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 …

Virtual Field Trip: National Cherry Blossom Festival & Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

National Cherry Blossom Festival: A tradition for more than 100 years, the blossoming of the Japanese cherry trees in Washington, D.C. is a reminder of the beauty of the season and a popular time for tourism in our nation’s capital. Typically, this time of year, an estimated 1.5 million people flock to see the blossoming …