2012 Mayan Prophecies

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Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Museums

Region: Kirby-West U

Egypt isn’t the only place in the world with pyramids, you know. Ancient peoples in Latin America, especially the Maya, built a few of their own. Like their Egyptian counterparts, the Mayan pyramids were aligned to the stars in the night sky. As you’ll see in the planetarium show 2012: Mayan Prophecies, the prophecies by Mayan astronomers continue to influence modern thinking. Through a complex system of calendars, the Mayans predicted the end of the world as we know it would come in 2012 — which, by the way, is just five short months away. You’ll virtually visit the ancient cities of Tikal, Palenque, Chichen Itza and Uxmal, and see how those long-ago astronomers looked into the sky to see the future. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Through September 2. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit www.hmns.org. Free to $8.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2011

 
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