This exciting exhibit unearths the mysteries of the Maya from 2000 B.C. to the present. More than 125 magnificent artifacts help tell the story of this ancient yet advanced culture that created monumental pyramids, a 365-day calendar, a base-20 numbering system, and a scheme of hieroglyphics to record numbers and dates of important religious festivals, plantings and harvests. Also on display are building and landscape photographs, a life-size hut facade and a corbelled arch, as well as actual casts of large Maya stone artwork. Guests will also learn about contemporary Maya culture and the efforts to rebuild and restore Maya monuments and temples.
Admission to Secrets of the Maya is $15 for adults, $13 for senior citizens and $12 for ages 3-12, and includes general museum admission. Museum member prices are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for ages 3-12.