Maya 2012 and Gems of the Medici Exhibit Visit for Two or Four at Houston Museum of Natural Science (Up to 54% Off)

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Explore two exhibits: Maya 2012 showcases the timekeeping of a Stone Age society and patrons view Italian antiquities in Gems of the Medici

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Admission to special exhibits also grants patrons same-day access to the Exhibit Hall, which includes all permanent exhibits.

Two intriguing pieces of human history take up residence among the museum’s dinos and wildlife. Maya 2012: Prophecy Becomes History unpacks the anthropological truth behind the oft-circulated claim that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world on December 21 of this year. In an exhibit created with help from the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología of Guatemala, visitors can explore Mayan modes of timekeeping, astronomy, construction, and artistry while they assess for themselves how close they are to their doom.

Gems of the Medici fast-forwards several millennia to Renaissance Florence, where the powerful Medici family established their stronghold on the region and financed and purchased some of the loveliest works of European art. The exhibit will display both precious gold and silver pieces from their own era and antiquities they preserved from ancient Rome.

Through March 31, groups can enter the exhibits every 15 minutes between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Children younger than age 2 get in free.

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