The seashore is the narrow coastal strip where the land meets the sea. There are three main types of seashores - sandy shores, rocky coasts and mangroves. Seashores are some of the most varied environments on Earth. They are continually submerged and exposed by the rise and fall of the tide. The harshness of seashore environments affects not only which animals and plants can live there, but also how those that do live there behave to survive. Sandy shores, rocky coasts and mangroves are studied in the box.


Life on the Seashore
Content image of the Life on the Seashore Museum in a Box Image: Stuart Humphreys
© Australian Museum

Box Contents:

  • Rocky Shore diorama
  • Marine Wetland diorama
  • Sandy Shore panel
  • Animal Life In a Tide pool video
  • Sea shore life game
  • Books
  • Posters
  • Fact sheets
  • 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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