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A visit to Ballarat not only provides a unique and inspiring environment to learn all about Victoria’s colourful gold rush history, but can also offer some fantastic activities just for fun.

From world-famous Sovereign Hill to local success story Inglenook Dairy or even a ferry ride on Lake Wendouree, there is literally something for every student to enjoy.

Education program providers

Sovereign Hill
Enjoy creative, stimulating and interactive experiences for school students and kindergarten classes. Includes the Costumed Schools Program, Narmbool, and The Gold Museum.

Eureka Centre
Delivered by professional educators, this program engages primary and secondary students with the history of the Eureka Stockade.

Kryal Castle 
Explore the intriguing world of medieval history, customs, battle strategies and weapons.

Inglenook Dairy 
Learn about the dairy industry, help hand-rear a calf, milk cows, watch milk get processed and bottled, and make butter.

The Golden City Paddlesteamer
The sole survivor of a fleet of 1860s pleasure craft that sailed Lake Wendouree, the Golden City Paddle Steamer is available for charter between October and April each year.

The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial 
Online education resources assist with telling the stories of the Prisoners of War whose names are engraved on the memorial. 

Ballarat Tech School
Based on the STEM principles, the school’s learning programs focus on real-world applications and are guided by an integrated design process.

Ballarat Wildlife Park 
Link learning experiences within the school environment with those outside of it in this “environmental classroom”.

Ballarat Observatory
The observatory offers a range of programs for teachers and students which make complex astronomy and physics concepts both understandable and enjoyable.

Art Gallery of Ballarat 
Build visual literacy and an understanding of culture, history and the importance of art in society.

Cave Hill Creek
Cave Hill Creek’s camp programs focus on developing a love for the outdoors through activities including canoeing, abseiling, mountain biking, ropes courses, archery, orienteering and bush cooking.

Ballarat Heritage Tours
Journey back in time on a fully-guided walking tour of the city’s historic downtown precinct.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale and the National Centre for Photography
Promote visual literacy, higher order thinking and communication skills alongside the key premise of sharing and contributing to the community.

Creswick Museum
The museum’s purpose is to acquire, conserve, research, communicate and exhibit artefacts, art, and documented evidence of the cultural, physical and social development of the Creswick district.

Ballarat Aviation Museum
Explore an impressive collection of aircraft, engines, radios, cameras and aviation memorabilia.

Ballarat Tramway Museum 
Formed to preserve the tramway experience that existed on the streets of Ballarat from 1887 to 1971, the museum houses a tramcar collection, photographs, videos, memorabilia, souvenirs and books.

Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary 
The experienced research and conservation team offer a diverse range of bird talks, walks and workshops.

Just for fun

Xtreme Bounce 
Take your class or educational group to Xtreme Bounce during school hours and get special pricing.

Regent Cinemas 
Treat your students to an exciting new release movie in one of the cinema’s beautiful auditoriums.


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.