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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.

Dreaming to DreamWorks

Explore storytelling with the Dreaming to DreamWorks Museum educator-led program for DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition. 12 September until 18 December 2019

Museum educator-led programs

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

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.

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.

The Antarctica Experience VR film

5–12, 20 mins, $10
Students travel to Antarctica virtually using the latest 360-degree technology to follow in the footsteps of the scientists researching this mysterious continent.

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