COME AND EXPERIENCE A JOURNEY OF ENDLESS DISCOVERY FOR NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK!

Puffing Billy Railway is taking part in National Science Week this year and offering a range of excursion options for schools, digital or onsite.

Onsite Excursion

Join our Education Officers and enjoy an adventure through the magnificent forests of the Dandenong Ranges onboard Puffing Billy Railway. Students will develop an understanding of the technologies used at the Railway and how these have changed over time. Celebrating the tools and machines at Puffing Billy we will focus on this years National Science Week theme of “Glass: more than meets the eye and investigate the use  and importance of glass throughout Puffing Billy Railway’s history!  

Virtual Excursion

Experience the adventure of Puffing Billy Railway virtually from the comforts of your own school or home! 

Puffing Billy Railway is coming to you with a live educator- delivering virtual excursions throughout National Science week!

Teacher & Student Resources

Our Education Team has put together a science experiment that is available for you to use throughout Science Week!

Invisible glass experiment

Watch glass disappear when it is placed in vegetable oil. This happens because pyrex glass and vegetable oil both have the same refractive index – they both bend light by the same amount. This activity is best done as a demonstration as oily glass is too slippery for students.