Scales from Gold Town
Source: Museum Victoria
Melbourne Museum excursion packages have been designed to optimise student learning within a specific content area or theme. Each package provides a suggested program for a fun and interactive day at the museum that also meets specific curriculum outcomes.
This package includes the Making a Quid education program, as well as booked time in the Melbourne Story and Mind exhibitions.
The staff-led element of this session provides students with the opportunity to observe and interact with material objects that reflect working life in Melbourne since colonisation. Students work in teams to uncover the story behind objects found in workers' bags from key time periods of the Melbourne Story exhibition. They will be given tasks to complete in the Melbourne Story exhibition. In The Mind exhibtion they can see how attitudes towards the mind have changed over time and reflect on how these changes might have influenced the changing nature of work.
An example itinerary could be:
10am Making a Quid education program
11am The Melbourne Story exhibition
11:30am The Mind exhibition
1pm Dynamic Earth exhibition
Available Terms 1-4, Tuesday-Friday.
Cost: $4.40 per student plus education service fee.