The Australian Museum (AM) has made the decision to pause the Museum in a Box program starting from 1 July 2021 for approximately two years. While the program is paused, the AM will be completing an assessment of its outreach functions to ensure it can better reach audiences across NSW and beyond.


  • Term 1 Week 2 – 4
    1 February - 19 February (Bookings close 22nd January)
  • Term 1 Week 7 – 9
    8 March – 26 March (Bookings close 26th February)
  • Term 2 Week 1 – 3
    19 April - 7 May (Bookings close 9th April)
  • Term 2 Week 7 – 9
    31 May - 18 June (Bookings close 21st May)

Museum in a Box® can be borrowed by any educational institution across Australia.

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.