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Bats make up about one fifth of all mammal species and are the only flying mammals. They play a very important role in our ecosystems.
Insect-eating bats are the only major predators of night-flying insects. Bats that feed on fruit and nectar play an important role in forest regrowth by dispersing seeds and helping to pollinate rainforest plants.
- Grey-headed flying fox diorama
- Cave-dwelling bat diorama
- Tree-hollow-dwelling bat diorama
- Bat skeleton embedment
- Fascinating faces - cast
- Information panels
- Australian Bats book
- Background Information and activities
- Teachers guide
- Bat species fact files
- Bat puppets
A charge applies to loan the Museum in a Box program for 3 weeks. This charge covers booking, handling, maintenance and freight of the box to and from any school or education institution. Please ensure you read the risk assessment before you book. A tax invoice will be sent after you book.
$110 (incl. GST) per box for NSW regional schools, PSFP schools and NSW age care facilities.
$154 (incl GST) per box for Greater Sydney postcodes; 2250 - 2260, 2500 - 2526, 2555 - 2573 & 2745 - 2770
$182 (incl. GST) per box for Sydney Metropolitan schools and interstate organisations.
The Australian Museum applies the designation of Sydney Metropolitan to schools with postcodes up to and including 2234.