Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open daily 9am-5pm
Session Times

Session Times

Education Programs 9am-4pm
Session Duration

Session Duration

60-120 minute programs
Facilitated Program

Facilitated Program

Fully facilitated (teacher must attend)
Group Size

Group Size

Varies depending on the program (min 10)
entry fees

Entry Fees

Free admission. Programs cost $5.00-$15.00
Teacher to Student Ratio

Teacher to Student Ratio

FOC ratio 1:10
Evening Program

Evening Program

Mon - Wed 5-9pm

National Museum of Australia

Visit the National Museum of Australia and get hands-on with the history and cultures of Australia.

Onsite Programs

Become immersed in the stories of Australia with our PACER school programs. Build inquiry skills by handling objects and exploring the Museum galleries.

Highlights in 2022

NEW Ancient Greeks (Years 7, 11–12 • 60 minutes • Term 1 2022)

NEW Our Great Southern Land (Years 5–12 • 60 minutes: PACER)

Deadly Defining Moments (Years 5–12 • 60 minutes: PACER)

Meet the People (Years 5–12 • 60 minutes: PACER)

Indigenous Rights and Freedoms (Years 9–12 • 60 minutes: PACER)

Museum After Hours (Years 5–12 • 120 minutes)

Digital Excursions

Fight for Indigenous Rights (Years 9–12 • 60 minutes: PACER)

Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians (Years 3–10 • 60 minutes: PACER)

The Australian Nation (Years 3–10 • 60 minutes: PACER)

NEW Past and Present (Foundation–year 2 • 45–60 minutes)

Onsite and digital programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance at  For more information, visit

Online resources—Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom

Inspire active learning in the digital age with an interactive Australian history timeline, games, videos, a Museum gallery virtual tour and Australian Curriculum-aligned learning modules. Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom engages students through a uniquely immersive, active-learning portal,

Also keep an eye on our Digital Classroom in early 2022 for our exciting student challenge!

To keep up to date about our learning resources, programs and events, join ‘The Museum for Teachers’ Facebook Group: TheMuseumForTeachers