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Onsite school programs

The National Museum of Australia’s school programs are designed for students from preschool and Foundation to Year 12. Check out our curriculum-linked programs.

On-site school programs and visits are temporarily unavailable. We are still taking bookings for 2021 and beyond. We hope re-opening dates for 2020 school visits will be available soon.

Museum After Hours

Explore the Museum after dark with activities linked to colonial Australia, migration and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Museum educator-led programs

Museum After Hours

5–6, 2 hours, $15
Students explore the Museum galleries after dark through a range of immersive activities.

Endeavour Voyage

3–10, 1 hour, $5
Students focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences and the experiences of those travelling on the HMB Endeavour.

Then and Now

P–4, 90 mins, $7
Students handle objects and explore the galleries to investigate how life has changed in Australia over the last 100 years.

Talking Points

3–12, 60 mins, $5
Students are introduced to some of the highlights of the Museum’s galleries in a one-hour guided tour.

Meet the People

5–12, 60 mins, $5
Students are introduced to the life of a fascinating Australian through key objects, then explore the Museum’s galleries to find more inspiring people in Australian history.
PACER program

Making a Nation

5–12, 90 mins, $7
Students investigate the theme of nationhood by handling objects and exploring the Museum’s galleries.
PACER program

A Living Culture

P–10, 90 mins, $7
Students handle and explore a range of objects to help them understand the ways in which Indigenous cultures have evolved and adapted in the last 200 years.
PACER program

Indigenous Rights and Freedoms

9–12, 120 mins, $7
Students learn about key people involved in the struggles for rights and freedoms for Indigenous Australians, and how these struggles were shaped by global trends.
PACER program

Museum experiences

Dreaming Bag

3–6, 120 mins, $1
Teacher-guided student groups use our Indigenous-themed Unpack the Museum activity bags.

Wild Colonial Bag

3–6, 120 mins, $1
Teacher-guided student groups use Unpack the Museum activity bags.


F–6, 30 to 70 mins, $3
Students build their own time-travelling robot and blast off to explore one of eight mystery scenes from Australia’s past.

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