Programs and Events

Adult Programs

Deciphering Maya Glyphs
For years, an 11-foot-high, 8,000-pound Maya stone monument called a stela has been stored deep in the halls of the Museum’s collections. Steve Nash, curator of archaeology and chair of the Anthrolopy Department, begins the evening with the story of how the massive stela from Caracol found its way to Denver—in two halves, years apart! Marc Zender, Maya hieroglyph expert and a visiting assistant professor at Tulane University, will read the stela in its native language and decipher it into English for the audience. Zender will also share stories from his archaeological fieldwork throughout Mexico and Central America. Following the lecture, enjoy cookies and coffee as you examine this hidden gem of the Museum.
Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m.
Phipps IMAX Theater
$12 member, $15 nonmember
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Tales of Discovery, Tales of Creation: Maya Murals at San Bartolo
In March 2001, Bill Saturno discovered the remote archaeological site of San Bartolo and the oldest intact murals ever found in the Maya world. Since then he has directed the San Bartolo Regional Archaeology Project dedicated to the excavation and conservation of these spectacular murals and to understanding San Bartolo’s role during the period when Maya civilization itself was just forming. Hear the story of adventure surrounding this discovery and how Saturno managed to make it back to safety to tell the tale. Saturno is a leader in remote sensing applications in archaeology and assistant professor of archaeology at Boston University and a National Geographic Explorer.
Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m.
Phipps IMAX Theater
$8 member, $10 nonmember
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Location and Hours

2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205

Open Every Day
9 a.m to 5 p.m.
Except Christmas Day
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