School programs and resources

We offer a range of school excursions inspired by our exhibitions and collections. All programs are Victorian curriculum-aligned and developed by our team of highly experienced educators.  Our friendly bookings team can help you put an excursion together - see our school visit information.

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Self-directed Years K to 6

Air Playground

Get pumped for a fun-filled exploration of our most precious resource—air.

A presenter throws a giant beach ball in the air. There are other toys on the table including a foam rocket, a hula hoop with glittery strands, a stack of red plastic cups and a helicopter.
Museum Staff-led Years F to 2

Toys and Forces Show

Toys provide an ideal way for young minds to investigate the physical world.

Shuttle launching
Museum Staff-led Years 1 to 4

Blast Off

Mars is our next solar system destination – but how will we get there? It really is rocket science!

Man using dry ice for experiment
Museum Staff-led Years 3 to 8

Cool Stuff

Explore the effects of temperature on solids, liquids and gases using super-cool liquid nitrogen.

Photograph of the moon above the earth
Museum Staff-led Years 3 to 6

Earth, Moon and Sun Show

How do the Moon and Sun influence life on Earth?

Make, Solve, Create
Museum Staff-led Years K to F

Make, Solve, Create

Children take part in an interactive story, working together to build solutions to the problems they encounter.

Museum Staff-led Years 1 to 3

Rainbows, Shadows & Light STEM Workshop

Students discover the science of light and colour through hands-on activities and apply their knowledge in a STEM design activity.

Museum Staff-led Years 3 to 10

Roller Coaster Engineer

Students become engineers as they design their own marble roller coasters.

Museum Staff-led Years 3 to 8

Robots and Coding

Learn how to program a robot using a graphical programming language.

View of to people from behind holding a ipad
Museum Staff-led Years 3 to 10

FlushBack

Learn about the historic Pumping Station with an innovative AR experience, building on students’ understanding of the water cycle.

A child with long hair standing up caused by electricity from touching a Vandergraph at Scienceworks
Museum Staff-led Years F to 2

What's with the Weather?

Discover how clouds are formed and how they make our most impressive weather phenomenon – lightning!

Museum Staff-led Years 3 to 6

Lights, Energy, Action

Our popular public Lightning Theatre program, now available for education groups!

Museum Staff-led Years 5 to 10

The Electricity, Magnets & Movement Show

Explore the relationships between electricity, magnets and movement and how they are applied in devices such as generators, electromagnets and electric motors.

Lighting room in Scienceworks
Museum Staff-led Year VCE

Senior Secondary Electrical Science

Demonstrations of principles underpinning Year 11 VCAL Electrical, VCE VET Electrical Industry and the VCE Unit 1 Electricity topic, featuring equipment unique to Scienceworks.

Planetarium Years F to 4

Tycho Goes to Mars

Tycho our favourite cheeky dog, who has a knack for getting into trouble, is finally blasting off to discover the red planet, Mars!

Animated boy in a room with a rocket and autumn leaves
Planetarium Years 3 to 7

Tilt

Look at the Earth from space and connect the movement of the Earth to the seasons, and the day and night cycle.

A spacecraft flys past an icy moon.
Planetarium Years 4 to 8

Solar System Adventures: Where’s the Water?

Explore our solar system in the search for the most precious resource – water! 

our-living-climate-stromatolites
Planetarium Years 5 to 10

Our Living Climate

The Earth’s climate is alive, changing with the passage of time, seasons and the ebb and flow of life itself.

An illustration from Story in the Stars of an emu, crow and turtle
Planetarium Years 5 to 10

Stories in the Stars

See the night sky through different eyes, through stories told by the people of north-west Victoria.

Lunar Base landscape
Planetarium Years 5 to 8

Moonbase ONE

Moonbase ONE explores the motion of the Moon and related natural phenomena such as phases and eclipses.

Image of SkyMapper an automated wide-field survey telescope sited under the dark skies of Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, in central NSW.
Planetarium Years 7 to VCE

Capturing the Cosmos

An insight into what the new telescopes are finding that will help us better understand our Universe.

Still of a a star from starlight
Planetarium Years 7 to VCE

Starlight

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this Planetarium show.

Still from the Black Holes planetarium show
Planetarium Years 9 to VCE

Black Holes

Black Holes – Journey into the Unknown traces the story of black holes from the 18th Century, through to their detection almost 200 years later.

Planet in space
Planetarium Years 9 to 10

Ticket to the Universe

This 45-minute, presenter-led show gives students a new perspective on the universe and provides an opportunity to appreciate our place in the cosmos.

heat vision image of the universe
Museum Staff-led Year VCE

Year 11 Physics: The Universe

What we know now and how we are striving to know more.

This program supports year 11 Physics, Area of study 3 “What is matter and how is it formed?”

Boy, girl and robot outside at night
Museum Staff-led Years 2 to 6

Planetarium Sleepovers at Scienceworks

An education program with a difference; sleepover at Scienceworks!

Young boy playing with suction tube exhibit in the Ground Up exhibition at Scienceworks
Self-directed Years K to F

Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together

Immerse young children in an imaginative world of sensory discovery and construction‐play that will ignite their lifelong engagement with STEM.

3 girls measuring height in an exhibition
Self-directed Years 4 to 7

Sporty Maths

Students use the Sportsworks exhibition to develop their skills in key areas of mathematics.

Boy racing against Cathy Freeman at Sportsworks
Self-directed Years F to 6

Sportsworks: Primary

Stretch your mind and muscles at Sportsworks!

boys using the snowboard interactive
Self-directed Years 7 to 10

Sportsworks: Secondary

Investigate the science of sports, how human bodies work, and design, materials and technologies of sports equipment.

Gravitational wave and hand
Self-directed Years 1 to VCE

Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen

This exhibition sparks curiosity and raises questions about the more complex, fascinating corners of Science, Engineering, Mathematics and advanced Technology.

Self-directed Years 4 to 10

Think Ahead

Think Ahead looks at the way we imagine the future, through innovations in science, technology, engineering and design.

computer on display in a museum
Teacher Resource Years 7 to 10

CSIRAC

Learn about CSIRAC, the world's oldest intact first-generation electronic computer.

Image composed of fog, a horse and wing texture
Museum Staff-led Years F to VCE

Virtual Learning

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

Black Holes
Online Years 3 to 6

Secrets of the Sky Online

A presenter led guided tour of the Melbourne sky using Stellarium, an open-source stargazing program.

Various objects and props relating to exploring nature used in outreach programs
Teacher Resource Years K to VCE

Learning Kits

Engage your students with our learning kits full of exciting objects and learning materials.

Child holds up a giant triton shell up to their ear.
Teacher Resource Year K

Kindergarten Presentations

Discover our 'museum in a van' and online programs for kindergarten groups in Victoria.

Museum Staff-led Years 3 to 8

Robotics on the road

The Robotics program brings an interactive touring STEM program to Year 3–8 students in regional Victoria.

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