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Casa K’inich Museum (Museo Casa K’inich)
Casa K’inich Museum (Museo Casa K’inich)

Casa K’inich Museum (Museo Casa K’inich)

This small interactive Casa K’inich Museum (Museo Casa K’inich) is a worthwhile visit for families, though opening hours can be more of a guide than a reality. It contains musical instruments and clothing items, as well as lessons on how to count in the ancient language and play their ball game.

The non-profit museum provides insight into the advanced astronomy and math knowledge of the Mayan elite, as well as a look into how the regular people lived their lives. All 34 exhibits have explanations in English and are meant to be touched.

This building was originally a barracks, so if you climb the ladders into the turrets you’ll be rewarded with an expansive view over the town and the Río Copan Valley.

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Mon-Sat 8am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm
El Cuartel, Copan

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Avenida Los Jaguares, five blocks north of the main square in Copan Ruinas. Hours: 8 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat., closed Sundays. Admission: free for children, $1.25 adults

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