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Reptiles include crocodiles and their relatives, tortoises and turtles, snakes and lizards. Australia contains around thirteen per cent of the total world species of reptiles and is a wonderful place to see and study them.


Eastern Snake-necked Turtle, Chelodina longicollis

Museum in a Box - Reptiles

Image: Gunther Schmida
© Australian Museum

Reptiles are well suited to Australia's variable climate, because during long periods of drought, they can go without food in cool shelters until better times return. They were one of the first really successful group of animals to colonise land but some later adapted to life in water. This box contains some real specimens of Australian reptiles.

Box Contents:

  • Saltwater Crocodile
  • Green Turtle
  • Eastern Long-necked Turtle
  • Southern Spotted Velvet Gecko
  • Hooded Scaly Foot
  • Central Netted Dragon
  • Robust Striped Skink
  • Blind Snake
  • Stimson's Python
  • Common Death Adder
  • Create a Pygmy Mulga Monitor cast
  • Match reptiles to their habitat
  • Books
  • Posters
  • 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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