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Paleontologist and Educator Alexis Mychajliw Honored by Alf Museum

Dr. Alexis Mychajliw

The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology recognized Dr. Alexis Mychajliw with the Alf Award for Excellence in Paleontological Research and Education at the annual Peccary Society event, on October 16. The award honors a paleontologist who demonstrates exceptional achievement both in original scientific research, as well as in education and outreach at the primary and secondary school (K–12) levels.

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Update: Museum Resources for Colleges

Although the Alf Museum remains closed to the public, we have developed many virtual experiences to be used by college-level educators and students from home. This page summarizes currently available options.

Virtual Museum:

The Alf Museum has a fully virtual, interactive museum available on our website ( Students can take self-guided tours of the Alf Museum and can be used with previously made assignments as an alternative to in-person visits. Please be advised that some portions of signage are not legible in the virtual museum. We encourage educators to test compatibility of the virtual museum with assignments and make adjustments as needed.

Virtual Experiences:

The Alf Museum also offers virtual group tours utilizing the virtual museum guided by Alf Museum educators. These are currently being offered at no-cost to educators and registration in open for the Fall. Visit us online to see more information or to register:

Fossil Friday Chats:

Looking to add more engagement with scientists to your class? Every Friday, you can join the Alf Museum and the Western Science Center for Fossil Friday Chats. Each week, we invite a guest scientist to chat about their research and take questions from a live audience online. Past episodes are available on our Facebook page and upcoming episodes are Facebook Live. (Live episodes coming to YouTube soon)

Upcoming episodes:

Recorded episodes:


The Alf Museum remains dedicated to serving our community as an educational resource during this difficult time. Please let us know how we can be of service to you as an educator, and we will do our best to provide assistance!

For virtual tours, please contact our Tours Manager, Monique Reyes:

For other inquiries regarding educational content, please contact me, Gabriel Santos:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

July 7, 2020 Update:

The Alf Museum remains closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. While LA County has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, The Webb Schools and the Alf Museum are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and have chosen to remain closed in consideration of our students, staff, and Webb community.

The Alf Museum remains dedicated to serve as a world-class educational resource for educators throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. As an alternative to on-site visits, the Alf Museum offers many virtual experience programs for an engaging online experience to learn about paleontology and natural history.

To stay connected on all our programs and updates about reopening, visit us online or sign up for our mailing list.
Twitter: @alfmuseum
Instagram: @alfpaleo
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March Update:

The Webb Schools and Alf Museum are closely monitoring news about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our area. Information relevant to Webb’s community and the museum will be updated via this link as it is available. Please check back often for updates. Because the museum is on the Webb campus, any campus restrictions apply also to the museum.