Science Week for schools

Food different by design

Primary schools, join us during Science Week for a fun-packed day full of science.

Our exciting activities include:

Food discovery — Be challenged by hands-on activities related to food and food sustainability.

Bush garden — Come along and learn how pakana and palawa people (Tasmanian Aborigines) have for thousands of generations been utilising native plants for food and medicine.

Food in space — Discover what astronauts eat and how humans will grow food on Mars through a Planetarium mini-show. 

Whose poo? — Join our Natural Sciences team to discover what animals leave behind, what it contains and what we can learn by studying it.

Paddock to plate and farm biosecurity — Explore how different foods are produced, from the paddock to our plates, and some measures we take to protect the health of our farms.

Food packaging and waste — Discover why we have food packaging, whether we can we do without it and what can we do with it when we have finished. 


Who: Primary school students

Where: Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk

When: Monday 16 – Friday 20 August 2021

What time: The full day program of activities runs from 10am–2pm, please arrive at 9.45am

Cost: $8 per student + $11 booking fee

For more information and bookings, please download and complete our booking form(DOCX, 46KB) and email it to