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

About the program

In this immersive learning experience students will discover a diversity of animals in Wild Planet.

The program begins with the sharing of a First Nations story from the Dreaming which tells of how particular animal features came to be today. Students will also meet the characters from the story and see the features for real!

Then, in groups, students will explore the exhibition in search of different animal features which will lead them to find a mystery animal.

Learning objectives:

In this program students will:

  • Listen to a First Nations story about animal features.
  • Observe and identify a variety of animal features.
  • Apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Work collaboratively.

Audience: This program is bookable for Early Stage 1 and Stage 1

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: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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)

Early Stage 1
Science and Technology K–6 Syllabus
A student:

  • explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things STe-3LW-ST
  • observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas STe-1WS-S

Stage 1
Science and Technology K–6 Syllabus
A student:

  • describes observable features of living things and their environments ST1-4LW-S
  • observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas ST1-1WS-S

Any changes to numbers or cancellations must be made in writing by emailing 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.