Road to Zero: Road Safety Experience
- Museum Staff-led
- Terms 1-4, Monday–Friday
- Year level
- Years 9-10, VCAL
- Maximum student numbers
- Maximum 25 students
- Free program
- Booking information
- Bookings [email protected]
Road to Zero is a world first road safety education complex and has been developed by the TAC in partnership with the Melbourne Museum.
Road to Zero draws upon decades of TAC research and pedagogical practice, and is co-created with practicing teachers. Part of the Victorian Government’s road safety strategy, it aims to reduce road trauma in pre-learner drivers by building knowledge and awareness that will empower young road users to make safe decisions.
An education visit to Road to Zero comprises two experiences: the Road to Zero Experience Space - an immersive and exploratory gallery showcasing the latest in multi-sensory interactive technologies, and curriculum-linked programs in the purpose-built Learning Studios.
Highlights from the Road to Zero Experience Space include a 3-minute virtual reality experience where students travel in a car from 1970 to 2055, an elevator simulation where students experience a dramatic ‘drop’ from the 11th floor of the Royal Exhibition Building, as well as a digital exploration of TAC’s well-known Graham sculpture. To learn more about the Experience Space please visit Road to Zero.
A visit to Road to Zero is two hours in duration.
Getting the message
Health and PE, Years 9-10, VCAL
Students research a 14-17 year old road user group (for example, pedestrians or cyclists) and craft a call to action designed to reinforce a chosen positive behaviour through the creation of a video ad campaign.
Road to Zero physics challenge
Science, Years 9-10, VCAL
Students participate in a virtual reality physics experiment to explore the relationships between speed and friction on car stopping distances using touch-table and VR technology.
Health and Human Development
VCE HHD, Units 3 and 4
Students are guided through the Road to Zero Experience Space at Melbourne Museum using a companion app. They apply their understanding of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and the Sustainable Development Goals to the important issue of road safety.
Regional In-School Program
Victorian secondary schools more than two hours drive from Melbourne Museum can now book the travelling In-School Program. Replicating the experience at Melbourne Museum, the In-School Program includes an immersive pop-up exhibition, followed by a curriculum-based education program (either Health & PE or Science).
For more information visit the Road to Zero website.
To book a Road to Zero school program at the Melbourne Museum, please call our education bookings officer on (03) 8341 7767. The bookings office is open 8.30 am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Or, email our bookings office at [email protected].
Regional In-School Program
To arrange for the Road to Zero education experience to visit your school, please contact the team on (03) 8341 7150 or email [email protected].