Education Program Facts

The Ford Discovery Centre offers a wide range of educational opportunities – Some Education Program Facts

Since opening in April 1999, the Ford Discovery Centre has entertained and educated a large number of school students. Displaying the car making process in a fun and hands-on way, the Ford Discovery Centre explores the historical links the Ford Motor Company has with Australia and Geelong.   The Centre also outlines environmental and safety aspects of vehicle use as well as touching on the way in which the automotive manufacturing industry is heading into the future. Far more than just a motor museum, the Centre provides a unique ‘behind the scenes’ snap shot of the car-making process, from conception and design, to engineering, testing and production.
Dedicated Program Coordinator to discuss your tour needs

The Centre can accommodate special needs students

I am planning a tour for my school or group, am I able to visit for assessment?

Yes, Teachers, Tour Operators and drivers are admitted free of charge to view the Centre for tour assessment via appointment.

Are there pre and post visit activity suggestions

Yes we are compiling a Comprehensive range of activities. Please speak with our Program Coordinator

What is the cost to teachers?

On the day of your visit teacher and supervisors are admitted free of charge at following ratios

Under 5 years old – 1:2     Years K to 3 – 1:5     Years 4+ – 1:10

Additional staff are charged at student rates

We have a Wheelchair and or a pram can you cater for us?

Yes,  the Centre is fully wheelchair/pram  accessible and includes disabled toilet and baby change facilities.

We would like to do other activities in the area, can you help?

Yes, we are conveniently located close to other sites of interest which could be included in a day’s itinerary.

Can you arrange package pricing with other venues?

Yes, Joint ticket can be arranged with other venues.

Wool & Wheels is a joint ticketing program with National Wool Museum

Bookings able to be made by contacting either venue. The joint ticket price is a considerable saving over visiting the sites individually.

Can I arrange a tour of the Ford Factories?
aYou may be aware that we previously conducted plant tours though they are currently no longer taking place.

qNo plant tours, what then can we do?
aThe Ford Discovery Centre is able to convey the information through it’s tailored interactive tours and education program.

While we understand it is not a tour through the plant the Centre has many simulated and exhibit examples of the production process that will give an insight into Ford’s operations.

Do you cater for all ages?

Yes, The Centre caters for all year levels from Prep to year 12.

Download Teacher information packs for further information

Tour guides keep in mind the age of the group visiting and aim the information they present to the relevant level.

All of our Tour Guides & staff have current Working with Children Checks

How do you assess your programs?

Continued assessment of our programs via your feedback