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

In this interactive Museum educator-led program, students will get up close and personal to the animals found in our Wild Planet exhibition. Students will use their critical thinking skills as they observe and explore some of the main features that help animals survive across our living world.

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

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. General entry to the Australian Museum is free.
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: Up to 20 students per session (up to 30 students per session from 19 July)
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times: 10:15am, 11:30am & 1pm (10am, 11:30am & 1pm from 19 July)

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 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 Australian animals learning journey for Stages ES1–1. 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.