Supervision and group size
A school or children's group is identified as having a minimum of 10 students, plus supervising adults and teachers. Maximum group size depends on which exhibitions or school programs you are booking.
Please divide your students into small groups with an adult allocated for each group.
The recommended supervision ratio of adults to students:
- 1:3 for Prep
- 1:5 for Years 1-6
- 1:10 for Years 7-10
- 1:15 for Years 11-12
Teachers and accompanying adults are responsible for the supervision of their students while visiting and we ask they remain with their group at all times.
Museum staff are available to assist with visitor flow, however it is the responsibility of teachers to ensure that the itineraries are followed and allocated times are observed.
Please note the Museum Shop can not accommodate large groups of students. Please allow only small, supervised groups into the shop.
Short shop visits can be included on your itinerary, booked via the School Booking Form.
Moving around the museum
Students are asked to use the stairs or escalators when moving between floors. Students should not use the lifts unless necessary.
We also ask that groups consider other museum visitors. Please observe social distancing and keep noise levels down in public galleries.
Moving around SparkLab
Schools and children's groups will move through the SparkLab exhibition for a 1 hour 15 minutes hands-on experience. There are three zones within the exhibition, as well as facilitated learning experiences at set times.
Schools and children's groups can spread out within the exhibition, move through the zones in any order at their leisure and chat with the SparkLab staff within the exhibition.Please divide your students into small groups with an adult allocated for each group.
We encourage Primary Teachers to divide your students into small groups with an adult allocated for each group. As the students explore the exhibits, the adult can model the learning process, such as reading out the text, asking open-ended questions, testing out ideas, communicating their observations, making changes to what they are testing, and sharing possible explanations.
For more information about moving around the museum, view our map.