These programs are free and available to LAUSD elementary and middle schools thanks to the generosity of the Max H. Gluck Foundation.
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.
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.
Requests for August to December 2017 are currently open.
1. Complete the Mobile Museum Reservation Request Form.
2. In order to complete the registration, you will need to upload the following documents in a PDF, DOC, JPG, or PNG format. Please have these documents ready for upload.
Due to the popularity of this program, it may take 4-6 weeks to process your request. We typically receive more requests than our capacity. If you are not selected, we encourage you to reapply the following semester. It is not uncommon for a school to apply several 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.
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 45-minute sessions are usually held at the school on Tuesday afternoons.
We are grateful to our Institutional Partners