The birds of Australia are very well known throughout the world for their colour, variety of shape and beautiful or intriguing calls.


Birds Museum in a Box
Content image of the Birds Museum in a Box Image: Stuart Humphreys
© Australian Museum

There are more than 700 species, which occur naturally in Australia, living in a great variety of ecological habitats.

As science research continues and new discoveries are made, it appears more certain that birds have a much closer link to their dinosaur ancestors than previously thought. It has been suggested that birds are one of the last dinosaurs. Find out more about beaks, feet, eggs and nests with this box.

Box Contents:

  • Rainbow Lorikeets diorama
  • Bird/mammal bone comparison
  • Wings
  • Various bird heads representing beak diversity
  • Cast of bird feet highlighting diversity
  • DVD Australian bird songs
  • Bird books
  • Information panels
  • Teachers notes
  • Birds flip book - matching beaks, food and tools
  • Bird species fact files

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.


Trichoglossus haematodus

Lorikeet illustration

Image: Andrew Howells
© Australian Museum

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