Bugs bugs bugs!

Years Kinder, F-3, Program led by museum staff

Prep students at 'Bugs' School Program

In the Bugs, Bugs, Bugs hands-on program, students examine the external features of real insects, spiders and other arthropods using a hand lens, to sort and classify them scientifically and learn about classification. Students will also learn how museum scientists look after the insect collection.

During the program, students will become ‘scientists’ when they observe specimens scientifically to make predictions about what is a bug, what is an insect and how is a spider different to an insect.

This interactive 30-minute program is recommended as an introduction for groups from Kinder, Foundation, Level 1–3 before visiting the Bugs Alive! exhibition. 

This program links strongly to Victorian Curriculum Science Foundation to Level 2:

Biological Science:

  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves


 Science Inquiry Skills:

Questioning and predicting.

  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events


Available Terms 1 - 4, Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesday
Times: 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm.

Thursday and Friday
Times: 10am, 11.30am and 1pm
Session duration: 30 minutes.

Maximum 30 students per session.
Cost: $5.00 per student plus education service fee.