CCMM’s History

Enriching students’ cross-cultural education since 1995

CCMM began working with one Los Angeles-area school in 1995. “Wonders of the World,” as it was known then, offered students at Palms Middle School a glimpse of the wider world through a temporarily installed on-campus exhibition. With increasing demand – through enthusiastic administrator, teacher, librarian, and parent recommendations and requests – the program expanded operations into additional schools, and became what is now “Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum.”

In 2011, to further increase its impact and to reach even more students, CCMM incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and serves more than 25,000 students annually with its CCMM-in-Schools program.

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020, CCMM developed Connecting Cultures Online, a digital program to serve its existing student population and to reach a wider audience.

CCMM continues to evolve to meet the needs of its community and to strengthen its programs.


CCMM’s Programs

More than 25,000 student visitors every year!









Through their experience at the museum, students learn that even seemingly different cultures share more similarities than not. The universal themes of the rotating exhibits make them meaningful to students in all grade levels and of all backgrounds.

Florence Culpepper Richardson, Principal

 I will definitely try to get people to learn more about other cultures before judging them. If you look at it closely, we are all the same but in different ways.

Annie B., Student, Millikan Middle School Affiliated Charter


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Learn more about bringing the CCMM experience to your students. We do our best to work with as many schools as possible!