arriving at the entrance
Cruz ready to go explore
The first museum we went in was the Casa K'ojom Mayan Music Museum. It is probably my favorite of all. The boys got to see many Mayan instruments and even got to play several of them. That in itself was a lot of fun.
Cruz on the marimba
There is a theater that you enter to watch a short movie on Mayan music. Here we are below ready for the movie to begin.
The second museum we walked through was Rincon de Sacatepequez. It is a museum of textiles and customs of people around Antigua. It is filled with dioramas showing kite flying, weaving, tortilla making, typical shops and market, and a newly wed couple leaving the village church.
headed out to tour the farm
picking coffee beans
Our last stop was the coffee museum. This is David's favorite part. He is crazy about coffee.
the boys checking out the old coffee farm machines
learning about the different stages of coffee beans
coffee beans at different stages
all about roasting coffee
an old fashioned coffee grinder
After touring the museum we headed out back to the drying patios. The guys were working that day so we got to watch them do their jobs. We saw beans come in from the farm and be washed and sorted. We also got a close up look at the beans laid out drying in the sun. They use big wooden rakes to turn the beans to get them completely dried. The boys got to take a few turns doing that and thought it was the coolest thing. It is now several days later and they are still talking about how much fun it was.
coffee bean drying patios
my boys at the coffee farm
Cruz using the rake to turn the beans
Ben was working hard!
What a fun afternoon we had!
It's really a fun, interesting place to visit and a great place to let kids burn off some energy. That's a win, win for any parent, right? If you get a chance to go, check it out. I think you would enjoy it.