Museum in a van incursion: Ocean wonders
Find out about the wonderful things that live on our beaches and swim in our oceans.
Through games, stories and by touching real objects from the Museums Victoria collections, children will develop a respect for ocean life as they learn about shells, sharks and ancient marine animals that lived millions of years ago.
The program features:
• Some of our favourite taxidermied animals from the Museums Victoria collection, including a green sea turtle and a seagull!
• Collection objects such as a tiger shark jaw and whale vertebra
• Real fossil specimens, such as a Megalodon tooth
$250 (GST inclusive) per session, maximum of 33 participants
Read our booking conditions and cancellation policy before proceeding.
'Museum in a van' kindergarten presentations
Our travelling museum in a van brings rich museum learning experiences to 4-year-old kindergarten groups all over metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Sessions include interactive stories, games and exploring objects and replicas for strong learning engagement. Most of the items presented can be handled.
Each session is between 45 - 60 minutes in duration.
Bilingual Auslan-English presentations
Bilingual Auslan-English sessions are available for all kindergartens and schools for Deaf children subject to staff availability.
Bilingual presentations integrate Auslan signs into the learning program. The programs are delivered by an Auslan presenter in collaboration with an English speaking presenter. Through hands-on exploration, play and Auslan storytelling, children are encouraged to learn basic Auslan signs related to dinosaurs and fossils.
These sessions are available by request (pending availability of presenters) for all kindergartens including schools for Deaf children. Where possible, priority will be given to kindergartens or schools that have a child/children that require Auslan to access the program.
Print-outs of key signs to download
Social story for Museum incursions
The social story is a visual story-based resource that educators can use with their pre-school groups prior to the Museum incursion. It has been developed in consultation with autism organisations to assist children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The social story is a valuable resource that can be used to prepare all pre-school children to understand the social learning environment and behavioural expectations for when the Museum comes to visit.
The resource may be edited to suit your group’s needs or you may view the webpage.