Traditions of tiptoeing with your students through intimidating, silent galleries and viewing paintings from afar are forgotten as the students interact with art in ways they never imagined.


Primary, Secondary and Tertiary educators are invited to register for a complimentary pass to experience THE LUME at their leisure and assess its potential as a potential excursion destination. Teachers may request one (1) Familiarisation Pass per year to deepen their understanding of THE LUME and its excursion program offerings.

EARLY PRIMARY excursions

Art and culture have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for centuries – but never like this.

From the moment students enter THE LUME, a powerful and vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound and aroma immerses them in the artworks display – an experience that is simultaneously enchanting, entertaining and educational.

A school excursion to THE LUME Melbourne is unlike any other school trip; it’s a fully integrated multi-sensory experience that stimulates all the senses and opens the mind to inspire.

School excursion prices

Students: $20
Teachers: $20
Parent Helpers: $20

All prices are inclusive of GST. Minimum number required, contact our Schools Experiences team for more information.

School excursion gallery hours


Available during school term only.


School groups should allow at least 90 minutes for the Monet & Friends experience. The feature show is 45 minutes in length, but schools may then engage with several 3-minute featurettes showcasing contemporary work from THE LUME Melbourne’s Digital Arts Program.


THE LUME Melbourne has a comprehensive COVID-Safe plan in place to ensure the comfort and safety of staff and students.

Primary program

The primary program has been developed with the intention of supporting a self-guided school excursion to Monet & Friends at THE LUME Melbourne.

Each class will be encouraged to organise an exhibition of their nature-inspired artwork and invite other students or members of the school community to view it, with each artist recording a commentary of their work to further invite engagement following the school excursion.

This project has been designed as an immersive, cross-curricular learning experience which may take up to a term to fully explore within the classroom, however teachers should fit the project within their scope and sequence as appropriate.

Learning intentions
Students will:
Gain a deep understanding of how the natural world inspires art and artists.
Explore and use a range of artistic techniques and materials to express their thoughts and ideas.
Respond to THE LUME Melbourne’s Monet & Friends experience excursion with artistic intention.
Resources will be provided when the school excursion booking is completed.

Australian Curriculum

The Arts

  • Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions (ACAVAM114)
  • Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)
  • Plan the display of artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience (ACAVAM116)
  • Rehearse and perform music including music they have composed by improvising, sourcing and arranging ideas and making decisions to engage an audience (ACAMUM090)


  • Continue and create sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Describe the rule used to create the sequence (ACMNA133)


  • Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias (ACELA1517)
  • Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion (ACELA1525)


  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
  • The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) (ACSSU078)
  • Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)


  • Investigate community resources and ways to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS053)
  • Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054)

Design & Technologies

  • Select appropriate materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and apply safe procedures to make designed solutions (ACTDEP026)

Secondary program

The secondary program has been developed with the intention of supporting a self-guided school excursion to Monet & Friends at THE LUME Melbourne through a visual arts project.

Pre-visit activities have been included to provide a ‘hook’ to the content presented. After the school excursion, teachers should present the aims of the project to their students, supporting their knowledge and understanding and refining their artistic skills with a range or all of the suggested post-visit activities, depending on students’ needs and abilities.

Although this is primarily a visual arts program, the activities offer depth and richness through an opportunity to develop the General Capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability and Intercultural Understanding. The project also offers an opportunity to provide a culturally responsive curriculum experience through close alignment with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Cross-Curriculum priority.

Students should keep a journal throughout their project, showing their research, evaluation and analyses of artworks, thinking process, and initial sketches or planning for their final artwork.

Learning intentions
Students will:
Gain a deep understanding of French Impressionism and respond with artistic intention to THE LUME Melbourne’s Monet & Friends experience excursion.
Document their learning journey to identify their thinking process, research and influences on their final artwork.
Respond to artwork with their own thoughts and ideas and evaluate their own, and others, artistic choices.
Explore a range of visual conventions, techniques and processes and refine their skill and use of these.
Resources will be provided when school booking is completed.

Australian Curriculum


  • Conceptualise and develop representations of themes, concepts or subject matter to experiment with their developing personal style, reflecting on the styles of artists, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAVAM125)
  • Develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter (ACAVAM127)
  • Plan and design artworks that represent artistic intention (ACAVAM128)
  • Evaluate how representations communicate artistic intentions in artworks they make and view to inform their future art making (ACAVAR130)
  • Analyse a range of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their visual art-making, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider international artworks (ACAVAR131)