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Learning at the Migration Museum

The Migration Museum welcomes student groups throughout the year. The education programs offered are detailed under the Programs tab.

To book, contact the Migration Msueum after 3 pm daily on 8207 7580.

Upcoming special events....


June 20-24 (no more places available) 

The Migration Museum has formed a partnership with Thebarton Senior College for Refugee Week to provide an opportunity for students (and the general public) to share the experiences and stories of students who have recently arrived in Australia. The program is tailored to Year 6 HASS.

Come and hear stories of people who migrated since federation and the reasons they migrated.

  • Comparing push and pull factors that have contributed to people migrating to Australia
  • Exploring individual narratives using primary sources
  • describing cultural practices related to family life, beliefs and customs of newly arrived migrant groups and comparing these with those of the communities in which they settled in Australia.

Learning Area: History ACHASSK136

Fully Booked

NAIDOC WEEK: Challenging Perspectives BOOKED OUT

June 27 - July 8 (no more places available) 

In this 2 hour  program for NAIDOC Week, students visit both the Migration Museum galleries and the Art Gallery of South Australia collections. The learning outcomes  focus on developing reconciliation skills  highlighting South Australia’s 55,000 year plus history.

Part 1. In this 1 hour learning program students are taken through the Migration Museum galleries separately by two different presenters and told the history of South Australia from two different perspectives- the Aboriginal perspective and the Colonisers perspectives using the same displays.

Students are challenged to think critically about their own perspectives and opinions, to question texts and sources, to identify bias and to discuss whose story is being told. 

Part 2.  In this 1 hour learning program students are taken through the Art Gallery of South Australia collections to explore colonial and contemporary art with a critical perspective. This will build upon the concepts explored by the Migration Museum program.

This collaborative learning program supports:

  • Learning Areas: History, Civics and Citizenship, EnglishVisual Art
  • Cross Curriculum Priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture
  • General Capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical behaviour, Intercultural understanding

Suitable:  Years 3-7

When: No More spaces available

Cost: Free for NAIDOC Week

Bookings essential: F 08 8207 0580  E

For further information please contact the DECD Education Managers:

Madelena Bendo at the Migration Museum on T 82077580 E


Mark Fischer at the Art Gallery on T 08 8207 7033 E

Curriculum-focused learning programs for early years to senior students and for teachers are created and managed by specialist DECD teachers based at the Migration Museum  and Art Gallery of South Australia.

Please visit the DECD Outreach Education website for more information.

Term 3


August 22-26: Australia: Story Country

Various Australian story tellers will be invited to tell their favourite story. Stories will be told by some of our oldest inhabitants to people who have recently arrived. Check this website regularly as we update this interesting week of Australian: Story Country.

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