(Grades 5-8) This live Skype program encourages interactive discussion highlighting the symbols associated with royal power in Maya and Aztec civilizations. Students virtually tour the Mesoamerican gallery and learn to read the man-made landscape to understand the impact of ancient monarchies.
(Grades K-12) On the Day of the Dead, November 2nd, Mexicans celebrate death as a part of life. Visit an ofrenda, or altar, to explore the elements of this festival through hands-on artifacts, and then make a craft to take home – select either calacas (skull masks) or cempasúchils (paper flowers) at registration. Available in Spanish.