The Skeletons box is a resource designed specifically for Early Childhood groups. The Skeletons box provides a range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional resources for play and investigation to spark children’s curiosity and imagination.

Museum in a Box
Image: James King
© Australian Museum

Embedded skeleton specimens

  • Fish
  • Bat
  • Bird
  • Frog
  • Snake


  • Half nautilus shell
  • Embedded coral
  • Half bird bone
  • Half mammal bone
  • Laminated leaf


  • Information panels
  • Light box inside lid
  • Animal x-rays
  • Human body x-rays
  • Large foam human skeleton floor puzzle
  • Teachers’ Guide
  • Background notes
  • Books
  • DVD

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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Human skeleton Illustration

Image: Helen Beare
© Australian Museum

Museum in a Box booking

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