We Can Make a Difference



Onsite experience


$5 per student, accompanying teachers free

This inquiry-based learning program supports student investigation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  

Through exploration of the UNICEF School-in-a-Box and a hands-on design activity, students can share their ideas and opinions, and develop their understanding of children's rights. Students will share their work with the group in one of the historic chambers of parliament.

Students will:

  • explore the UN Rights of the Child and School-in-a-Box
  • collaborate in small groups to complete a real-world design activity tailored to incorporate some of the Rights of the Child
  • discuss their designs in one of the historic chambers of parliament
  • consider how they can actively participate in our democracy.

Key information

All onsite excursions need to be booked in advance. To protect our heritage building, self-guided groups are not permitted.

For information about getting to the museum, facilities, access and supervision ratios visit the Plan a school visit page.

60 minutes


This program is suitable for multi-age groups and can be tailored to different learning needs.

If you're travelling over 150 km to visit Canberra you may be eligible for the Parliamentary and Civics Education Rebate. Your PACER application must be submitted 3 weeks prior to your visit and you are required to complete a one-hour facilitated program.

We will complete your PACER paperwork after checking how many students attend the program. We're unable to complete this without seeing the group. You will receive an invoice after your visit based on how many students attend the program.

Please email bookings@moadoph.gov.au or call 02 6270 8222 with any changes or cancellations.

Check our Terms and conditions for information about changing or cancelling programs.