Some example Activities

There’s always something new and exciting to do in and around Melbourne, make sure you regularly visit this section to keep up to date with newly featured activities. Our programming and events coordinators visit venues regularly and work closely with education officers to find out about new programs, special events and also to provide feedback from schools.

 

 

The Channel - Into the Music Composition

From lush classical to dubstep, participants will explore the technology and techniques used to create the music they hear every day. The workshops can be run on a variety of software platforms depending on the experience or needs of the group. Whether you’re looking for a new, creative experience for your students or needing to fulfill specific curriculum requirements, this workshop provides a fun and engaging way to explore music and musical concepts.
Suitable for grade 5/6 students. $16 for 1.5 hours. Minimum charge 15 students.

To learn of other programs offered at The Channel click here. The Arts Centre also offers guided tours. Performances and shows are available on set dates with options for primary aged groups.

 

 

Bounce

Fly through the air and bounce off the walls - BOUNCE is a massive, indoor trampoline universe, all about jumping high and landing soft & safe.

Imagine over 100 interconnected trampolines and 500 square metres of circus-grade padding and air bags. Kids will love bouncing off the walls in the Free Jumping Arena, landing in the Big Bag, tackling The Wall and trying their hand at trampoline Dodgeball or the Slam Dunk rings.

BOUNCE provides a healthy, fun and challenging adventure activity for kids - suitable for any skill level. Our programs are designed to be stimulating and our staff are trained to ensure maximum group and individual participation.

Trampolining is one of the best and most effective forms of exercise. Bouncing on a trampoline is a low-impact exercise that increases body and spacial awareness, balance and coordination. Regular use of a trampoline can also help improve posture and general muscle health.

To find out more information and pricing, call 1300 000 540 or visit www.bounceinc.com.au

Bounce has been popular with our school groups. Bounce has three locations in Melbourne including Blackburn, Essendon and Glen Iris.

 

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

ACMI houses Screen World, a permanent exhibition of film, television and digital culture. A self guided visit is available at no charge or a guided program for $5 per student. The Screen Worlds exhibition engages students with spectacular and interactive exhibits. Students learn about the the creative practice of some of Australia's most accomplished and talented screen professionals. The interactive exhibition allows students to play classic and contemporary video games and observe fascinating objects and view interactive displays that tell the story of the moving image.

 

Self Guided Tours, Staff led programs, Talks, Films and Workshops are all subject to availability and require bookings. Talks and Workshop prices vary. For more details refer to ACMI Education Page. ACMI is located at Federation Square.

 

 

 

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

ICE AGE: No time for Nuts 4D

 

Join Scrat, Ice Age’s resident nut-crazed sabre-toothed squirrel, as he time travels in his zaniest adventure to date,Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D.  Scrat battles a wonky time-machine that has zapped his beloved nut, and with buddies Manny, Diego and especially Sid along for the ride the laughs are right on time in this custom 4-D special effects extravaganza!

This fully immersive, high energy 9-minute show was custom created by Blue Sky Studios and Fox Animation in partnership with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. Featuring exclusive brand new footage, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D is presented in high-definition 3-D projection combined with in-theater special effects to further engage the audience.

The all-new Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D experience is included in the price for guided tours at the Aquarium.

Preview click here:

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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Your students will love experiencing Melbourne from a different perspective, taking in the 360-degree views of up to 40 kilometres. Each revolution is approximately 30 minutes and follows a walk through the 'Tales of Melbourne' interpretive area where visitors and locals alike will learn interesting and historical facts about Melbourne and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

Melbourne Star offers an encore rate which is a dual flight experience, enabling visitors enjoy Melbourne Star during the day and in the evening - a cost effective way of experiencing the Melbourne Star twice! Students are also provided a fantastic 3D visual map of Melbourne. Great for students to gain an understanding of the city's layout and a great keepsake to take home.

 

Single Flight: $10 per student. Day and Night flights: $13 per student.

For more information check out the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel website.

 

Docklands Precinct Pass

Spend the whole day in Docklands and experience everything Harbourtown and the Docklands has to offer! Includes a skating lesson at the Group O'Brien Arena, a 30 minute Melbourne Star flight and Etihad Stadium tour. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Scrawl Art Tours

Urban Scrawl Art Tours encourage students to explore Melbourne's local arts scene and laneway culture. Departing from Federation Square.

Urban Scrawl walking tours take students treasure-hunting in some of Melbourne's most exciting street art locations. Students will learn about certain artists and how they work, different street art techniques, discuss the issues surrounding vandalism vs legal street art, and think about the reasons people use street art to express ideas and creativity.

$6 per student, 1 hour duration.

 

Shrine of Remembrance

Victorian Primary Schools are invited to display their creative skills and submit their design for the annual Shrine’s Remembrance Day poster. Learn more here.

The Shine of Remembrance redevelopment is complete with a new permanent exhibition space and education centre.

The Shrine Education Program offers one hour guided tours - Shrine Exploration, as well as specific programs. For grade 5,6 students the Spirit of Anzac program with a focus on the First World War is available, as well as a new program for 2017: Indigenous Australians at War. A new 2017 program for grade 3,4 students is On the Home Front. This program explores explore the everyday lives of Victorian children during the Second World War. All programs are free of charge, donations are welcome. There are set times for all educational bookings. Programs are popular and can book up quickly. Advise your Urban Camp Program Coordinator if you are interested in visiting the Shrine during your school visit.

www.shrine.org.au

Telephone: 9661 8100

 

National Gallery of Victoria

In addition to general guided tours ($8) for school groups, the National Gallery of Victoria also offers a range of programs. Emotions in Art, Every Picture Tells a Story and The Art of Thinking are three examples of programs that encourage observation, thinking and learning about the feelings that art evokes. Emotions in Art and Every Picture Tells a Story can be offered as an hour long ($8) or a 2 hour program ($15). Guided tours run for one hour ($8). NGV International is located on St Kilda Road and houses an extensive collection from Europe, Asia, America, and Oceania. The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is located at Federation Square and is the home of Australian art, presenting Indigenous and non-Indigenous art from the colonial period to the present day.

www.ngv.vic.gov.au

 

Etihad Stadium Evening Activities

Experience Etihad Stadium by night. Experience a behind the scenes tour and a 15 min handball session in the change rooms. $9.50 per student.

The Team Challenge program is also a fantastic program to encourage teamwork and explore the stadium in a team challenge format with orienteering, clues, problem solving and leadership. (min 30 students) $11.50 per student.

Hear from Carraragarmungee grade 5 students 'We loved the Etihad Stadium tour because we got to sit in the coach's box and see how different the view is. We also sat in the member seats and saw the TV that replays live AFL moments. We learned how long it takes the roof to close, went to the tribunal room, played with racing sacks and spiking balls in the change rooms and learned how they look after the grass. Ken our guide was awesome because he was very nice and told us lots of information about the ground. Next time we will take our parents'

 

Other Evening Activities:

Galactic Circus - Laser Skirmish- Ten Pin Bowling

Two Friends Production at Camp

Eureka Sky Deck

Bounce Trampoline

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

Fun Fit at Camp

Melbourne Star

Etihad Stadium

State Netball Hockey Centre local games

 

 

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