600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves

Years Kinder, F-10, VCE Biology, Self guided program

Detail of one of the objects to be found in the new 600 million years gallery

What does the fossil record tell us about the evolution of life of Earth? Find out when you take your students on a journey through time, starting around 600 million years ago. See hundreds of real fossils, animations, interviews with palaeontologists and models of life on Earth through the geological time periods.

Students examine first-hand using the real fossil record in the 600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves exhibition to evaluate and interpret evidence for evolution. Using the authentic specimens, students explore the evolution of life starting with the first multi-cellular life forms found in South Australia, through to the evolution of fish, vertebrates moving onto land, dinosaurs and megafauna.

The links strongly to the Science Victorian Curriculum:

Levels 9-10, Biological Science

  • The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence.
We recommend that Foundation to Years 4 students book into the Dinosaur Skeletons program to support their learning in this exhibition.

Available Terms 1-4, Monday-Friday
Session times: 11am, 11.30am, 1pm & 1.30pm
Cost: Education service fee