School programs and resources

Year Level

Learning Area



Eruption of Sakurajima volcano on the Japanese island of Kyushu in 2013

Our Changing Earth

Learn about natural processes of geological change and how they impact the Earth’s surface.

Years 3-6 Museum Staff-led
Pink, green and yellow microscopic image of tongue bacteria

Me, my mind and my microbes!

Students learn about their digestive and nervous system, and the connection between the two.

Years 7-10 Museum Staff-led
SEM image of Tongue bacteria, coloured in pink, green and yellow.

Gut Feelings exhibition

Journey into your intestines, and explore your helpful and even beautiful microbes.

Years 7-12 Self-directed
Two museum staff presenting to an iPad which shows schools watching from the classroom.

Virtual learning

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

Years F-VCE Museum Staff-ledBunjilaka
School students examining showcases in 600 Million Years Exhibition.

600 Million Years gallery visit

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

Years K-VCE Self-directed
Close-up image of a fossil

600 million years in 60 seconds

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

Years 9-10 Self-directed
Two girls holding rocks and speaking while another girl is recording on a  ipad
New for 2020


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

Years 7-10 Museum Staff-led
Butterflies on display in the Bugs Alive! exhibition at Melbourne Museum

Bugs Alive! gallery visit

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

Years K-10 Self-directed
Two children looking a ipad. There is a large scale globe in background
New for 2020

Climate Change and Victoria’s future

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

Years 3-6 Museum Staff-led
Two students with female in program

Bugs, bugs, bugs!

An interactive program for students to learn about insects and bugs.

Years K-3 Museum Staff-led
Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.
New for 2019

Road to Zero: Road Safety Experience

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

Years 9-VCAL Museum Staff-led
Students engaging with the TAC  Road To Zero Education Learning Centre interactives.
New for 2019

Road to Zero physics challenge

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

Years 9-10 Museum Staff-led
Visiting child using Dino-viewer to view Diprotodon skeleton.

Dinosaur Walk gallery visit

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

Years K-10 Self-directed
Prep students from Camelot Rise Primary School participating in Dinosaur Walk education program

Dinosaurs and living things

Become a junior palaeontologist as you discover dinosaur fossils and traces of other living things.

Years K-2 Museum Staff-led
Girl looking at Earth models on display in Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth gallery visit

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

Years F-12 Self-directed
Children looking at ferns in Forest gallery

Forest Secrets gallery visit

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

Years K-VCE Self-directed
Young girl looking at Giant Squid in showcase

Marine Life gallery visit

Journey under Victoria’s seas to discover hidden and unfamiliar worlds which are spectacular, diverse, unique and vulnerable.

Years F-VCE Self-directed
Children in AIMES room in Mind exhibition

VCE Psychology

Resources to engage students in deeper gallery learning, covering a range of investigative topics from the VCE study design.

Years 11-VCE Self-directed
Dynamic Earth exhibition interior shot.


Students research sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks using the Dynamic Earth exhibition and create short documentaries to communicate their findings.

Years 7-8 Museum Staff-led
Indomalay region animals and birds showing Javan Rhinoceros the Wild Amazing Animals exhibition

Wild gallery visit

Explore an amazing array of mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world.

Years K-12 Self-directed
Skulls in Darwin to DNA exhibition

Darwin to DNA gallery visit

Examine the mechanisms of evolution, the importance of genetic variation and how DNA is used to study evolution.

Years 9-12 Self-directed