Amazing Aztecs

 Museum educator leading Amazing Aztecs program.

A museum educator leads an Amazing Aztec program. Photo by Mark Craig.

Grades 4–7, 60 Minutes

Integrates with studies of

  • Ancient civilizations and characteristics of civilizations.
  • The Aztecs.
  • Contact between the Aztecs and the Spanish.
  • Primary sources, primary documents, and archaeology.

Program Description

Explore the Mexica and Aztec civilization through artifacts and primary documents. Use these primary sources to investigate the contact between Aztec and Spanish peoples and understand how bias can impact our understanding of evidence. This presentation encourages student participation, including discussion and handling artifacts. The class takes place in the Encounters with the Americas galleries.

For information, reservations, special requests, or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Cathy Kittredge at 617-495-3216 or email


$200 per 25 students, 30 students maximum. Groups of 26 or more students, $8 per student. One adult per 5 students required and admitted free. Contact Cathy Kittredge (above) for information on fee reductions.