Museum in a Box – Snails, Slugs and Squids

Museum in a Box® is available for set three week loan periods and can be sent to any educational institution across Australia.

Museum in a Box - Snails, Slugs and squids

Museum in a Box - Snails, Slugs and squids
Photographer:  © Australian Museum

Molluscs are soft-bodied animals without backbones. The empty shells we find on the beach are the remains of dead molluscs. Most molluscs live in or near salt or brackish water. A few kinds live in fresh water and others live on land. This box discusses the way different molluscs develop and what they look like.

Box Contents:

  • Specimens
  • Squids
  • Cuttlefish
  • Octopus
  • Sea snails
  • Garden snails
  • Slugs
  • Moving Mollusc Game
  • Books
  • Factsheets


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