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12-21-12 End of the World Mixer with Grupo Ka-Che! at Houston Museum of Natural Science (Up to 53% Off)

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A celebration in honor of the Mayans’ doomsday prophecy with performance from Grupo Ka-Che! as well as a cash bar and food trucks

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Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Valid only on 12/21/12. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under cause of death and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with this Groupon.

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LaB 5555 throws a party for the fearless on Friday, December 21, from 8 p.m. to midnight in honor of the ancient Mayan prediction of the world's end. With drinks and food purchased from cash bars and local food trucks, attendees can explore the Maya 2012: Prophecy Becomes History exhibit that unpacks the anthropological truth behind the doomsday claim. Created with help from the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología of Guatemala, the exhibit lets visitors explore Mayan modes of timekeeping, astronomy, construction, and artistry. The Burke Baker Planetarium screens special presentations of 2012: Mayan Prophecies, Danza Chikawa performs a traditional Maya dance at 9 p.m., live performance from the band Grupo Ka-Che!, and participants are encouraged to participate in the countdown to midnight.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Seven days a week, the Houston Museum of Natural Science cultivates knowledge with interactive exhibits that shuttle minds into such far-flung realms as tropical rainforests and outer space. Permanent exhibit halls house everything from the skeletons of brachiosauruses in the recently expanded Morian Hall of Paleontology to artifacts from ancient Egypt and the Americas.

Housed inside three stories of glass, the museum's Cockrell Butterfly Center habitat teems with more than 1,500 winged wonders from around the globe, which frolic around a 50-foot waterfall, and flutter through exotic plants. Visitors can also gaze skyward in the Burke Baker Planetarium, which casts more than 10 daily shows with curve-mirror projection technology. Eyes marvel at the planetarium's 30'x18' full-dome digital theater, capable of transporting families to the aurora borealis in the Arctic Circle or to the nougat-flavored center of a black hole. A children's art gallery is also available.


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96% of 9,344 customers recommend

  • “Start with the "Star of the Show" and work your way down. There is almost too much to see in one day.”

  • “Wear comfortable shoes. ”

  • “Give yourself adequate time to explore everything fully. This place is pretty big, and if you're willing to pay for all the extra exhibits(different planetarium...”

    “Give yourself adequate time to explore everything fully. This place is pretty big, and if you're willing to pay for all the extra exhibits(different planetarium shows/huge butterfly garden) you can definitely spend an entire day here. ”

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    5555 Hermann Park Dr.

    Houston, TX 77030

    +17136394629

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