The Snails, Slugs and Squids box explores the amazing world of Molluscs. Molluscs are soft-bodied animals without backbones.

Blue Sea Slug
Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus atlanticus) sliding in to attack the Blue Sea Star (Porpita porpita). Image: Peter Parks/, Peter Parks
© Image Quest 3-D

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

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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