Art v Science: Fossils


Thursday 29 September | 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 5 October  | 10am - 4pm
Drop and leave program.


$90 per participant


Recommended for children aged 8 to 12 years old

Please arrive at 9.45am to complete participant registration and consent details.

Work as a palaeontologist to uncover secrets from the past – investigate how fossils formed, classify the different types and create your very own fossil cast during this full-day paleo workshop. 

Join us as we step back in time to a prehistoric world where wild and wonderful creatures roamed the Earth and traversed the oceans. Prepare and cast your fossil to take home and explore the Museum galleries and exhibitions for inspiration. 

During this drop and leave program participants will:

  • Investigate the world of paleontology
  • Discover how fossils are formed and classified
  • Create a mould to cast a fossil specimen to take home
  • Investigate paleoart in the galleries
  • Apply their paleo art skills to paint a fossil cast

Remember to bring a packed lunch and a drink bottle. 

Materials, equipment and supplies used under strict guidance

Material  Protective Equipment
  • Pinkysil silicon putty
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Vaseline
  • Acrylic paints
  • Safety glasses
  • Aprons
  • Latex-free gloves
  • Masks

Drop and leave programs

Enabling juniors to experience the Museum independently, and discover and learn something new. Managed and monitored by our experienced Learning and Engagement staff, giving students access to materials and resources that would not normally be available at home. 

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