Primary school excursion
Students from Petersham Public School visit Wild Planet. Image: Anna Kučera
© Australian Museum

About the program

Enter Wild Planet and come face to face with animals from all over the world in this exciting program!

This learning experience offers students the opportunity to observe a selection of interesting animal features up close.

By identifying features and their function, students will discover how animals are well suited their environments.

Students will also learn by doing through hands-on activities designed to investigate and extend understanding of specific animal features.


Learning objectives:

In this program students will:

  • Observe and describe animal adaptations.
  • Make connections between an animal’s adaptation and its survival in an environment.
  • Apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Work collaboratively.


Audience: This program is bookable for Stages 2–3

Cost: $10 (GST included) per student with a minimum cost of $100 per session

Duration: 45 minutes

Capacity: Up to 30 students per session

Term: Term 2–4, 2024

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Times: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm


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.