Maya 2012: Lords of Time at Penn Museum

You’ve heard about the potential 2012 phenomenon, claimed to be anything from cataclysmic events such as a celestial alignment, natural disasters, and geomagnetic reversal, to transformative events including spiritual enlightenment, global consciousness, and a new age of peace. Some of these ideas are based on the Maya Long Count calendar, in which a lengthy unit of time ends on December 21, 2012.

There have been countless mentions in the media of the apocalypse in December 2012. To see if the ancient Mayan civilization really had anything to do with these predictions, you can visit the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia to see the special exhibit Maya 2012: Lords of Time, while there’s still time.

During your visit to Maya 2012: Lords of Time, you’ll learn all about the history and culture of the Maya civilization, including the famed calendar system. You can explore interactive spaces, walk among replica monuments, and see new artifacts recently excavated from Copan, Honduras.

Exhibit Dates, Hours, and Admission

Maya 2012: Lords of Time is on display at Penn Museum until January 13, 2013. You still have plenty of time to see the exhibition before December 21, 2012, and afterwards if the world hasn’t ended yet.

You can visit the exhibit any day of the week except Mondays when the museum is closed. During Maya 2012: Lords of Time, the museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Tickets for Maya 2012: Lords of Time also include general museum admission. Ticket prices are $22.50 for adults, $18.50 for seniors ages 65 and older and for active military personnel, and $16.50 for children ages six through 12 and for students with school ID.


You’ll find Penn Museum located at 3260 South Street on the west side of downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is easily accessible in a car rental from Orthodox Auto Company.

Located in Philly, Orthodox Auto Company operates a large salvage yard and sells affordable new and used auto parts. While you’re in the area visiting Maya 2012: Lords of Time, go ahead and purchase those auto parts you’ve been meaning to get so you can fix up your car, just to be prepared if the world doesn’t end this December. Contact Orthodox Auto Company today at 215-332-3520.

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