Anthropology Museum

Anthropology Museum

El Camino College Anthropology Museum acknowledges the Gabrielino-Tongva peoples as the traditional caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles Basin and Southern Channel Islands)

Founded in the 1960’s by Dr. Walt Foster as a hands-on teaching museum, the El Camino College Anthropology Museum is a safe space where we are dedicated to offering a perspective that represents the diversity and equality that all human beings share.

A student-centered component, taking place in the Anthropology Museum, is ANTH 20: Introduction to Museum Studies, where students learn to conceive, design, and present their own museum exhibits. These student-conceived displays, tailored to their peers, function as instruments in crafting equitable and diverse exhibits that reflect the lived experiences and attributes of the campus community.

Explore the El Camino College Anthropology Museum Collection

Open Hours

Monday-Thursday - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Events, Dates to be announced: 

September 2024: 

  • Latin Dance event
  • Maker’s Fair
  • Film Screening of Chavez Ravine in 9 Innings for Hispanic Heritage Month
  • “Foodie Talk” Food served and speaker to be announced
  •  Anthropology Book Club, “Manufacturing Celebrity” discussion

October 2024:

  • Marigold making workshop and discussion
  • Dia de los Muertos lecture by Prof. Mannen
  • Two paper-mâché skull decorating workshops
  • Day of the Dead ofrenda to be displayed in the Anthropology Museum

November 2024:

  • Flute exhibition by Dr. William Doyal
  • “American Identity and the Centric View” discussion
  • Anthropology Book Club, “Mohawk Interruptus” discussion