Virtual Exhibits and Experiences
Virtual week in Canberra – Stories from the Safe - Wednesday 13 September 2023
Join the Geoscience Australia Education Team to see precious crystals and gems that are usually hidden from visitors. We will go behind the scenes with our Collections and Visitor Services Manager to break some of our most valuable specimens out of the safe. See opals, our national gemstone, specimens from space, and hear the stories behind the rare rocks and minerals stored in our basement.
Wednesday 13 September 2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am AEST
Click here to register with DART Learning for this free virtual event.
To view our collection of on demand videos from past virtual experiences go to the Geoscience Australia DART Learning website.
A limited number of virtual visit opportunities are available to booked school groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
Virtual experiences for teachers
See virtual teacher professional learning experiences and past recordings here.
Explore our online exhibits, individual images and virtual tours of the National Mineral Collection and Geoscience Australia TimeWalk via Google Arts & Culture.
Learn about the many minerals, both common and rare, that are essential for modern technology and renewable energy
An introduction to minerals and their properties such as hardness and streak
Learn about the geology of Canberra through fossils nominated for the A.C.T fossil emblem including trilobites, brachiopods and graptolites.
View the valuable gem and mineral specimens that are not on public display
Learn about rocky and stony meteorites, tektites, impact craters and view the detailed imagery of specimens from around the country
The history of Geoscience Australia activities in Antarctica
Learn about one of the greatest ore deposits in the world and view spectacular and rare mineral specimens
A showcase of radioactive specimens from the National Mineral Collection
Learn about the national gemstone, where it is found and what types there are
Rocks that get excited… under ultraviolet light!