Incursions2021-09-02T17:09:20+10:00

Discovery at your school!

Want to bring the fun of hands-on science to your school? Our Challenge Workshops provide the opportunity to exercise imagination, teamwork and resilience, combining creativity and problem-solving. Our Workshops also link to curriculum standards.

Contact our Bookings Officer by emailing [email protected]

Primary Incursion Workshops

Primary Incursion Costs

$550 for first Workshop Session
$100 per additional Workshop session
Maximum 30 students per session, Maximum 4 sessions per day
At least 1 teacher supervisor required per class

Early Learning Incursion Workshops

Early Learning Incursion Costs

$350 for first Workshop Session
$50 per additional Workshop session
Maximum 30 students per session, Maximum 4 sessions per day
1 additional supervisor required per 5 children

Rural or Remote Centres

Are you a remote or rural school?

There may be additional transport costs for travel times over an hour.

Talk to us about potential funding opportunities via the Department of Education & Training.

Incursion Enquiry

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General visit allow 2 hours Educational visit allow 2.5 hours If you have more than 60 students please allow an additional half-hour

Incursion FAQs

When can I book an incursion?2018-06-05T17:18:43+10:00

The Discovery Centre offers incursions on Weekdays during Victorian School Terms.

Can we combine two schools?2018-06-06T11:17:20+10:00

Yes but if the workshop needs to be packed up and moved then we charge the original price

Can our community organisation book an incursion?2018-06-15T11:55:56+10:00

Discovery is happy to discuss incursion opportunities with community organisations that will ensure adequate staffing and safety.

How long do Workshop Sessions run for?2018-06-06T11:36:20+10:00

Between 60-90 minutes per Workshop session with a reset/student transfer time of roughly 10 minutes in between sessions.

How long do you need to set up prior to beginning?2018-06-06T11:37:16+10:00

30-45 minutes set-up time

What sort of venue to you need?2018-06-06T11:37:53+10:00

A hall or double class room

Do we need seats or tables set up?2018-06-06T11:48:08+10:00

For the table top Workshops ‘Circuits & Switches’, ‘Turbulent Tunnels’, and ‘How Sound!’ the ideal layout is 7 tables with no chairs.

For ‘Marble Runs’ the ideal layout is a big empty space with no tables or chairs.

Do you need a projector or TV?2018-06-06T11:49:40+10:00

‘Circuits & Switches’ or ‘Wind Tunnels’ do not require a projector or TV.
‘Marble Runs’ and ‘How Sound!’ do require a projector or TV.

Is teacher assistance required?2018-06-18T16:08:13+10:00

Teacher assistance or additional adult supervision is required for incursions

Do we get any resources?2018-06-18T16:09:00+10:00

Teachers booking incursions or excursions will get access to our online teacher portal which have resources that can be used with students after the Workshops to continue the learning.

Do these workshops relate to the curriculum?2018-06-06T11:53:11+10:00

Please click on the Workshop images above to see the Curriculum Links

Can we do more than one Workshop for an incursion?2018-06-26T13:51:11+10:00

Workshops require a lot of equipment, so we can only offer one type per incursion. If you would like to include your whole Primary School in an incursion then a Science Show is a fun way to engage all ages.

Discovery during COVID-192020-05-22T13:06:43+10:00

We are aware that safety is a major concern for groups visiting us. During this difficult time Discovery is trying to support our community how ever we can and will be following government guidelines around reopening.

Step 1- Discovery has gone Virtual! we are offering online workshops, challenges and equipment hire to schools and community groups and free online Curious Kids sessions Wednesday at 1:30pm. We have also ramped up our social media providing you with hours of fun hands on experiments you can do at home.

Step 2- Discovery is keeping things Virtual but will also open our doors for Birthday Parties and meetings for up to 20 people at a time. You can book all of Discovery for 3hours just email [email protected] (we can not do planetarium or slide sessions at this time).

Step 3- Discovery is keeping things Virtual but will also be opening our doors and welcoming back our members and the wider community. With social distancing measures we will be implementing and online ticketing system and having no more than 100 people in the centre at a time. We will also be increasing our cleaning schedule and asking people to stay at home if they are feeling unwell.

For more information please email [email protected]

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