Experiencing Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed- Maya Body Modifications

In the twentieth century, body modifications gained immense popularity in American culture, but they were commonplace for the Maya centuries before we adopted them into our own society. The Maya saw body modifications as symbols of strength, representations of their religious beliefs and spirituality, and demonstrations of social status. They believed that the pain and …

Experiencing Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed- Maya Home Life

The Connecticut Science Center is currently hosting the world-class, blockbuster traveling exhibition Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. The exhibition is the largest of its kind in the United States and invites you to uncover the rise and eventual decline of this majestic civilization — including its social, natural, and spiritual realms — through never-before-seen artifacts, hands-on …

Science Sunday: Mayas and the Science They Created

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed is the brand new traveling exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center. We were inspired by this exhibition, that we wanted to share some interesting science with you on this Science Sunday, inspired by the Maya. Inside the exhibition, we can learn all about the incredible science, and technology they created. So, …

Science Sunday: Leap Year

Happy Leap Year! This past weekend we leaped ahead, closing out February with 29 days. Once every 4 years, we add that extra day to the end of February, but what’s the reason for it? As you know, we mark a year as the full amount of time it takes us to do a full …