Experiencing Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed- Baby Names of the Maya

When the expecting parents hear that they are going to have a child they become excited with all of the possibilities of what to name their newborn pride and joy, including parents of the Maya civilization. Like many parents, Maya parents are very deliberate with every intention they set for their children so there will …

Experiencing Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed- The Maya Calendar

The Maya people had many innovative and defining practices and structures that helped their civilization flourish. The Maya had a numeric system, games, aqueducts, and even a calendar to tell time. The calendar that the Maya used looks very different in comparison to the 12 month Gregorian Calendar that we use. The Mayan Calendar consists …

The Maya and Butterflies: Then and Now

Butterflies have become an integral and fun addition to the Science Center over the past couple of years and as we explore our newest traveling exhibition, Maya: The Hidden World Revealed, we are learning about how butterflies were important to the ancient Maya civilization and the current Maya descendants in Central America. Then: Butterflies were …

Experience Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed- Maya Stories

The Maya Genesis Story, also known as the Maya Creation Story, can be found in the Maya book called, “Popol Vuh,” or “The Book of the People.” Luckily, this book was not destroyed when the Spanish invaded in the 18th Century, making the “Popol Vuh” a valuable historical text and a great way for us …