Virtual learning

Experience Museums Victoria from your classroom with this series of virtual learning sessions.

Two museum staff presenting to an iPad which shows schools watching from the classroom.
Virtual learning session in Melbourne Museum's DNA lab

These engaging and interactive virtual experiences provide access to experts and behind-the-scenes spaces across Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum. 

Education service fee $35 per connection

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Museums Victoria uses Zoom Video Conferencing to deliver virtual learning sessions. Registered participants are sent a unique URL a week prior to the session.

Upcoming sessions

Immigration Stories

Wednesday 24 June, 2pm–2.45pm
Suitable for upper primary students

Go behind the scenes and meet Senior Curator, Migration & Cultural Diversity, Moya McFadzean and Collection Manager Marita Dyson.

Find out how small objects can share big stories and teach us about Australia’s migration history. Join us to explore the themes of identity and belonging as we learn the stories of people from different places who have made Australia home.

National Science Week Special – Straw No More

Friday 14 August, 2pm–2.45pm
Suitable for upper primary and secondary students

To celebrate National Science Week we have a special virtual learning event with Molly Steer, an inspiring 12-year-old girl from Queensland who has started the #strawnomore movement. Molly is working hard to eliminate the use of plastic straws in schools across Australia and the world.

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Technology and innovation over time

Thursday 22 October, 2pm–2.45pm
Suitable for upper primary and secondary students

Are you curious about how things work, how they’re made or why they were even made in the first place? Meet Curator of Engineering Matilda Vaughan and Technology and Engineering Educator Mei Liu as they go behind the scenes to explore the Museums Victoria Collections.

Uncover the stories of cutting-edge innovations of the past and the problems they solved. Can you guess what are some of the technologies invented right here in Victoria? Students participate in Q&A and a variety of activities about the purpose of technology as tools that help us do work and make our lives better and the role of a museum to preserve knowledge for a thriving future.

For teachers

Virtual Learning Test and Train Professional Learning Sessions

Haven’t used virtual learning in your classroom before? Don’t worry. We run free Test and Train Professional Learning Sessions. Teachers can test the set up in their classroom and learn how to navigate the software before connecting live. Test and Train sessions will run on the following days in 2020:

  • Monday 22 June, 4pm–4.30pm
  • Monday 10 August, 4pm–4.30pm
  • Monday 19 October, 4pm–4.30pm

Past virtual learning sessions 

Click on the links below to watch excerpts from past virtual learning sessions.

Presenting talking to Dr. Jake Owens

Giant panda conservation

With biologist Dr Jake Owens from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding live from IMAX Melbourne.

View of Dinosaur Walk exhibition

Dinosaur walk

With paleontologist and Sciences Program Coordinator Priscilla Gaff live from Melbourne Museum.

NASA Scientists presenting to camera

NASA scientists

With NASA Scientist Dr Jessie Christiansen live from Scienceworks.

3 presenters talking to students via virtual learning in the humanities collection store

Cultural diversity

With Museums Victoria staff Moya McFadzean, Jan Molloy and Marita Dyson live from the Humanities Collection Store.

Two presenters sitting in front of a table.

Colonial Violence

With Museums Victoria's Senior Koorie Programs Officer Isobel Morphy-Walsh live from Melbourne Museum

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