Scientist for a Day

Available at the spectacular Melbourne Gardens 

Scientist for a Day

Hear stories from the Herbarium and learn about what the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Science Team do in their work. 

Children will build on what they already know about plants and nature, and explore their properties more deeply. They will engage their senses as they explore, observe, describe, and compare things that they find in nature.

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Year Level

Early Childhood


Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4

Students will

  • Use their senses to explore
  • Investigate what scientists who study plants do in their work
  • Investigate different plant shapes, sizes, textures, and where they grow

Key focuses

  • Science stories
  • Conservation
  • Observing, comparing, describing

Curriculum Links

This program supports outcomes from the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework

Available Times

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours)

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Education entrance, Observatory House

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