School visit information

Education bookings

Booking in your school or tertiary group guarantees your access to our education programs, exhibitions and other activities.

Steps

  1. Have a look at our education programs by topic or year level for one that suits the interests and size of your group.
  2. Call our education bookings officer on (03) 9392 4819 to lock in your excursion booking. The bookings office is open 9am–4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

When do bookings open?

  • Semester 1 bookings open 1 December each year
  • Semester 2 bookings open 1 May each year

Supervision

Teachers and supervisors are admitted free at recommended ratios of 1:3 for preschool groups, 1:5 for primary groups, 1:10 for secondary groups, and 1:20 for tertiary groups.

Cost

Pre-booked education groups and their supervisors don't need to pay admission to Scienceworks Museum. We do charge an education service fee:

  • $25 for groups less than 10
  • $45 for groups of 10–50
  • $65 for groups of 51–100
  • $85 for groups of 101+

Shows and programs led by museum staff have an additional fee per student. You'll find this fee on the individual program listings.

Payment

We'll issue a tax invoice to you for the total amount on the day of your visit.

Arrival

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booked time and organise into your groups before entering via the Schools Entry on the lower ground level. We'll have staff ready to assist.

Coaches and mini-buses can offload students at the designated zone on Booker St, near the museum banners. Buses can park in the overflow car park next to Grazeland.

Student lunches and bags

Please leave school bags at home. Bring lunches and drinks in large plastic crates or tubs which will be stored on our trolleys. Scienceworks has lunch spots suitable for all weather, and a cafe if you'd like to buy lunch or snacks (we are cash free).

Autism-friendly museum

Scienceworks provides social scripts for students on the autism spectrum to help them prepare for their visit.

A colour-coded printout of a sensory friendly map of Scienceworks (PDF, 455KB) may also be useful.

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