Day camps
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5 - 12 year old

Olmecs and the Civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico

90 minutes
120 people max.
Olmecs and the Civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico
© D.R. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), México / Graphic design : © Roméo Celli, Pointe-à-Callière

Do you know about the Olmecs and the civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico? Come explore Mexico’s first-known civilization as you journey across more than 3,000 years of history, exchanges, and artistic traditions that—still today—bear traces of Olmec heritage… Let’s explore!

On this interactive adventure, the group will see exceptional objects on loan from, among others, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History. They will take a journey to the heart of the Gulf of Mexico to shed some light on archaeological finds, learning about rites, beliefs, architecture, art, writing, and much more.

It’s a great way to raise awareness of this monumental cultural heritage that has endured in certain Mexican communities.

The exhibition Olmecs and the Civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico is sure to surprise and amaze your class!

What will students experience in this exhibition?

During their visit, the group will get to see impressive offerings and stelae that embody this civilization’s history, along with various sculptures, including a colossal head weighing more than six tons!

Through these objects, students will:

  • Learn about the gods, mythology, and rites of the Olmecs and civilizations of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Understand the influence these peoples had on other civilizations in Mesoamerica, including the Mayas and Aztecs.
  • Learn about the rich history of the Olmecs and findings from recent archaeological digs.
  • Reflect on unique works of art and objects that bear witness to history and traditions.

Information and booking

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514 872-9127

Schedule and price

July 2 to August 23, 2024
Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, including an hour for lunch
Day Pass, price per child: $19
Capacity : 120 children

Schedule may varies according to holidays.
Schedule and price

Starting in June
Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5 pm
Price per child: $10.00

Schedule may varies according to holidays.