The Minibeasts box is a resource designed specifically for Early Childhood. The topic was chosen to complement children's fascination with creatures that they find in their environment.


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

It includes a great variety of 'treasures' - real insects and spiders embedded in resin, a large model ant, insect finger puppets, handmade silk butterfly wings, a specially created wooden ladybug puzzle, posters and books.

Box Content:

  • Real insects embedded in clear plastic resin
  • A large ant model, great for investigating body parts.
  • Magnifing lens
  • Magnifing jars
  • Collecting trays
  • Minibeast posters and reference books
  • Identification panels
  • Teachers notes
  • Background information
  • Butterfly and beetle wing dress-ups
  • Puppets just for fun!

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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