School programs

  • Our education staff will enhance your museum visit by interpreting our galleries and collections and their relevance to the environments and lives of North Queenslanders.  All led programs are developmentally appropriate and support the Australian Curriculum.
  • A range of online resources are available to engage students during self-led visits. 

  • Early Years programs: children discover,engage with and explain the world around them by exploring museum objects, props and through the use of multimedia, roleplay, discussions and storytelling.  

  • Indigenous Perspectives: students view cultural objects and develop understandings of the nature and use of objects from historical and scientific perspectives. 

  • Science in the Community: the Discover North Queensland galleries contain significant natural history collections and information. Students can engage with the signature biomes of North Queensland - rainforest, dry tropics, mangroves, coral reefs and deep sea, study animal classification, adaptation and habitat, human use and impact on the environment, and examine the fossil record of the Cretaceous inland sea from 100 million years ago. 

  • Historical skills, interpretation and perspective can be practised in the Pandora Gallery and using the Coral Core Timeline.

  • Behind the Scenes and Engaging with Scientists programs for senior students provide the opportunity of learning from experts.

  • Teachers are also encouraged to gather a group for a Behind the Scenes tour as part of their ongoing Professional Development.

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