Creature Features

Audience: Prep to Year 3*
Availability: Queensland school terms, commencing Term 2 2022.
Please list two dates of preference when making your request on the online booking form.

Queensland Museum is excited to offer a new facilitated school program in 2022!

‘Creature Features’ is a gamified learning challenge in which students search for animals that possess particular external features, as determined by the roll of our specially designed dice. In small groups, students will interpret, identify, and communicate as they seek out creatures with specific features through exploring the five diverse Queensland environments featured in Wild State.  

Sessions complement Science strands of the Australian Curriculum: Creature Features Prep - Yr 3 Australian Curriculum links (55 KB) pdf document icon

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Understand that Queensland’s animals have a variety of external features
  • Understand that Queensland’s animals live in different habitats where their needs are met
  • Understand that Queensland’s animals can be grouped on the basis of observable features
  • Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar Queensland animals that possess specific external features
  • Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions
  • Communicate their findings through written and spoken word
  • Reflect on, and compare observations with other groups of students.

Session Details

  • Allow 45 minutes per session. Rotations for large groups will be hourly to include a reset period
  • Program led by museum staff
  • $6 per student. Supervising adults FREE
  • Minimum 20 students
  • For optimal experience, this program requires the active participation of accompanying adults. Please refer to Creature Features Pre-Visit Information (105 KB) pdf document icon.

Group Visit Information

For information on booking a group into a program and additional information for your visit, go to the Queensland Museum 'Planning your visit' page. Groups may be allocated time for self- guided museum exploration during school program rotations.

*Please note that although this program does not link to the Science Understanding Achievement Standards in the Year 2 and Year 3 Science Curriculum, it is age-appropriate and supports development of students’ Science Inquiry Skills.