Animal Hands-on Session - Teacher Notes

Students are able to touch Museum specimens in a designated learning space.

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Heather Taylor © Australian Museum

Before your visit

The Animals Hands-on Session provides students with an opportunity to explore different aspects of Australia's natural environment. Students have the unique opportunity to get up close to a variety of Museum specimens and displays. Students can model scientific processes in a fun way. They can dig for fossils, study a red back spider, investigate dinosaur footprints touch animal specimens.

Syllabus links

Activities link to the NSW Science and Technology K-6 syllabus and English K-6 syllabus. Detailed syllabus links.

At the Museum

A Museum educator facilitates a curriculum-linked session where students are able to explore the Museum specimens.

  • Australian animals
  • Adaptations and habitats
  • Minibeasts
  • Fossils and dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs

If your class has a particular area of interest, please advise us at the time of booking. In this way we are able to tailor each session to your needs.


Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer
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