Please note that our 2013 Kinder schedule is now full and bookings closed. If you would like more information about our 2014 bookings process please phone 03 8341 7289.
Museum Victoria’s Discovery Program is a mobile service that provides access to Museum Victoria’s collections for 4 year old kindergarten groups who may find it difficult to visit one of our venues.
These sessions are led by a presenter skilled in early learning and include specimens, objects, replicas and photographs. Most of the items presented can be handled. Each session is between 45 minutes and one hour in duration.
There are 4 topics to choose from:
Dinosaurs and Fossils
With the aid of fossils, dinosaur bones, replicas and photographs, we go back in time to reflect on the existence of these ancient animals.
Dinosaurs have long been the subject of fascination for children. Through stories and activities, this program will introduce to children the ways in which humans have come to understand dinosaurs through finding and studying fossils. Children will be able to talk about and touch real dinosaur fossils from the Museum Victoria collection, learn about ancient time periods, see life size replicas of dinosaur skulls, feet and legs, and talk to our presenters about their favourite prehistoric creatures, including Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Tyrannosaurus rex.
Learn about the fascinating world of bugs and the extraordinary things bugs can do. Live bugs such as goliath stick insects will come along with us for the journey.
The Backyard Bugs program will encourage children to learn about the many fascinating creatures to be found in gardens, parks and backyards. With the use of stories, song, activity, and bug resources from the Museum Victoria collection, children will learn about the incredible things bugs can do, how they benefit the environment around them, and how to indentify different kinds of bugs. As part of the program, children will be able to observe live bugs in the classroom, and develop a respect for and desire to learn more about the many different kinds of bugs that there are in the world.
Learn about Australia's unique wildlife with mounted specimens from the Museum Victoria collection.
Australia is home to some of the most interesting animals in the world. This program teaches children about the lives and habits of our favourite mammals, birds and reptiles. Children will learn fascinating facts about these animals and develop an understanding of how special they are, as well as having fun through games.
Find out about the wonderful things that live on our beaches and swim in our oceans.
Through games, stories and by touching real objects from the Museum Victoria collection, children will develop a respect for ocean life as they learn about shells, sharks and ancient marine animals that lived millions of years ago.
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