Houston Museum of Natural Science

Maya Ritual Secrets Revealed by Tomás Gallareta

Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2016

06:30 PM

Discover how ritual and human sacrifice, depicted at sites such as the Nunnery Quadrangle of Uxmal, the Ball Court, the Castillo de Kukulkan, Cenote Sagrado, and Temple of the Warriors at Chichén Itzá, and the Nunnery Quadrangle of Uxmal provide understanding into the Maya beliefs governing such activities as a warring season and enthronement of kings.

In addressing Maya rituals, Dr. Tomás Gallareta Negrón will explain how Maya ritual is not dead, as shamanism still being practiced today.

About the Lecture

This program is co-sponsored by AIA, Houston Society with support from the Mexican Consulate General of Houston and BBVA Compass.

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  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • $18.00

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. The parking garage is $10 for museum members and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

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The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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