The Truth About the End-of-Days Prophecy

Did the ancient Maya really predict that the world would end in 2012, as some have claimed? What did they really believe? Should we prepare ourselves for a worldwide disaster this December?

To understand what the ancient Maya thought would happen in 2012, it is important to understand their sophisticated timekeeping system—particularly how they perceived the universe and the passage of time. The exhibition presents the elaborate Maya calendar, and explains where the end-of-days prophecy originates.

We may never know for sure if the Maya predicted a catastrophic end-of-days on December 23, 2012. To this day, there is no evidence of such a belief, so you should be able to leave the exhibition with a sense of relief!