Students in the Paleontology program will be immersed in the world of the research paleontologist as they learn the latest methods and technologies for reconstructing our prehistoric world. The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
at The Webb Schools is a one-of-a-kind science research institution: a nationally-accredited museum housed on the school campus. With a collection of over 150,000 specimens, including rare discoveries spanning 500 million years of global history, the museum is a perfect site for students to dig into science and explore the fossil record.
- Learn alongside world-renowned paleontologists through hands-on work with real fossils in the Alf Museum’s state-of-the-art research and fossil prep labs.
- Go into the field, investigating the tide pools on Solana Beach and finding connections with the fossil record, and explore the museums of Los Angeles, such as the Natural History Museum and California Science Center.
- Travel through the cosmos at Webb’s own Hefner Observatory, housing a Celestron-14 telescope.
- Create 3-D prints of fossils and catalog your fossil finds so they can be placed into the permanent collection of the Alf Museum with your name listed as identifier.