We have developed many virtual experiences to be used by college-level educators and students from home. This page summarizes currently available options.
The Alf Museum has a fully virtual, interactive museum available on our website (https://www.alfmuseum.org/about-us/exhibits/). 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.
The Alf Museum also offers virtual group tours utilizing the virtual museum guided by Alf Museum educators. Visit us online to see more information or to register: https://www.alfmuseum.org/schools-and-educators/virtual-experiences/
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.
Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/alfmuseumpaleo
For virtual tours, please contact our Tours Manager, Monique Reyes: firstname.lastname@example.org
For other inquiries regarding educational content, please contact me, Gabriel Santos: email@example.com
Black Lives Matter. Anti-Black racism and anti-Black violence are wrong. We at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology are in solidarity and recognize that as we strive to be an anti-racist and inclusive institution, more concrete and specific action is needed. We will: Continue reading
Explore the Alf Museum online! Our virtual museum is now available, for both the Hall of Life and Hall of Footprints.
– Click on the white circles to move through the museum.
– Click on small blue circles for information on the fossil specimens.
– Scroll up or down on your mouse to zoom in to fossils and exhibits.
March 8, 2021 Update:
The Alf Museum remains closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. 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.
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Dr. Tsiory Andrianavalona. Photo by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic.
On October 18, the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology recognized Dr. Tsiory Andrianavalona with the Alf Award for Excellence in Paleontological Research and Education at the annual Peccary Society dinner. 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. Continue reading