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Primary Program: 17 - 19 August

The Sydney Science Trail excursions are back this August!

Bring the wow to your student’s learning at our primary school science education days. Featuring live on-site activities, workshops with fun hands-on approaches to learning and thrilling stage shows, the Sydney Science Trail delivers a program they won’t be able to stop talking about!

​Don't miss out on this celebration of all things science! Explore the full excursion program and book your spot now.

Program Overview

Primary students: Years 3-6 | Wednesday 17th - Friday 18th August | 9:45 - 2:15pm
Sessions: Entry to the day includes three different sessions for students to attend across the day from 9:45 - 10:45am, 11:30 - 12:30pm and 1:15 - 2:15pm
Capacity: 360 students per day in a rotation of programs between the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: $18 per student (inc GST). Minimum charge of 20 students per booked group applies. Teachers attend free of charge
Contact: programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au 

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Program Details


Australian Museum Sydney Science Trail Expo

Celebrate National Science Week and have your students’ burning questions answered by experts from over 20 research organisations and universities! Wander through our Science Expo stalls and chat citizen science, frogs, fossils, medical research and more – even ask our scientists about their career paths. Ignite your students’ love for science by giving them the rare opportunity to touch base with real-life scientists, undertake experiments and get hands-on with cutting-edge innovations. 

When: Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August
Where: Australian Museum, Hintze Hall
Years: Primary 3-6
Capacity: 120 per session


The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Workshops

Bush Foods Workshop
Discover the culinary delights that can be found in a native garden! In this workshop led by a First Nations guide, students will tour the Cadi Jam Ora garden to explore different types of plants used and eaten by Aboriginal people of the Sydney region and learn how they prepare them.

When: Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Years: Primary 3-6
Capacity: 30 per session
Investigating Invertebrates Workshop
What do an earthworm, a clam, an octopus and a butterfly have in common? None of them have a backbone! Explore the diversity of invertebrate animals and learn how and why scientists research and classify them. Led by Australian Museum educators, students will gain an insight into the Museum’s vast invertebrate collection, engage in the complexity of life cycles, and discover how the environment can affect the growth and survival of invertebrates around Australia.  

When: Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Years: Primary 3-6
Capacity: 30 per session
Native Bee Hotel Workshop
The Sydney area hosts over 200 amazing native bee species, vital for pollination and keeping our ecosystem healthy. Learn about these amazing pollinators before getting hands-on in a workshop creating your own bee-hotels for your school.

When: Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Years: Primary 3-6
Capacity: 30 per session
Survive and Thrive
Examine a range of plants in contrasting rainforest and arid environments and learn about the amazing adaptations that allow them to grow and survive. Students will conduct a scientific investigation to connect the physical conditions in which plants live and their ability to thrive.

When: Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Years: Primary 3-6
Capacity: 30 per session

 


Science Shows

Science Show with Science Space
Witness some truly ‘cool’ experiments using liquid nitrogen, see a brave volunteer put inside a giant bubble, and be dazzled by science in this engaging and interactive live science show that covers a range of different scientific topics.

When: Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August
Where: Australian Museum Theatre
Years: Primary 3-6
Capacity: 60 per session
Big Science Big Fun with Fizzics Education
This 'science sampler' stage show explores a range of science concepts through visually exciting and engaging experiments. See giant bubbles, fire-balls, flying toilet paper, hair-raising electricity, coloured shadows, liquid nitrogen and more!

When: Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August
Where: Australian Museum Theatre
Years: Primary 3-6
Capacity: 120 per session