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Dinosaurs existed in a fantastic range of shapes and colours and possessed some amazing defence weaponry - armour-plating and very effective teeth and claws. While some dinosaurs were up to 50 metres long or weighed up to 50 tonnes, some were about the size of a chicken.


Museum in a box 2019

Dinosaurs - Museum in a Box

Image: Stuart Humphreys
© Australian museum

Dinosaurs are classified as a group of reptiles, although some of their features are found in mammals and birds living today rather than in reptiles. It appears that some dinosaurs were warm-blooded and walked with an upright gait.

Dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern birds. Australian dinosaur fossils are relatively recent discoveries and are featured in the Dinosaurs box.

Box Contents:

  • Dinosaur models
  • Activity booklets
  • Become pals with a Palaeontologist
  • Bone in the Stone
  • The Winton Stampede
  • Large footprint cast
  • Minmi skin cast
  • Footprint moulds
  • Fact sheets
  • Poster
  • DVD 'Muttaburrasaurus', Film Australia
  • Books on Australian Dinosaurs
  • Information panels

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.


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