Chaa Creek’s Natural History Museum

The Chaa Creek Natural History Centre is a great place to learn about Belize’s culture and heritage. This small museum is situated within Chaa Creek’s 365 private acre nature reserve and takes students and visitors along a fascinating time line, which begins with prehistoric land formation through to the shifting of the continents.

Visitors are able to see the movement of life in Belize through the ages; from Maya temples in the steaming jungle to modern day traditional healers. On one hand they provide a comprehensive introduction to the history and geography of Belize while on the other  they provide visual displays of archaeological artifacts, butterflies, moths, insects and amphibians that capture the curiosity of young children, students and scientists alike.

The forested area surrounding the Centre has become an educational destination which, combined with their Maya Rainforest Medicine Trail offers an excellent opportunity to study medicinal and useful plants.

 

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