Magnificent Maya

Grades 4–7, 60 minutes

 Children examing artifacts in a Magnificent Maya class
Student archaeologists examine artifacts in a Magnificent Maya class.

Integrates with studies of

  • Primary characteristics of a civilization.
  • The Maya.
  • Ancient civilizations.
  • Archaeology.

Program Description

Investigate Classic Period Maya culture and people through the clues left behind in their tools, buildings, and writing. Learn how archaeologists and other scientists unravel the mysteries of past cultures and what they mean today. This presentation encourages student participation, including discussion and handling artifacts. The class takes place in the Encounters with the Americas galleries.

For more information, reservations, special requests, or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Cathy Kittredge at 617-495-3216 or email



$200 per 25 students, 30 students maximum. Groups of 26 or more students, $8 per student. One adult per 5 students required and admitted free. Contact Cathy Kittredge (above) for information on fee waivers.


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—Teacher, Grade 5, Arlington



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