"Thank you so much for the virtual incursion. It was very informative , the students were engaged through out the sessions and as always loved the animal encounters." Teacher, Biological Diversity video conference, 2020

Taronga Biology Diversity
Image from Taronga Zoo for Biological Diversity Study Day Image: Taronga Zoo
© Permission from Matt Nelson at Taronga Zoo

The Australian Museum, Taronga Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens are proud to present a NEW Biological Diversity video conference. Join us live online for three hours across a day to examine fossils, specimens, live animals and plants to understand biological diversity by explaining the relationships between a range of organisms in terms of specialisation for selected habitats and evolution of species.


Thursday 25 March 2021 (3 sessions in one day)


Tuesday 27 July 2021 (3 sessions in one day)


Thursday 12 August 2021 (3 sessions in one day)

Year level/stage: Stage 6 Biology


Session 1: 9:30-10:30

Session 2: 11:00 - 12:00

Session 3: 13:00 - 14:00

NSW (incorporating Australian Curriculum)


Stage 6

Module 3: Biological Diversity

Syllabus links for Biological Diversity 2021

Thursday 25 March 2021

Session 1: 9:30-10:30

Session 2: 11:00 - 12:00

Session 3: 13:00 - 14:00

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Session 1: 9:30-10:30

Session 2: 11:00 - 12:00

Session 3: 13:00 - 14:00

Thursday 12 August 2021

Session 1: 9:30-10:30

Session 2: 11:00 - 12:00

Session 3: 13:00 - 14:00

1-15 students

$150 (GST included)

16-30 students

$300 (GST included)

31-45 students

$450 (GST included)

46-60 students

$600 (GST included)

60+ students

$650 (GST included)

Teachers attend the sessions for free.

Students need to be supervised at all times during the Biological Diversity Study Day video conference. Please remind your students to turn their cameras and microphones off unless asking a question.

Booking information


Email your booking request (including 2 possible dates, preferred venue/s, student numbers, school and contact details) to Group.Bookings@australian.museum

Dates will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed system.

Once you have been allocated a session, you will be sent a Booking Confirmation. Please ensure all other teachers involved in the excursion have a copy of this.

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.

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).

Sessions require a minimum of 20 students to go ahead. While we make all attempts to combine schools to reach the minimum, we may cancel sessions if this minimum number cannot be reached.

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 nett 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 nett 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

To connect your classroom to the Australian Museum via video conference you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A camera and microphone connected to your device
  • A device with a display, e.g. Laptop, Chromebook, iPad, Desktop

For a whole class or group connecting together you will also need:

  • A projector or screen connected to your device
  • Working speakers connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up

If connecting on individual devices you will need:

  • Working speakers or headphones connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.

The simplest way to connect is through a direct connection using Zoom via Aarnet. The connection does not require any software to be downloaded, but does require a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

The Zoom connection to the Australian Museum is secure and private.

After confirming your school’s booking you will receive an instructional email, that will contain the link to the Zoom room and the passcode required to enter the room. Click on the link to open the connection in your chosen web browser. Zoom will automatically activate your device’s camera and microphone.

If your school is unable to connect using the above methods, contact us to discuss other options for connecting with the Museum by emailing video.conferencing@australian.museum