Cleaning Products, such as Oven Cleaner, Drain Cleaner, Stain Remover • Lawn & Garden Chemicals, Herbicides & Pesticides • Used Motor Oil & Filters, Transmission & Brake Fluid, Antifreeze • Household Products Labeled “Caution,” “Warning,” or “Poison.” • Pool Chemicals • Electronics (Computers, Fax Machines, Monitors, Printers, Scanners, hard drives, keyboards, speakers, cords, cables, software), Televisions , Stereo equipment, VCR and DVD players • Tires (5 per household, No tires with rims/wheels, Residential tires only, No business tires, No OTR, Skid Steer, Earth Movers, large farm or agricultural tires; Maximum size: 20 inches) Residents must bring a utility bill from their city of residence for proof of residency. No commercial waste will be accepted. For answers to questions concerning this event, please contact Waco Solid Waste Services at (254) 299-2612.

Mammoth Trail Maintenance Day

Volunteers Needed for monthly hiking trails maintenance! (every first Saturday from 9am-5pm, come and go) In what looks like a scene from Jurassic park, we have huge piles (of mulch) that are steaming due to decomposition heat rising on a cold day. So, we need you to spread that mulch soon. Help your favorite National Monument and re-mulch our Eagle Trail! It's a half mile of scenic nature trail that needs a little TLC. Please bring your own wheel barrows, shovels, loppers, gloves, and protective eyewear. City of Waco Parks and Rec will provide the mulch and safety vests. Upon arrival, participants or their guardians will need to sign volunteer forms before any maintenance work begins. Stay an hour, or stay all day! Bring a sack lunch and plenty to drink (coolers are welcome, no glass bottles please). We appreciate your help!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Riesel Fair

Gate entry - $3 13 & up $2 5 to 12 4 & under Free Riesel Fair kicks off with a street parade on Thursday June 6th at 6:30 PM Live Music June 6th - Kayla Ray Live Music June 7th - Nolan Pick Live Music June 8th - Johnnie Bradshaw and the Out of the Blue Band Live music begins at 8 PM nightly Cornhole Tournament June 8th - sign up by 1 PM $10 donation per person trophies for 1st and 2nd place team. Bring your teammate or find one today! BYOB $10 cooler fee no bottles and coolers must stay in the stage area Armbands for rides $20 from 7 to 10 PM Vendors will be inside the large building and outside Concessions will be for sale by the Riesel Lions Club

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Pop-Up Saturday: World Oceans Day

Learn about ways you can reuse plastic and help the planet while making a fun and crafty ocean-in-a-bottle! This activity is great for people of all ages, and children will especially love the sensory play involved in this craft. This activity is free with general admission and will be located in the Museum courtyard.

Mammoth Junior Ranger Day

Become a Junior Ranger! Join every second Saturday for a special day of junior ranger activities. Come earn any or all of these fun badges: WACO Mammoth, Jr. Paleontologist, Boy Scout Ranger, Girl Scout Ranger, Night Explorer, Eclipse Explorer, and Centennial Jr Ranger....some rare and hard to find! 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ranger Guided tours every 30 minutes. $5.00 or less person. 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Nature Hike - scout our Eagle Trail for local animals and wildflowers. Free. 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Story Time - join a park ranger for a fun Ice Age story. Free. . 12:00 PM: Make A Fossil - learn about different kinds of fossils and make one to keep! $0.50 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Ancient Oceans - find and keep real fossils in this educational class. $3.00 2:00 PM: Bone-oculars - make and decorate your very own fossil-riffic binoculars to help you see our dig site during your tour. $1.50 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Ancient Oceans - find and keep real fossils in this educational class. $3.00