Sydney Science Trail excursions: 14 – 18 August 2023

Celebrate National Science Week with your school at the annual Sydney Science Trail, returning live and on-site at the Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney this August.

Now in its fourth year, Sydney Science Trail offers a jam-packed program of excursions for primary and secondary students in stages 2 – 6 and explores the role science plays in shaping our lives.

Sydney Science Trail is a unique opportunity for your students to experience, think and talk about the science conducted at both organisations – from the study of the natural world and research into the effects of climate change to the exploration of the environmental knowledge of First Nations Peoples.

This year, we’re introducing a new offering - Diverse Learners Day. The Sydney Science Trail’s Diverse Learners Day is designed for groups requiring a more flexible timetable or higher educator to student ratios, such as home-school groups, support classes, EAL/D students or students with diverse needs. This new trial format is open to students across Years 3–11. There are no minimum bookings and educator ratios are flexible.

Through the generous support of the Australian Museum Foundation and the Neilson Foundation, A Day at the Museum is supporting 300 eligible primary and secondary students with free entry to the Sydney Science Trail and travel reimbursement of up to $10 per student. Funding is limited to 30 students per school.

Don't miss out on this celebration of all things science!

  • Secondary students: Years 7 - 11

    Monday 14 - Tuesday 15 August
    9:30am - 2:30pm

  • Primary students: Years 3 - 6

    Wednesday 16 - Thursday 17 August
    9:30am - 2:30pm

  • Diverse learners: Years 3 - 11

    Friday 18 August
    9:30am – 2:30pm

Entry includes four different sessions across the day

  • Science show or 'Talking Science' panel
  • Science Expo at the Australian Museum
  • Interactive STEM Workshop
  • Self-guided experience

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