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Augmented Reality Maya Chocolate Plate

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


October 21
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

A child viewing the Augmented Reality Maya chocolate plate on a tablet device

Drop-in Activity

For International Archaeology Day, “shrink” yourself down to “walk” into an ancient Maya vessel using augmented reality! Maya women were often essential for uniting kingdoms. When a marriage was arranged between Maya royal families, kings would exchange gifts like this ceramic three-legged plate for serving chocolate. Use the museum’s iPad as a “magic window” to discover fine details on one such plate that cannot be seen on the actual artifact. A gallery facilitator in Encounters in the Americas will guide you through the experience and will share more about the Maya.

Regular museum admission rates apply.