You know its coming 2012 and the end of the world, according to Mayan astronomers. Get the story behind the theories and practices that led to the prediction in the full-dome planetarium show 2012: Mayan Prophecies. Viewers see the ancient Mayan pyramids and cities Palenque, Chichen Itza and Uxmal, each a mysterious site where astronomers watched the skies for signs of the future. Putting together intricate, interlocking calendars that showed the year 2012 as the end of time, the Mayans may have foretold our destiny. Multiple screenings daily. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit www.hmns.org. $7 to $8.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: May 5. Continues through May 31, 2011