600 Million Years gallery visit


Years K-VCE
Terms 1-4 Monday–Friday


School programs and resources

What does the fossil record tell us about the evolution of life of Earth? Find out when you take your students on a journey through time, starting around 600 million years ago. See hundreds of real fossils, animations, interviews with palaeontologists and models of life on Earth through the geological time periods.

Students examine first-hand using the real fossil record in the 600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves exhibition to evaluate and interpret evidence for evolution. Using the authentic specimens, students explore the evolution of life starting with the first multi-cellular life forms found in South Australia, through to the evolution of fish, vertebrates moving onto land, dinosaurs and megafauna.

We recommend that Foundation to Year 2 students book into the Dinosaurs and living things program, and Years 9 to 10 use the online resources 600 million years in 60 seconds to support their learning in this exhibition.

Curriculum links

Levels 9-10, Biological Science

  • The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence.