Two students and supervisor at queensland museum

Creature Features

This program is unavailable in 2024 as we trial new options for visiting schools

Prep – Year 3


Facilitated by museum staff

45 minutes per session, rotations for large groups will require a reset period.

Queensland Museum Kurilpa


$6 per student
Minimum 20 students
Supervising adults free

Creature Features is a gamified learning challenge where students search for animals that have particular external features.

Program overview

Creature Features is a gamified learning challenge where students search for Queensland animals that possess special external features, as determined by the roll of our specially designed dice. In small groups, students will interpret, identify, and communicate their findings as they explore Wild State, seeking out their creatures with specific features!

Creature Features complements the Science strand of the Australian Curriculum: Creature Features for Prep – Year 3 Australian Curriculum links

For optimal experience, this program requires the active participation of accompanying adults. One adult per 4-5 children is optimal. Please refer to Creature Features pre-visit information

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • understand that Queensland’s animals have a variety of external features
  • understand that Queensland’s animals live in different habitats where their needs are met
  • understand that Queensland’s animals can be grouped on the basis of observable features
  • pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar Queensland animals that possess specific external features
  • participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions
  • communicate their findings through written and spoken word
  • reflect on, and compare observations with other groups of students.

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