UNE Natural History Museum Education Program

UNE Natural History Museum Education Program

The UNE Natural History Museum (NHM), located in the Agricultural Education Building (W077) at the UNE main campus in Armidale was opened in 2017.  In its two years of operation, we have welcomed individual visitors and families from far and wide, as well as small groups that spend time perusing the collections themselves, or participate in guided tours. Visitors to the museum are surprised and in awe of our extensive and impressive zoological collection, but also that we have botany and geology represented in the museum with a much larger collection used for teaching and research.

This year we are proud to launch our Natural History Museum Education Program so that in addition to expert-guided tours for groups of 10-30 people, we cater for larger groups with curriculum-aligned hands on learning experiences. UNE Discovery has developed six 45 minute exploratory activities for up to 30 students, adaptable for pre-school age right through to Year 10. The activities are facilitated in the museum tutorial rooms or laboratories, which means we can accommodate concurrent activities; two groups, and up to 60 students at a time.

The six activities currently on offer are:
1. Adaptive Arthropods
2. Species and Symmetry
3. Form and Function
4. Living Latin
5. Science Meets Art
6. Palaeontology Puzzles

Read more about each activity HERE. A 30 minute guided tour through the museum is free, and the exploratory activities are $4 per student/guest.

Bookings are essential for both tours and exploratory activities. Please email the museum manager to make a booking or to answer any questions:  museum@une.edu.au

We are looking forward to seeing you at the museum!