A woman unloading a large dinosaur skull from a van

Dinosaurs...Traces of the Past

Museum Staff-led
Terms 2 to 4, Monday to Friday
60 minutes
Outreach program for regional Victoria
Year level
Years F to 2
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 60 students
$350 per session
Booking information
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Discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about dinosaurs!  Students will learn about the fascinating world of dinosaurs by engaging with dinosaur bones, fossils, replicas and stories that will help them go back in time to consider when dinosaurs existed on earth. 

Our hands-on interactive experiences with complementary digital resources will provide an incredibly rich learning environment for all students. Featuring: 

Who is eligible for the program?

The Dinosaurs... traces of the past program is suitable for students in years Foundation - 2 who can’t easily attend the experience at Melbourne Museum due to distance (living in regional Victoria).

Visits are scheduled by geographic location to maximise opportunities for regional schools to participate. Subject to availability.

Program sessions cater for up to 60 students and run for 60 minutes, allowing for up to three sessions to be run during a school day.

Where are we visiting?

The program will be delivered at schools in 2024 on week-long trips throughout regional Victoria.

The locations of our visits across Terms 2 to 4 will be based on demand, so please express your interest if you are interested in the program in your region or wish to find out more information.

Victorian Curriculum links

The program will connect to the following curriculum areas:

  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054).
  • Use a range of methods, including drawing and provided tables, to sort information (VCSIS053).

Through participating in these programs - students will:

  • Be able to make authentic scientific observations;
  • Explore how dinosaurs grew, and hatched!
  • Identify external features of Dinosaurs which helped them to survive.

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