South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum celebrates the state’s natural history and is recognised as one of Australia’s most important scientific and cultural institutions.

The Museum’s permanent displays feature objects drawn from the extensive collections in its care, covering the following areas of natural and cultural heritage which offer rich learning experiences for students across the learning areas of science, humanities & social sciences (history and geography) and the arts:

  • Australian Aboriginal Cultures
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Biodiversity
  • Mawson
  • Fossils
  • Pacific Cultures
  • World Mammals

Temporary exhibitions and special events, including National Science Week, provide unique opportunities to engage students in inquiry-based learning. Classes can also access learning support though Discovery Case loans and online Centra sessions. Speak to the bookings officer to see how a learning experience can be tailored to suit your needs.

Address:

North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

South Australian Museum

North Terrace, Adelaide SA, Australia

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

School visit booking form

(Link to website)

Organising your visit

See the South Australian Museum web site for information on how to support your visit.

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Ediacaran Fossils of the Flinders Ranges
Ediacaran Fossils of the Flinders Ranges

The Ediacaran Fossils of the Flinders Ranges eBook has been created to support teachers when addressing the concepts of geological time and evolution with their students. It provides background information on South Australian Ediacaran fossil discoveries and their scientific importance.

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Fossils Provide Evidence of Evolution -  An online resource
Fossils Provide Evidence of Evolution – An online resource

This web based digital resource for students in Years 5-6 uses an inquiry based approach and aligns with the AC: Science and Geography. Students investigate how fossils discovered in South Australia provide evidence of the ways that animals have evolved, adapted and changed to survive in their environment.

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Toys and Games of Traditional Aboriginal Cultures
Toys and Games of Traditional Aboriginal Cultures

This program addresses historical skills and understandings from the early years Australian Curriculum: History. Children participate in a ‘hands on’ session analysing traditional Aboriginal toys and games.

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Scientific Classification
Scientific Classification

This program addresses the year 7 Australian Curriculum: Science, biological strand. It covers the concepts of diversity and evolution.

HASS - History
Science
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Aboriginal Traditional Technologies
Aboriginal Traditional Technologies

Students’ learning is focused on traditional Aboriginal life prior to European contact. Students investigate how Aboriginal people developed technologies to solve problems encountered by everyday life. Australian Curriculum: History years 2/3.

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Australia's Muslim Cameleers Website
Australia’s Muslim Cameleers Website

This program is linked to the Australian Curriculum: History and can support inquiry-based learning for students in Years 4 and 5 and SACE 1 History. It can support teachers’ professional knowledge around these histories.

HASS - Geography
HASS - History
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Observing Animals
Observing Animals

This program addresses the Australian Curriculum Biological Understanding for year 3. Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features.

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Life Cycles: Years 4-7
Life Cycles: Years 4-7

This program addresses the year 4 Biological Science Understandings; living things have life cycles and depend on each other and their environment to survive.

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Museum Safari
Museum Safari

This program addresses the Australian Curriculum Biological Science Understandings for year 1. Living things have a variety of external features and they live in different places where their needs are met.

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Exploring Egypt
Exploring Egypt

This program addresses the year 7 Australian History Curriculum. It provides teachers and students with materials to support in depth study on the Mediterranean society of ancient Egypt.

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Biodiversity Babies
Biodiversity Babies

This program addresses the Australian Curriculum Biological Science Understandings for year 2. Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves and exploring life stages in animals.

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Mawson and Minerals
Mawson and Minerals

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 investigate displays about Mawson and ‘Changes to Earth’ in the Australian Curriculum: Science. ie. sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.

HASS - Geography
HASS - History
Science
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Aboriginal Culture - Colliding Worlds
Aboriginal Culture – Colliding Worlds

The Colliding World program highlights what life was like for Aboriginal people before and after the arrival of Europeans.

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Biodiversity: Investigating Ecosystems
Biodiversity: Investigating Ecosystems

This program addresses the year 9 Science Understanding that ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment.

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Biodiversity: Living Things
Biodiversity: Living Things

This biodiversity program highlights that living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.

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