Primary school excursion
Monkeys have numerous adaptations that help them thrive in different environments. There are over 250 different monkey species, with a variety of shapes and sizes, and many of them live in trees. Image: Anna Kučera
© Australian Museum

In this Museum educator-led program, students will get up close and personal with the animals in our Wild Planet exhibition, using hands-on resources and problem solving skills to learn how specialised features help animals survive in the environment. Students will work scientifically to explain these features and explore the exhibition to compare animals from all over the world.

The program takes place within the exhibition, as part of the Australian Museum's new Cube programs. The program and activities have been specially designed to enable group work, hands-on experiences and exploration, and foster creative and critical thinking. The session will be facilitated by a Museum educator, and we strongly encourage teacher, parent or guardian participation.

If you are interested in taking part in a pilot session of this program, please contact us at group.bookings@australian.museum.

Audience: This program is bookable for Stages 2–3.
Cost:
$10 (GST included) per student with a minimum cost of $100 per session. General entry to the Australian Museum is free.
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: Up to 30 students per session
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays
Times: 10am, 11:30am & 1pm

A Day at the Museum for disadvantaged schools
If you are classified as a disadvantaged Australian primary and/or secondary school with an ICSEA value of less than 1000, or a special school, as defined by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) you may be eligible for our A Day at the Museum program.



NSW Syllabus (for the Australian curriculum)

Stage 2
Science and Technology K–6 Syllabus
A student:

  • compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things ST2-4LW-S
  • questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations ST2-1WS-S
  • defines problems, describes and follows algorithms to develop solutions ST2-3DP-T

Stage 3
Science and Technology K–6 Syllabus
A student:

  • examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things ST3-4LW-S
  • plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions ST3-1WS-S
  • defines problems, and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions ST3-3DP-T

Any changes to numbers or cancellations must be made in writing by emailing group.bookings@australian.museum before the date for Final Confirmation (14 days prior to your visit).


Final booking numbers must be confirmed at least 14 days prior to the scheduled visit.

A tax invoice will be issued prior to your visit based on Final Confirmation details.


A tax invoice based on Final Confirmation details will be issued prior to your visit or session.

Please advise at the time of booking if the tax invoice needs to be issued to a different contact name or email address. NSW Department of Education schools that use the EDConnect payment system should advise this at time of booking and provide a purchase order number if required.

Our payment terms are net 14 days. However, it is the AM’s strong preference that bookings be paid in full prior to the visit.

Adjustments on the day – the AM will adjust the invoice amount and you must pay the difference where:
i) Group numbers increase from Final Confirmation numbers; or
ii) the Group changes to a more expensive booking/ticket.

The adjusted invoice payment terms are net 14 days. To be clear, where numbers are less than Final Confirmation numbers, no deductions or refunds will be given.

Group Bookings Terms and Conditions


For information about your excursion, arrival to the Museum and available facilities, visit our School groups page.


If you are looking for resources to support your upcoming visit, you may want to access our Animal adaptations learning journey for Stages 2–3. Learning journeys offer a scaffolded approach to exploring a topic both in the classroom and at the Museum, supporting your students learning with activities, discussion prompts and worksheets.