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Request a Mobile Museum Visit

All Mobiles are completely booked for Fall 2014.
 

We will be accepting Winter and Spring 2015 requests for the Earthmobile and Seamobile beginning on October 15, 2014.
 

Request a Mobile.
 

Additional questions? E-mail mobileoutreach@nhm.org or call 213.763.3271

 

Bring the Museum to You

Bring the Museum to you!

Mobile Museums are unique educational spaces situated in modified tractor-trailers that simulate scientific research environments.


These programs are free and available to LAUSD elementary and middle schools thanks to the generosity of The Max H. Gluck Foundation.


Earthmobile

For Grades 3-5

Working as archaeologists do, students piece together clues from the past to understand the Chumash peoples of California. Students excavate and analyze replicas of artifacts based on real data from archaeological sites in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties to draw conclusions about daily life. By interpreting and contextualizing material culture, students learn that the Chumash peoples of the past were a complex society thriving in Southern California, a land rich in natural resources.
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Seamobile

For Grades 6-8

As Marine Biologists in the field as well as the lab, students experience the biodiversity of our local coast and discover how our own LA Basin has changed over time.  Students are marine explorers as they take a simulated dive off the coast of southern California and passengers in time as they look for clues of what our local area was like millions of years ago (Hint: we would need a wetsuit!).
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Schedule a Mobile Museum at Your School

2014-2015 School Year

Scheduling for August through December of 2014 began on March 2014.  The Mobile Museums are fully booked for Fall 2014. We will begin accepting requests for January through June 2014 on October 15, 2014.

Request a Mobile.
 

Don't forgot to submit your bell schedule, faculty list, and campus map after filling out the Online Request Form. Your request is not complete until we receive these documents, which are necessary for scheduling a Mobile Museum at your school. Scheduling is first-come, first-served until all slots are filled.

Please note that there is a two-year wait period between visits to each school site.

Professional Development for Teachers

Teachers of classes participating in Mobile Museum programs are required to attend an in-service training in advance of the visit. This orientation is intended to provide teachers with tools to prepare students for the program, as well as to review logistics and key details. Participating teachers receive a packet of resources, including pre- and post-visit lessons. These 30-minute sessions are usually held at the school on Tuesday afternoons.