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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 or call 213.763.3271

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Program Overview

  • Two hour program for students in grades 3, 4, and 5 
  • Students learn about the history and daily life of Chumash people of the past through the science of archaeology
  • Earthmobile program is facilitated by two NHM instructors who work with students on the mobile (field lab) and in a classroom component (museum lab)
  • Earthmobile programs schedule in the Fall semester may also be eligible for a follow-up visit to the Natural History Museum with subsidized bus transportion for each participating class.
  • If you are already scheduled for the NHM field trip component, you may wish to prepare for your visit by reviewing suggested itineraries or visiting the Museum in advance--teachers are free with a school ID!


Connections to California State Content Standards

Grade 3 Standards (PDF)

Grade 4 Standards (PDF)

Grade 5 Standards (PDF) 


Program Objectives

  • To capture and cultivate student interest in archaeology and science
  • To immerse students in the work of a scientist and apply methods used in scientific inquiry, including observation, data collection and making hypotheses to understand how we know what we know about people of the past 
  • To allow students understand the interrelationships between animals, plants, and humans in the local environment by exploring the natural resources of three regions: the coast, mountains and islands.
  • To deepen understanding of the complex history and culture of Native peoples in Southern California


Curricular Materials

Recommended Pre-Visit Activities - from Teacher Guide (PDF)

Earthmobile Teacher Guide (PDF)