Explore the mysteries of the ancient Mayan civilization and their culture at the Natural History Museum of Utah’s new exhibit, which will be presented 100% bilingual in English and Spanish.
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.
Museum admission prices at the door:
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!
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).