Minerals gallery documentation 20 Feb 2023
The permanent Minerals gallery opened in December 2022 features over 1800 specimens on the level 1 gallery space. The exhibition draws from the best of the Australian Museum Minerology collection of approximately 80,000 specimens collected across nearly 200 years. Image: Abram Powell
© Australian Museum

In this exciting new program students will learn about the features and formation of different rocks and minerals. Students will work scientifically to identify specimens in the Museum’s Minerals exhibition and use rocks and minerals to learn about our Earth.

This program has been specially designed 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 Stages 2–3.
Cost: $10 (GST included) per student with a minimum cost of $100 per session.
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: Up to 30 students per session
Term: Term 2, 2023
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays
Times: 10am, 11:30am & 12:45pm

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:

  • investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface ST2-10ES-S
  • questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations ST2-1WS-S

Stage 3

Science and Technology K–6 Syllabus

A student:

  • explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface ST3-10ES-S
  • plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions ST3-1WS-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.