Dinosaur skeletons


Years K-4
Terms 1-4Monday–Friday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 30 students


School programs and resources

How do we know about the lives of dinosaurs? Taught in the shadow of the dinosaur skeletons exhibition your students will become junior palaeontologists as they explore the world of dinosaurs. By touching and examining fossils and casts of dinosaur skulls and teeth, they will discover how dinosaurs lived.

Through guided investigations using real objects, students will find out more about how dinosaurs lived through their own observations of the skeletons and fossils, and respond to and pose their own questions about the objects – just like a real palaeontologist!

This 30 minute hands-on program is recommended as an introduction for classes visiting the Dinosaur Walk exhibition.

Curriculum links

Biological Science:


  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves

Level 3–4

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
  • Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive