There's so much to do at MPM during Spring Break!
Visit us for various programs in Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed and out on our Museum floors.
Monday through Friday, March 26 - 30
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Maya and Egyptian Pyramids: Just the Facts
There are some intriguing similarities between the ancient Maya and ancient Egyptian civilizations -- though we know that the two never had any contact. But one thing they shared is the pyramid, which became a central architectural feature in both cultures. So, what are the similarities and differences between Maya and Egyptian pyramids? Test your knowledge of both as you try and sort a list of facts and decide which are true for which pyramids!
Maya and Egyptian Writing Systems: Glyphs of the Gods
Both the Maya and the Egyptians created complex writing systems using hieroglyphs—a readable symbol used in written communication. Though they had no contact with each other, their writing systems do share a few similarities.
In this activity, we explore what’s similar—as well as different—in the writing forms of both civilizations as a way to better understand them. Using a selection of modern symbols, visitors create their own hieroglyphic sequence that best expresses their identity.
Maya City Building
Think it was easy feeding an entire Maya city? Think again! Work to be as innovative as the Maya in this interactive city-building challenge.
If you have a hard time keeping track of your schedule, just be glad you only have one calendar to consult! The ancient Maya, on the other hand, used many. Come join us to learn about their complex calendar systems.