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Request a Mobile Museum Visit

All Mobiles are completely booked for the 2015 - 2016 school year.
 
We will be accepting Fall 2016 requests for the Mobile Museum: An Archaeology Experience and the Mobile Museum: An Ocean Experience beginning on March 16, 2016.

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

 

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.


Mobile Museum: An Archaeology Experience

For Grades 3-5

Working as archaeologists, 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.

Mobile Museum: An Archaeology Experience was formerly known as the Earthmobile.
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Mobile Museum: An Ocean Experience

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!).

Mobile Museum: An Ocean Experience was formerly known as the Seamobile.
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Requesting a Mobile Museum for Your School

The Mobile Museums are fully booked for the 2015-2016 school year.

Registration for Fall 2016 opens March 16, 2016.

Registration for Spring 2017 opens October 12, 2016.

Registration process

1. Complete the Mobile Museum Registration Form.

2. Submit via email the following documents to mobileoutreach@nhm.org  no later than 3 days after you have completed the Mobile Museum Registration Form:

 Teacher Roster

 Campus Map

 Bell Schedule

 School Evacuation Plan

3. You will receive an email in 4-6 weeks informing you of the status of your request.

Due to the popularity of this program, it may take 4-6 weeks to process your request. We typically receive requests from over 100 schools and our capacity is for approximately 30 schools per semester. If you are not selected, we encourage you to reapply for the following semester. It is not uncommon for a school to reapply various times before we are able to serve them with our program.

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.