Students will dance and learn about the significance of lions in Chinese culture and celebrations. Read more
If it is not possible for you to bring your students on an excursion, the Chinese Museum can come to you, with our Incursion Program: The Travelling Museum. This is our key outreach program, comprising of one, two or three activities which are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and comprise of an engaging series of cultural experiences, run by experienced Chinese Museum instructors.
Our team of instructors arrive at your school armed with our specially designed kits. A surcharge applies for locations over 30 kms from the museum. Bookings must be made a minimum of 6 weeks in advance.
Prices vary according to the chosen:
100 students per activity
We can cater for up to 300 students in one day for 3-session incursion. Activities are run on a rotating roster.
“The program was excellent and the trainers engaged the students very well. The students enjoyed it, they loved seeing the different Chinese musical instruments and hearing cultural stories” – Teacher, Echuca region
“I loved the lion puppets the most. I have never seen them before.” - Year 6 student
"The music – that was awesome with the dragon and all the different songs.” - Year 5 student
Select one or more of the modules listed below to book for your class. Or simply hit our enquiry button below!
Booking Enquiry Form
To discuss your options for a booking, call (03) 9662 2888 (and Press 1) or email [email protected]
A fun, interactive and engaging hip-hop musical that follows the journey of Ah Chan, a Chinese cabinet maker in 19th century Victoria, from his initial migration to Australia in 1870s to eventually becoming the best cabinet maker in Chinatown, Melbourne.
Students will learn about the significance and history of lanterns, and make their own.
A popular traditional art form, Chinese fans symbolise wisdom and gracefulness.
In this workshop, students will learn about the history of Chinese fans and make their own fans from lucky red packets.
Students will hear stories about some of the most interesting Chinese inventions in history and engage in a hands-on exploration of objects.
Students will dance and learn about the significance of lions in Chinese culture and celebrations.
A brief introduction to Kung Fu which aims to achieve physical, mental and spiritual harmony. Includes basic anti-bully and stranger danger techniques.
Students will make their own knotted bracelet or charm for good luck.
Students will create a decorative paper cut and learn about the cultural significance of this practice in Chinese festivals and celebrations.