Staff preparing the Triceratops skeleton at the Dino Lab in Canada

Uncovering Triceratops

What
Museum Staff-led
When
Terms 2-4, Mon–Fri
10am, 11.30am & 1pm
Duration
30 minutes, plus gallery viewing time
Year level
Years F-6
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 10 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 30 students
Cost
$9 per student plus education service fee
Booking information
Bookings (03) 8341 7767

Uncover the secrets of dinosaur fossils and explore what scientists know about dinosaurs like Triceratops, and how they know it.

In this 30-minute staff-led program, students will meet Horridus the Triceratops at Melbourne Museum and learn about the science of palaeontology. How was Horridus fossilised and found? Who found Horridus? And how did Horridus end up in Australia? Did Triceratops dinosaurs live in Australia? Which dinosaurs did, and how do we know?

As part of this program students will each receive a booklet, connected to curriculum, which can be used in the Dinosaur Walk and Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs exhibitions and back at school.

Bookings for Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs must be made at least three weeks prior to visiting.

Curriculum links

  • 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)
  • Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)

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