Nov 10 2018
May 27 2019
Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Natural Histor...

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Natural Histor...

Presented by Natural History Museum of Utah at Natural History Museum of Utah

In Maya, you will discover what archaeologists know about the ancient Maya and the unresolved questions they continue to investigate. Ancient Maya civilization was advanced, complex, and  well known for monumental architecture and distinctive art styles, deep knowledge of astronomy and time-reckoning, and some of the most sophisticated writing systems in the ancient world. Although much is known about the Maya elite and their complex political systems lead by royal dynasties , information about their working classes is less accessible. Recent archaeological discoveries have begun to shed more light on everyday domestic life and the relationships of non-elites to the ruling class.

Maya explores the fascinating social, natural, and spiritual realms of the ancient Maya through the eyes of powerful kings and queens and the lesser-known people who were the backbone of Maya society. The exhibit features immersive environments, authentic artifacts, and hands-on activities that tell the story of the ancient Maya and their modern descendants.

The exhibition is 100% bilingual in English and Spanish.

Admission Info

Museum admission prices at the door:

Adult- $14.95

Senior 65 and over – $12.95

Young Adult 13 – 24 – $12.95

Child 3 – 12 – $9.95

Child 2 and under – FREE

Museum Members – FREE

University of Utah Students ** Faculty & Staff with Valid ID – FREE

Buy tickets online to save $2 per person!

Phone: 801-581-6927

Dates & Times

2018/11/10 - 2019/05/27

Additional time info:

The exhibit runs from November 10th, 2018 to May 27th, 2019

The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 22nd, 2018), as well as Christmas Day (December 25th). The Museum will also be operating under special hours for Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).

Location Info

Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108