Programs for Schools

Lustre: Pearling and Australia

The South Australian Maritime Museum invites students to visit and learn about pearls and pearling in our new exhibition Lustre: Pearling and Australi...

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The First Fleet

A facilitated 45 minute workshop in which students consolidate their learning about the rationale for sending the First Fleet to NSW in 1788, the expe...

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Industrial Revolution

Develop your students’ understanding of the Industrial Revolution through a self guided visit to the Maritime Museum. The resources below will e...

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Life Onboard

Discover the conditions early European migrants endured travelling to South Australia by boat during the 1830s. Suitability:  Can be adapted for Year...

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Resources for teachers


Learn about the early European explorers that charted the South Australian coast in the early 1800s. Explore the concepts of discovery, exploration,...

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Digital iPad Inquiry Trails – Explorers and Bound for South Australia

Use iPads to engage with the South Australian exhibitions, Bound for South Australia and First Voyages. It is recommended that classes use the Museu...

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Maritime Discovery

A self-guided maritime experience for students in Years 3 – 6, which can be adapted to include a range of learning areas including: conservation...

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Bond Studio Six Scouts

History Day

A self-guided maritime experience for students in Years 7 – 12, which can be adapted to include a range of learning areas including: conservatio...

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Exploring Port Adelaide

Day at the Port

A self-guided maritime experience for students in Pre-school to Year 3, which can be adapted to include a range of learning areas including: conservat...

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Examine objects from a ‘shipwreck.’ Using a grid system engage in a hands-on activity to learn about marine archaeology methods. Examine objects f...

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What's on for families

Dolphin Detectives and Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Program

Learn about the Port River Dolphin Pod and their habitat. Dolphin Detectives (Years 3 – 6) Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary (Years 7 & 9) Cost: ...

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Dolphin Discovery

Learn about the Port River dolphins and their local environment. Suitability: Preschool –  Year 2 Cost:   $7.50 per student (includes Port R...

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Biodiversity at Sea

Learn about South Australia’s 8 marine bioregions and associated marine parks. Develop an awareness of and increased understanding of the marine env...

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Digging up the past

Learn about the role of an archaeologist, examining a local dig site, surrounding buildings, laneways and the objects excavated. Suitability: Receptio...

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One and All

One and All: Learn about life on board a tall ship

Explore the concepts and skills required to become a crew member and navigate a classic brigantine of the mid – nineteenth century. A unique and...

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