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NCMA Explore: Ancient Mexico (NCMA Explore Resource)

NCMA Explore: Ancient Mexico offers a variety of learning experiences around eight objects in the NCMA’s collection. Choose the activities that work best for you and your students.

Find pre- and post-visit materials for NCMA Explore: Ancient Mexico


Send your students to the Great Ball Court at Chichen Itza where they can play a scavenger hunt to find the 3D museum objects hidden within the environment.


Play the Mesoamerican Ballgame. This simple, single-player minigame is similar to what would have been played at Chichen Itza in the past. Check out our background notes to learn more about the research that informed the creation of the game.

Go straight to the objects in 3D using Sketchfab, or use a mobile device to view them in Augmented Reality (AR). All objects have 3D printer files available for downloading.

Try NCMA Explore in your classroom? Let us know how it went!