What's in the Box - Bookings open for 2011

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 06 Sep 2010

After a very busy year with over 500 Museum in a boxes travelling around NSW, it's time to open up the bookings for 2011.

Museum in a box - Freshwater

Museum in a box - Freshwater
Photographer: James King © Australian Museum

After a year of planning and development the new Freshwater Box was finished in March 2010. The Freshwater box was developed in partnership Sydney Water and is the second box in a new style that includes scientific equipment to assist student in monitoring their local environment.

A new taxidermied penguin was added to the Penguin box in May along with new teaching resources. New teaching resources and specimens were also been added to the Sharks and Life on the Seashore boxes. The new early childhood Skeletons box was completed in July and is fully booked for the rest of 2010

All the indigenous Australian boxes were refurbished in late 2009 with new titles including:

  • Bush Tucker
  • Art and Performance
  • Living on the Land
  • Cultural history

What's next

In early 2011 we will release 3 newly refurbished topics - Echidnas, Platypus and Bats. These boxes still include great dioramas, but we have added new specimens, information panels, books, DVD's, activities and teachers notes.

Working with Sydney Water we are developing a great new resource for high school groups on water and catchments. This new box includes a l.5 m long catchment model, water testing and monitoring equipment, information panels, books, DVD's and teaching resources. This box provides everything you need to teach about catchments and water management and will be released in March 2011.

Over 50% of the boxes having been refurbished over the last 18 month, so there is no better time to try a Museum in a Box®.


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