Learn about Belize at our Natural History Museum
The Belize Natural History Museum contains one section dedicated to the Maya of Belize. Ancient artefacts found on the grounds of Chaa Creek and the reproduction of a traditional Maya dwelling help to illustrate the historical information and scheduled lectures about this fascinating, highly advanced and enigmatic people. Another section highlights Belize’s ecological evolution and natural and geo-history with illustrated timelines and displays of butterflies, birds, insects and fossils. This includes an ancient mastodon tooth found on the property – to give visitors an historical overview from Belize’s earliest beginnings. Together the displays acquaint visitors with Belizean nature and Maya culture, leaving them with a better understanding and appreciation of the world around them. This comes in handy walking through Chaa Creek’s 400-acre nature reserve or visiting Belize’s many Maya temples and archaeological sites.