The South Australian Museum reopens from Monday 8 June.

Students and schools

Our galleries are usually filled with the happy sounds of students and teachers igniting their worlds with wonder and curiosity.

Due to COVID-19 we are not able to accommodate school groups at present, but we’re not taking a break from providing teachers with support - rather, we're creating new ways to bring the Museum to schools.

Sign up for our education newsletter to receive updates on when you can start visiting us and book in our discovery cases again – we can’t wait to welcome you back!

While we’re not able to accept school groups at the Museum right now we're still offering learning opportunities:

Content for Connection lets everyone explore the wonders of the South Australian Museum, be it at school or at home. Come behind the scenes and delve into our exhibitions, collections, research and resources. If your students have a special question about a rock or critter they've found in their garden, our experts remain available. We also have Earth sciences resources and our 'business as usual' resources available.

We look forward to welcoming schools back on-site when possible.

Join our mailing list to stay in touch and receive updates, and email us at education@samuseum.sa.gov.au if you have any non-booking related education enquiries.

The Shadow Initiation

When we can offer school group bookings again, the Shadow Initiation will provide 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!

Visit our Shadow Initiation page for bookings and further information.

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