Planning your school or group visit

What you need to know to plan your school or group visit to Explore-a-saurus.

  • Recommended age suitability: P - Yr8.
  • Recommended time in exhibition: allow 45 mins – 1 hour per session.
  • Group Size: a maximum of 75 can be booked in any rotation.


Schools & Groups (10+): $9 per student.
Supervising Adult admitted free as per ratios, listed below. Additional adults will be charged at adult ticket prices of $10 per entry.
For your convenience, group admission charges are invoiced following your visit.

Adult/child ratio

 Number of children
PrepPrimaryYears 8-10Years 11 and above
1 adult FREE for every 3 5 10 15

Make a booking

It is essential that you book all school and group visits. This is to ensure that our staff are available to meet and assist your group, and that you have access to exhibitions and experiences. Explore-a-saurus runs from 23 November 2012 – 14 April 2013.

Dinosaur-themed school programs

You may wish to include a dinosaur-themed school program, led by Learning Services staff.  

  • Dinosaur World (suitable for P-2)
  • Dinosaurs and Fossils (suitable for 2-7)

Prepare for your visit

Submit a booking request.
Read our planning information for visiting the Museum to familiarise yourself with our location and facilities.
Browse Explore-a-saurus learning resources.  This page includes links to Queensland Museum learning resources, dinosaur discoveries and more.
Subscribe to our Queensland Museum Loans service to borrow kits, models, activities and fossils casts or specimens.

On the day of your visit

Bring your Group Itinerary and Group Confirmation Entry Ticket to Queensland Museum.

Present your ticket at the entry to a charged exhibition or program and your school will be invoiced for this experience, after your visit.

Adults visiting with your group are responsible for the supervision of students and children and should remain with their students at all times.

We encourage you to divide your students into small groups with an adult allocated for each group. Explore-a-saurus offers a range of dioramas and interactive ‘stations’ that can be visited in any order. As students explore the exhibits, Adults can facilitate the learning process, such as reading out text, asking questions, sharing observations or documenting the experiences with a camera.