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School Excursions

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres have collaborated with LEGO® Education to provide unique, high quality learning experiences. 

PRE-SCHOOLS

Inspire your students' imaginations with educational play that harnesses the limitless creative possibilities of LEGO® bricks. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne offers hands-on activities that reinforce concepts in science, mathematics, language, arts and more while building collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Choose from the following LEGO Education workshops

  • Spinning Tops - for grades pre-k - 1st
    In this exciting workshop students build LEGO spinning tops, collect data on whose design spins the longest, and learn about the forces that affect their top's performance.
  • Seasons - for grades pre-k - 1st
    Help your early years' students learn about the season the hands-on way. In this workshop students will build and share what they know about the current season; leading to a discussion on weather changes and important seasonal activities and events.

All of our Classroom Workshops are aligned to the National Curriculum. See each of the classes' links to the curriculum below. 

In this exciting workshop students build LEGO spinning tops, collect data on whose design spins the longest, and learn about the forces that affect their top's performance.

This workshop links to the following areas of the National Curriculum:

Mathematics

Patterns and algebra

  1. Follow a short sequence of instructions (VCMNA077)

Measurement and Geometry

Using units of measurement

  1. Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (VCMMG078)

Statistics and Probability

Data representation and interpretation

  1. Answer yes/no questions to collect information (VCMSP083)

Science

Physical sciences

  1. The way objects move depends on a variety of factors including their size and shape: a push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (VCSSU048)

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

  1. Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)

Planning and conducting

  1. Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Recording and processing

  1. Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS052)
  2. Use a range of methods, including drawings and provided tables, to sort information (VCSIS053)

Analysing and evaluating

  1. Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054)

Communicating

  1. Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways (VCSIS055)

Design and Technologies

Technologies Contexts

Engineering principles and systems

  1. Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in designed solutions (VCDSTC014)

Creating Designed Solutions

Generating

  1. Visualise, generate, and communicate design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling (VCDSCD019)

Producing

  1. Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions safely (VCDSCD020)

Planning and managing

  1. Sequence steps for making designed solutions (VCDSCD022)

Help your early years' students learn about the season the hands-on way. In this workshop students will build and share what they know about the current season; leading to a discussion on weather changes and important seasonal activities and events.

This workshop links to the following areas of the National Curriculum:

Literacy

Creating texts

Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge (VCELY160)

Geography

Places and our connections to them

Weather and seasons and the ways in which different cultural groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, describe them (VCGGK067)

Science

Earth and space sciences

Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life (VCSSU046)

Please note school excursions are only available on weekdays during Victorian primary school dates, excluding public holidays. 

BOOK ONLINE NOW

For all school holiday programs or group bookings outside of term time, please visit our Groups page. 

 

PLUS we are currently running a special School Design Competition. Find out more for your chance to have your school built of our LEGO. 

 

primary SCHOOLS

HANDS – ON LEARNING

Inspire your students imaginations with educational play that harnesses the limitless creative possibilities of LEGO® bricks.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre offers hands-on learning across the curriculum, including science, mathematics, language, arts, technology, and engineering design, while building and reinforcing collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Our centres facilitate learning through interactive experiences to promote deeper engagement with the subject matter.

Choose from the following LEGO Education workshops:

  • Spinning Tops - for grades pre-k - 1st
    In this exciting workshop students build LEGO spinning tops, collect data on whose design spins the longest, and learn about the forces that affect their top's performance.
  • Season - for grades pre-k - 1st
    Help your early years' students learn about the season the hands-on way. In this workshop students will build and share what they know about the current season; leading to a discussion on weather changes and important seasonal activities and events.
  • Spin the Gears - for grades 2- 3
    Gears, gears, gears! In this workshop students will build a series of models and experiment with gears exploring the difference between drive vs. driven gears, clockwise vs. counterclockwise, and will discover the concepts of effort and force.
  • Merry-Go-Round - for grades 4 - 6
    A fun, hands-on way to get students excited about engineering, design, and mathematics. Students build a LEGO merry-go-round to explore gear ratios then experiment with gear trains to see which combination enables their ride to spin the fastest.
  • What a Great Experience! - for grades 2 - 6
    Engaging students in reading and writing can be a challenge, but not when they build and tell their story using LEGO bricks! In this workshop, students will take inspiration from MINILAND and recount an experience they've had in their city, building their characters, setting, and plot using LEGO elements. They'll also write about their experience using their model as a visual referencing tool and share their story with others. 

All of our Classroom Workshops are aligned to the National Curriculum. See each of the five classes' links to the curriculum below. 

In this exciting workshop students build LEGO spinning tops, collect data on whose design spins the longest, and learn about the forces that affect their top's performance.

This workshop links to the following areas of the National Curriculum:

Mathematics

Patterns and algebra

  1. Follow a short sequence of instructions (VCMNA077)

Measurement and Geometry

Using units of measurement

  1. Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (VCMMG078)

Statistics and Probability

Data representation and interpretation

  1. Answer yes/no questions to collect information (VCMSP083)

Science

Physical sciences

  1. The way objects move depends on a variety of factors including their size and shape: a push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (VCSSU048)

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

  1. Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)

Planning and conducting

  1. Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Recording and processing

  1. Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS052)
  2. Use a range of methods, including drawings and provided tables, to sort information (VCSIS053)

Analysing and evaluating

  1. Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054)

Communicating

  1. Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways (VCSIS055)

Design and Technologies

Technologies Contexts

Engineering principles and systems

  1. Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in designed solutions (VCDSTC014)

Creating Designed Solutions

Generating

  1. Visualise, generate, and communicate design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling (VCDSCD019)

Producing

  1. Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions safely (VCDSCD020)

Planning and managing

  1. Sequence steps for making designed solutions (VCDSCD022)

Help your early years' students learn about the season the hands-on way. In this workshop students will build and share what they know about the current season; leading to a discussion on weather changes and important seasonal activities and events.

This workshop links to the following areas of the National Curriculum:

Literacy

Creating texts

Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge (VCELY160)

Geography

Places and our connections to them

Weather and seasons and the ways in which different cultural groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, describe them (VCGGK067)

Science

Earth and space sciences

Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life (VCSSU046)

Gears, gears, gears! In this workshop students will build a series of models and experiment with gears exploring the difference between drive vs. driven gears, clockwise vs. counterclockwise, and will discover the concepts of effort and force.

This workshop links to the following areas of the National Curriculum:

Critical and Creative Thinking

Questions and Possibilities

Construct and use open and closed questions for different purposes (VCCCTQ010)

Meta-Cognition

Investigate a range of problem-solving strategies, including brainstorming, identifying, comparing and selecting options, and developing and testing hypotheses (VCCCTM020)

Technologies Contexts

Engineering principles and systems

Investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a designed solution (VCDSTC024)

Producing

Select and use materials, components, tools and equipment using safe work practices to produce designed solutions (VCDSCD030)

Physical sciences

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (VCSSU064)

Questioning and predicting

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (VCSIS065)

Planning and conducting

  1. Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions including consideration of the elements of fair tests (VCSIS066)
  2. Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067)

Recording and processing

Use formal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS068)

Analysing and evaluating

  1. Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (VCSIS070)
  2. Reflect on an investigation, including whether a test was fair or not (VCSIS071)

Communicating

Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings to show patterns and relationships using formal and informal scientific language (VCSIS072)

A fun, hands-on way to get students excited about engineering, design, and mathematics. Students build a LEGO merry-go-round to explore gear ratios then experiment with gear trains to see which combination enables their ride to spin the fastest.

This workshop links to the following areas of the National Curriculum:

Critical and Creative Thinking Content

Questions and Possibilities

  1. Examine how different kinds of questions can be used to identify and clarify information, ideas and possibilities (VCCCTQ021)
  2. Experiment with alternative ideas and actions by setting preconceptions to one side (VCCCTQ022)

META-COGNITION

  1. Investigate thinking processes using visual models and language strategies (VCCCTM029)
  2. Examine learning strategies, including constructing analogies, visualising ideas, summarising and paraphrasing information and reflect on the application of these strategies in different situations (VCCCTM030)
  3. Investigate how ideas and problems can be disaggregated into smaller elements or ideas, how criteria can be used to identify gaps in existing knowledge, and assess and test ideas and proposals (VCCCTM031)

Design and Technologies

Technologies Contexts

Engineering principles and systems

Investigate how forces or electrical energy can control movement, sound or light in a designed product or system (VCDSTC034)

Mathematics

Data representation and interpretation

Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey (VCMSP205)

Describe and interpret different data sets in context (VCMSP207


Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules (VCSIS082)

Planning and conducting

  1. With guidance, plan appropriate investigation types to answer questions or solve problems and use equipment, technologies and materials safely, identifying potential risks (VCSIS083)
  2. Decide which variables should be changed, measured and controlled in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data (VCSIS084)

Analysing and evaluating

  1. Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (VCSIS086)
  2. Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem (VCSIS087)

Communicating

Communicate ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause-and-effect relationships (VCSIS088)

Engaging students in reading and writing can be a challenge, but not when they build and tell their story using LEGO bricks! In this workshop, students will take inspiration from MINILAND and recount an experience they've had in their city, building their characters, setting, and plot using LEGO elements. They'll also write about their experience using their model as a visual referencing tool and share their story with others.

This workshop links to the following areas of the National Curriculum: 

English

Level 3-4 Creating literature

Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures including through the use of visual features (VCELT264)

Levels 5-6 Creating literature

Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced (VCELT328)

Literacy

Level 3-4 Interacting with others

Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations and use interaction skills, including active listening and clear, coherent communications (VCELY275)

Level 5-6 Interacting with others

Clarify understanding of content as it unfolds in formal and informal situations, connecting ideas to students’ own experiences, and present and justify a point of view or recount an experience using interaction skills (VCELY337)

Language

Level 5-6 Expressing and developing ideas

Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea (VCELA324)

Please note school excursions are only available on weekdays during Victorian primary school dates, excluding public holidays. 

BOOK ONLINE NOW

For all school holiday programs or group bookings outside of term time, please visit our Groups page. 

 

PLUS we are currently running a special School Design Competition. Find out more for your chance to have your school built of our LEGO. 

OUR PROGRAMS & LEGO® EDUCATION

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres and LEGO Education work in partnership to deliver high quality educational experiences that will prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. Now educators can discover the learning philosophy of LEGO Education in the thrilling atmosphere of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne, offering a wonderful balance of learning and fun.

 

To book your excursion, simply email Melbourne@LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.com.au with your chosen date of visit and our friendly bookings officer will be in touch. 

We offer individual school admission for school excursions for groups of 10+ students, and offer curriculum aligned Classroom Workshops for school groups of 15+. Please click here to find out more about these programs.

PROGRAM TYPE
PRICE PER STUDENT
FREE TEACHER RATIO
PRICE PER ADDITIONAL TEACHER

General Admission School Visit – Attraction Admission Only

$10 per student incl GST

1:5 free teacher ratio

Additional teachers or chaperones:

$16.25 per person

Attraction Admission PLUS 45 minute Classroom Workshop lesson

$13 per student  incl GST

1:5 free teacher ratio

Additional teachers or chaperones:

$16.25 per person incl GST

 

Carers/Integration aides are Free of Charge

 

PROGRAM TYPE
TIME SLOTS

General Admission School Visit – Attraction Admission Only

School entry Monday – Wednesday can be booked every half hour from 9.30am – 4pm. On Thursdays and Fridays, there is also a 4.30pm admission time-slot.

 

You must arrive 10 minutes before your visit. We recommend 2-3 hours inside the attraction with your class.

Attraction Admission PLUS 45 minute Classroom Workshop lesson

Classroom workshops can be booked Monday - Friday at:

 

9.30am – 10.15am

10am – 10.45am

11am – 11.45am

11.30am – 12.15pm

12.30pm – 1.15pm

1pm – 1.45pm

 

You must arrive half an hour before your visit. We recommend 2-3 hours inside the attraction with your class.

 

Please note that we DO NOT run our Classroom Workshops during school holidays, public holidays and on weekends.

 

Payment can be made on arrival, or an invoice can be issued on day of visit. If invoiced, payment for visit must be received within 7 days of visit. 

Cancellation Policy

Once confirmed, bookings cancelled within 7 days of the scheduled date will incur a 50% cancellation fee to cover costs. Cancellations or non-arrival on the day will be charged in full. Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled date of visit will not be charged. The booking date can be rescheduled within the same year (subject to availability) more than 7 days prior to the scheduled date of visit.

 

  • Arrival: Ensure your group arrives 30 minutes prior if you have booked a Classroom Workshop booked. If you have booked School Group General Admission only, check in is 10 minutes prior to your selected time. Check in at admissions upon arrival.

  • Group sizes: Please arrange the students into group(s) sizes arranged at booking your time session, maximum of 60 students. An Admissions member will confirm your total numbers upon visit and assist with any group size adjustments if required.

  • Pre/post entry: Groups are not permitted to enter the attraction before or after the scheduled visit due to safety and logistical reasons. No re-entry will be issued once you have left the attraction.

  • Eating arrangements: We do not have space within the building for groups to eat inside. We encourage groups to eat in nearby parklands before/after your program.

  • Toilets: The toilets are located at the back of the attraction. There is limited access – please escort smaller groups of around 5 as required, DO NOT take full schools/groups to the facilities at once.

  • Minimum class numbers:  A minimum of 10 students is required for a self-guided visit. A minimum of 15 students is required for a visit with an included Classroom Workshop. If you plan to attend with less, the group will be charged for the minimum number of required students. 

  • Specialist schools: The 10 minimum ratio does not apply to these groups; however please ensure you notify us if you are a specialist school upon booking.

  • Parking: Coach Drop off and parking area: Drop off is outside Capital Kitchen (next to David Jones). Coaches will then be required to park at the bus depot outside Tower 1. Groups will walk to the attraction from Capital Kitchen, past GAP (right hand side), continue straight to the car park and take the lift to level 4.

  • Public Transport: Oakleigh Station is the quickest option, with buses departing every few minutes on weekdays and at least every 10 minutes on weekends. The 903 bus will take you direct to Chadstone. Alternatively you can take routes: 742, 800, 802, 804 or 862 (towards Chadstone); or 900 (towards Caulfield).

  • What To Bring: All guests require closed toe shoes to ride the Merlin’s Apprentice and socks to participate in our soft play.

We are currently running a special School Design Competition. Find out more for your chance to have your school built of our LEGO. 

BOOK YOUR school excursion

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to contact us or make a booking, please fill out the contact form below or email:

Melbourne@LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.com.au

Please note school excursions are only available on weekdays during Victorian primary school dates, excluding public holidays. For all school holiday programs or group bookings outside of term time, please visit our Groups page. 

School Contact Booking Form



All Workshop bookings must be made 14 days in advance.
Check website for time-slots

To book your excursion, simply email Melbourne@LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.com.au with your chosen date of visit and our friendly bookings officer will be in touch. 

We offer individual school admission for school excursions for groups of 10+ students, and offer curriculum aligned Classroom Workshops for school groups of 15+. Please click here to find out more about these programs.

 

Please note school excursions are only available on weekdays during Victorian primary school dates, excluding public holidays. 

For all school holiday programs or group bookings outside of term time, please visit our Groups page. 

Program type
Price per student
Free teacher ratio
Price per additional teacher

General Admission School Visit – Attraction Admission Only

$10 per student incl GST

1:5 free teacher ratio

Additional teachers or chaperones:

$16.25 per person

Attraction Admission PLUS 45 minute Classroom Workshop lesson

$13 per student  incl GST

1:5 free teacher ratio

Additional teachers or chaperones:

$16.25 per person incl GST

 

Carers/Integration aides are Free of Charge

 

Please note all school entry prices are only valid during Victorian primary school term dates, and are not valid on weekends, public holidays, or Victorian school holiday dates. During this time, all school holiday programs will need to book a visit under a Group visit. 

Program type
Time slots

General Admission School Visit – Attraction Admission Only

School entry Monday – Wednesday can be booked every half hour from 9.30am – 4pm. On Thursdays and Fridays, there is also a 4.30pm admission time-slot.

 

You must arrive 10 minutes before your visit. We recommend 2-3 hours inside the attraction with your class.

Attraction Admission PLUS 45 minute Classroom Workshop lesson

Classroom workshops can be booked Monday - Friday at:

 

9.30am – 10.15am

10am – 10.45am

11am – 11.45am

11.30am – 12.15pm

12.30pm – 1.15pm

1pm – 1.45pm

 

You must arrive half an hour before your visit. We recommend 2-3 hours inside the attraction with your class.

 

Please note that we DO NOT run our Classroom Workshops during school holidays, public holidays and on weekends.

Payment can be made on arrival, or an invoice can be issued on day of visit. If invoiced, payment for visit must be received within 7 days of visit. 

Cancellation Policy

Once confirmed, bookings cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled date will incur a 50% cancellation fee to cover costs. Cancellations or non-arrival on the day will be charged in full. Cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the scheduled date of visit will not be charged. The booking date can be rescheduled within the same year (subject to availability) more than 14 days prior to the scheduled date of visit.

 

  • Arrival: Ensure your group arrives 30 minutes prior if you have booked a Classroom Workshop booked. If you have booked School Group General Admission only, check in is 10 minutes prior to your selected time. Check in at admissions upon arrival.

  • Group sizes: Please arrange the students into group(s) sizes arranged at booking your time session, maximum of 60 students. An Admissions member will confirm your total numbers upon visit and assist with any group size adjustments if required.

  • Pre/post entry: Groups are not permitted to enter the attraction before or after the scheduled visit due to safety and logistical reasons. No re-entry will be issued once you have left the attraction.

  • Eating arrangements: We do not have space within the building for groups to eat inside. We encourage groups to eat in nearby parklands before/after your program.

  • Toilets: The toilets are located at the back of the attraction. There is limited access – please escort smaller groups of around 5 as required, DO NOT take full schools/groups to the facilities at once.

  • Minimum class numbers:  A minimum of 10 students is required for a self-guided visit. A minimum of 15 students is required for a visit with an included Classroom Workshop. If you plan to attend with less, the group will be charged for the minimum number of required students. 

  • Specialist schools: The 10 minimum ratio does not apply to these groups; however please ensure you notify us if you are a specialist school upon booking.

  • Parking: Coach Drop off and parking area: Drop off is outside Capital Kitchen (next to David Jones). Coaches will then be required to park at the bus depot outside Tower 1. Groups will walk to the attraction from Capital Kitchen, past GAP (right hand side), continue straight to the car park and take the lift to level 4.

  • Public Transport: Oakleigh Station is the quickest option, with buses departing every few minutes on weekdays and at least every 10 minutes on weekends. The 903 bus will take you direct to Chadstone. Alternatively you can take routes: 742, 800, 802, 804 or 862 (towards Chadstone); or 900 (towards Caulfield).

  • What To Bring: All guests require closed toe shoes to ride the Merlin’s Apprentice and socks to participate in our soft play.

PLUS we are currently running a special School Design Competition. Find out more for your chance to have your school built of our LEGO. 

All Victorian pre-school and primary school teachers are offered FREE ENTRY to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne for the purpose of seeing educational links and planning a future excursion. This offer is valid during Victorian school term dates only. 

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 This above form MUST be emailed to us at least three days prior to your planned visit, and must also be brought with you on the day of your visit. 

Teachers MUST be accompanied by a child when visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and up to two children will also be granted entry for free. One free visit per year is permitted. 

Teachers must present their valid teacher's ID to receive this offer and provide a school email for the purpose of being added to our teacher mailing list to receive updates about our attractions. 

Bookings can only be made up to one month in advance. 

 

 

PLUS we are currently running a special School Design Competition. Find out more for your chance to have your school built of our LEGO. 

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