Students and schools

We welcome school groups for self-guided visits, where students and teachers can ignite their worlds with wonder and curiosity.

School program information and guidelines

Our guidelines align with requirements of the South Australian Government’s COVID-19 Response and Department for Education directives in order to help keep everyone safe. 

Please ensure supervisor/student ratios meet year level requirements for groups prescribed in the Department for Education excursions procedure. Bookings for volunteer educator sessions are not currently available.

To support student learning there are resources available on our website.

We will continue to monitor and adapt our education programs to fit the federal and state government COVIDSafe guidelines and in alignment with Department for Education recommendations for school excursions. Find out more about changes at the Museum in response to COVID-19 here.

When planning your visit please note our updated guidelines:

  • Use the online form to make a booking.

  • Volunteer educator sessions are not currently available.

  • The Discovery Centre is closed to school groups.

  • School bags are discouraged and should not be carried by students in the galleries. Some limited self-managed locker storage is available.

  • Please ensure that all members of your group are well and symptom-free when you visit.

  • Hand sanitiser stations are provided throughout the Museum.

  • Specific galleries can be booked. All group bookings will be self-guided.

  • Please ensure supervisor/student ratios meet year level requirements for groups up to 10 students.

  • Clipboards can scratch our glass cases so please use backing boards without clips.

  • Comply with all instructions given by SA Museum staff and security attendants.

  • It is not mandatory to wear a face mask inside the Museum. This is at the discretion of visitors.

Please note that you may be asked to show evidence of exemption.

Join our mailing list to stay in touch and receive updates, and email us at if you have any education enquiries.

The Shadow Initiation

The Shadow Initiation is a fun and challenging activity that aligns with the Australian Curriculum.

Race against the clock on a digital adventure game to see the Museum like never before. Part escape room, part scavenger hunt, part behind-the-scenes Museum tour, this game provides a Museum experience like no other. With one hour on the clock and over 40 puzzles to attempt, this is your chance to unlock the secrets of the Museum.

While this activity is designed for a broad audience, it supports student learning in the General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum including the areas of developing critical and creative thinking skills and building personal and social capability.

The general capabilities play a significant role in the Australian Curriculum, equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century. In developing and acting with personal and social capability, students communicate effectively, work collaboratively, make decisions, negotiate and resolve conflict. They develop capability in critical and creative thinking as they learn to generate and evaluate knowledge, clarify concepts and ideas, seek possibilities, consider alternatives and solve problems. Critical and creative thinking involves students thinking broadly and deeply using skills, behaviours and dispositions such as reason, logic, resourcefulness, imagination and innovation.

Your students will need to work together in a group and draw on all of these in order to navigate The Shadow Initiation and hopefully have a lot of fun along the way!

Click here to download the new curriculum aligned resource. Visit our Shadow Initiation page for bookings and further information.

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