Museum in a Box - Night and Day Box

Boxes are currently available each school term for set loan periods of three weeks.

Museum in a Box - Night and Day Box

Museum in a Box - Night and Day Box
Photographer: James King © Australian Museum

The Night and Day box is a resource designed specifically for Early Childhood groups. The topic was chosen to complement children's fascination with creatures that they find and hear in their environment. It includes a great variety of real specimens, insects embedded in resin, finger puppets, handmade kingfisher and bat wings, puzzles, posters and books. 


  • Grey Headed Flying fox, Ringtail Possum, Tawny Frogmouth and Sacred Kingfisher specimens
  • Replica lizard, snake, frog and gecko
  • Animal poo and a moth and a butterfly embedded in clear plastic resin
  • Scats and Tracks flip book
  • Magnetic puzzle
  • Platypus DVD and Noises in the Night CD
  • Finger puppets and fabric to create your own habitats
  • Kingfisher and bat wings
  • Kookaburra poster, story and reference books
  • Teachers notes
  • Box Journal

Museum in a Box can be sent to and collected from any educational institution within New South Wales.

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Karen Player , Manager Museum Outreach
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