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South Florida Museum
P.O. Box 9265
Bradenton, FL 34206-9265

Or contact Development Director Martha Wells at:

941-746-4131, ext. 35

East Gallery


Mystery of the Mayan Medallion 

Open June 25 – September 13, 2015 in the Museum’s East Gallery

Get a taste of what it’s like to be an archaeologist, biologist or archaeoastronomer while exploring the world of the ancient Maya. An archaeological team has mysteriously disappeared from a dig site in Palenque, Mexico. They had been investigating a long-standing rumor that a priceless jade medallion is buried in the temple there. However, something has scared them off. Luckily, in their haste to escape, they managed to leave behind a video with clues and a warning to all who come after. The original team has left behind valuable information in the field stations that they constructed. Student Archaeologists must uncover the mystery of the dig site and find the priceless treasure. Visitors will have fun learning about science, language and history with hands-on immersive activities!

Click here to learn more about Mayan culture in our special blog series, Maya Stories by Dr. Gabrielle Vail.