School programs and resources

We offer a range of school excursions inspired by our exhibitions and collections. All programs are Victorian curriculum-aligned and developed by our team of highly experienced educators.  Our friendly bookings team can help you put an excursion together - see our school visit information.

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Self-directed Years K to 10

Victoria the T. rex

Victoria the T. rex is a world-class, interactive exhibition starring the real fossil skeleton of a 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus named Victoria.

Self-directed Bunjilaka Years 1 to 2

Daily Life

Students learn about how daily life has changed for Aboriginal children and their families.

a woman holds a baby triceratops.
Museum Staff-led Years F to 6

Home of Dinosaurs Education Show

Celebrate National Science Week at Melbourne Museum.

Speaker standing in front of a blue projection
Museum Staff-led Year VCE

Top Designs Education Forums 2024

Forums presented by a VCAA representatives and industry speakers covering all studies showcased in Top Designs.

Museum Victoria staff presenting education program for school children
Museum Staff-led Years K to 2

My Grandmother's Toy Box

Children learn about Melbourne’s history through a story about a little girl and her family toy box.

Museum Staff-led Years K to 4

It’s a Bug’s World

Who runs the world? BUGS! Get hands on and discover the myriad of bug body features that have made them so successful in every environment on the planet.

rimary school students using iPads during the 'Place and Culture' program in the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum.
Self-directed Bunjilaka Years 3 to 4

Place and Culture

Students learn about the diversity and longevity of Australia’s First Peoples and the significance of place to their culture and identity.

Museum Staff-led Years K to 6

Uncovering Triceratops

Ask questions, examine fossils, and uncover what and how scientists know about dinosaurs and Triceratops.

Museum Staff-led Years 3 to 10

Royal Exhibition Building: Discovering the Dome

This guided tour explores the distinctive history of the Royal Exhibition Building and showcases Melbourne skyline from the brand-new Dome Promenade!

Museum Staff-led Years 7 to 10

Exploring Deep Time to Shape a Better Future (VCES)

In this new hands-on workshop and gallery experience students will explore big questions and understand their role in shaping a positive future. Free for government schools.

Two children looking a ipad. There is a large scale globe in background
Museum Staff-led Years 3 to 6

Climate Change and Victoria's Future Learning Lab Workshop

Learn how the Earth’s climate is changing and what this means for Victoria’s future.

Primary school students participating in the 'Our Shared History' program in the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum.
Self-directed Bunjilaka Years 5 to 6

Our Shared History

Students learn about the diversity and longevity of Australia’s First Peoples and the impact of colonisation on their daily life and culture.

Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.
Museum Staff-led Years 9 to VCE

Road to Zero: Road Safety Experience

A world-first road safety education experience to create a new generation of safe young road users.

Students engaging with the TAC  Road To Zero Education Learning Centre interactives
Museum Staff-led Years 9 to 10, VCE VM

Getting the Message

Students make a collaborative community health video campaign with a compelling call to action to reinforce positive road usage.

Students engaging with the TAC  Road To Zero Education Learning Centre interactives.
Museum Staff-led Years 9 to 10, VCE VM

Road to Zero Physics Challenge

A virtual reality physics experiment where students explore the impacts of speeds and friction on stopping distances.

Museum Staff-led Years 9 to VCE

Road Smart Interactive

Road Smart Interactive is an evidence based, highly interactive road safety education program that is free for students in Years 9, 10 and 11 and those undertaking the VCE Vocational Major across all Victorian secondary schools.

Various indigenous Shields in display case
Self-directed Bunjilaka Years 7 to 8

Ancient Worlds

Students learn about the diversity of Victoria’s First Peoples as the longest continuous culture in the history of the world.

A student uses interactive touch screens in Road to Zero, whilst two other students refer to their mobile phone-guided app.
Self-directed Year VCE

Road to Zero VCE Health and Human Development

An interactive, app-guided learning experience for Units 3&4 VCE Health and Human Development students.

Road To Zero 2023 Header
Museum Staff-led Year VCE

Road to Zero: VCE HHD Immersion Program

Road to Zero would like to invite you and your students to a free excursion at the Melbourne Museum.

Two children walk their bikes down a sunny street sidewalk.
Museum Staff-led Year 6

Year 6 Safe Journeys Program

The Safe Journeys program supports students to become safe, independent travellers as they near the milestone of starting secondary school.  

Close-up image of a fossil
Self-directed Years 9 to 10

600 million years in 60 seconds

Make a 60 second movie to communicate science using the 600 Million Years: Victoria evolves exhibition.

Self-directed Bunjilaka Years 9 to 10

The Modern World

Students learn about the diversity of Victoria’s First Peoples and how they have fought for their country and their rights.

Illustration of a Triceratops
Self-directed Years F to 2

Triceratops Alive!

Discover how Triceratops lived, in this self-guided booklet program.

Self-directed Years 3 to 4

Triceratops Survives

Discover how Triceratops survived during the Cretaceous.

illustration of triceratops
Self-directed Years 7 to 10

Discovering the Beast

Discover the amazing science of Triceratops in Fate of the Dinosaurs.

Self-directed Years 5 to 6

Triceratops Adapts

Learn how Triceratops was adapted to its environment, in this self guided booklet program.

Staff member talking to visitors in Milarri Garden
Self-directed Bunjilaka Year VCE

A Guide for Deeper Learning

Students learn about the complexity and diversity of Australia’s First Peoples and reflect on their own cultural practices.

Recreated toilet building in an exhibition
Self-directed Years 7 to 10

Dunny Detectives: Excavating Little Lon

Students take on the role of detectives/archaeologists to uncover the truth of Melbourne’s past.

Children at Luna Park interactive in Melbourne Story
Self-directed Years F to VCE

Melbourne Story Gallery Visit

Students can encounter the people, places and events that have made Melbourne the city it is today.

Self-directed Years K to 10

Dinosaur Walk Gallery Visit

Walk among the skeletons of amazing animals from the past – dinosaurs, flying reptiles and megafauna.

Girl looking at Earth models on display in Dynamic Earth
Self-directed Years F to VCE

Dynamic Earth Gallery Visit

Discover how Earth formed, how earthquakes and volcanoes occur, and see amazing rocks and minerals from Museums Victoria’s collection.

School children using the multimedia interactive
Self-directed Bunjilaka Years 1 to VCE

First Peoples Gallery Visit

Self-directed trails for learning in First Peoples.

Children looking at ferns in Forest gallery
Self-directed Years K to VCE

Forest Secrets Gallery Visit

Take a journey through a living gallery to discover stories about environments and change in Victoria's tall forests.

A blue silhouette of a Raptor-esque Australovenator dinosaur illustrated with plants standing in the Gandel Gondwana Gardens
Self-directed Years K to 10

Gandel Gondwana Garden

Explore the shaping of Victoria’s ecosystems, its animals, plants and rocks over millennia, in this beautiful garden, full of surprises!

School students examining showcases in 600 Million Years Exhibition.
Self-directed Years K to VCE

600 Million Years Gallery Visit

Journey back in time, 600 million years ago, and discover Victoria’s amazing past through the fossil record.

Butterflies on display in the Bugs Alive! exhibition at Melbourne Museum
Self-directed Years K to 10

Bugs Alive! Gallery Visit

Uncover live insects and explore over 100 types of bugs and spiders from the museum’s collection in this exhibition.

Two museum staff presenting to an iPad which shows schools watching from the classroom.
Museum Staff-led Bunjilaka Years F to 10, K, VCE

Virtual Learning

Experience Museums Victoria from your classroom with this series of virtual learning sessions.

Online Years F to 2

A Toy Box Tale

This interactive, semi-animated program, based on the My grandmother's toy box storybook, provides a unique view of life in the past.

A spiky red crab on a black background
Online Year K

Deep Sea Discovery

Learn about ocean animals as we journey from the beaches of Victoria into the deep, dark ocean world of the Abyssal Zone. How different do animals look who live in the deepest parts of the ocean?

A dust storm approaches, by the roadside, via Tiega
Online Years 3 to 6

Climate Change and Victoria's Future ONLINE

Learn why the Earth’s climate is changing, and what we can do to help.

Cast of a frilled dinosaur
Online Year K

Dinosaurs and Fossils

Learn about dinosaurs and fossils, and find out some of the ways palaeontologists know what they know about the ancient world of dinosaurs! Written specially for early learners.

A tiny orange and brown peacock spider sitting on the tip of a lead pencil
Online Year K

What is a Bug?

How are bugs different to other animals? Become an entomologist and learn to identify different groups of bugs. Find out some of the amazing things bugs can do!

Image composed of fog, a horse and wing texture
Online Years K to VCE

Virtual Learning

Experience Museums Victoria from your classroom with this series of virtual learning sessions.

A woman unloading a large dinosaur skull from a van
Museum Staff-led Years F to 2

Dinosaurs...Traces of the Past

Dinosaurs at your school! Discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about dinosaurs through an interactive presentation and hands-on touch table experience!

Various objects and props relating to exploring nature used in outreach programs
Teacher Resource Years K to VCE

Learning Kits

Engage your students with our learning kits full of exciting objects and learning materials.

Child holds up a giant triton shell up to their ear.
Teacher Resource Year K

Kindergarten Presentations

Discover our 'museum in a van' and online programs for kindergarten groups in Victoria.

Self-directed Years 3 to 6

The Melbourne Enquiry: Self-directed

Students undertake an enquiry into the city of Melbourne, considering both its history and possibilities for the future.

Two girls holding rocks and speaking while another girl is recording on a  ipad
Museum Staff-led Years 7 to 10

Rockumentary Learning Lab Workshop

Students become mini-geologist and filmmakers as they learn about rocks and create short documentaries to communicate their findings.

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