• Open daily 10am-5pm
    Taking bookings for 2021
  • Group visits
    Must be booked in advance
  • Free general admission
    For local primary and secondary students
  • Online resources
    Free learning resources and classroom activities

The Australian Museum will reopen to the public on 28 November 2020, following our 15-month redevelopment, Project Discover. We will be observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information here.

An excursion to the Australian Museum will spark curiosity, develop scientific understanding and enhance cultural awareness amongst your students. Our education team have developed a range of learning resources and education programs to help you and your students get the most out of your visit.

Learning journeys

Our themed learning journeys provide a scaffolded approach to exploring exhibition-related topics such as climate change, evolution, animal adaptations and more! Follow along with our suggested plan of pre-visit stimulus, in-exhibition activities and post-visit classroom ideas to help you maximise learning and get the most out of your excursion.

Exhibition activities

Our exhibition activities provide opportunities to scaffold for your students' learning within the exhibitions, using thought-provoking questions, simple tasks and engaging prompts. There are two types: conversation starters and exhibition discoveries.

Conversation starters ignite creative dialogue between students and their teachers. Through freedom of choice, fun questions and quick activities, students can investigate specimens and objects through a new lens. No prior knowledge of the exhibition is needed.

Exhibition discoveries help students develop historical or scientific inquiry skills through connecting with key object or specimens on display in exhibitions. Students are encouraged to discuss and share ideas about the items using the questions provided.