Since opening in October, the MAYA, Hidden Worlds Revealed exhibit at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has attracted thousands of students and community members to the Visitors Center at the Edinburg Campus.

If you have not checked out this amazing display, you have until Sunday, Jan. 7, to explore one of the most complex and advanced civilizations of the ancient world, known for their monumental architecture, distinctive art and intricate knowledge of astronomy and time.

Visitors can view the richness of the Maya culture by examining authentic artifacts, traditions, discoveries, and world views. Two artifacts on display date to 600 A.D. and are especially fascinating.

“This remarkable exhibit, created by the Science Museum of Minnesota gives our communities of the Rio Grande Valley a unique opportunity to discover a lost civilization,” said Dr. Dahlia Guerra, assistant vice president for Public Art. “I encourage everyone to come see this exhibit before it leaves our campus.”

The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the UTRGV Visitors Center at 1201 W. University Drive. Admission is free.

This exhibit will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22 through Jan. 3.

School and community groups can schedule tours by calling 956-665-2353 or submitting an online form at utrgv.edu/maya.