Frogs live on all the large landmasses of the world, except Antarctica and Greenland. They are most common in the warm, wet tropics, but they also live in hot deserts, cold alpine areas and variable coastal areas.


Frog Hands
The hands of different frog species can reveal a lot about their lives. Image: Jodi Rowley
© Jodi Rowley

Worldwide there is a decline in frog numbers and species. This box features some Australian frogs that are very well adapted to life in dry deserts, and others that are adapted for life in wet or forested habitats.

Box Contents:

  • Wet forest diorama
  • Dry bushland with Arid zone diorama
  • Frog calls of S E Australia CD
  • A flip book Where do frogs live?
  • Life cycle specimens
  • Mould of Cane Toad
  • Cast fossil frog Rana pueyoi
  • Australian Frogs books
  • Fact sheets
  • FrogID information pack
  • 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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Bufo marinus

Cane Toad

Image: Harry Ehmann
© Australian Museum