School Incursions and Educational Displays in Melbourne - Reptile Encounters

Australian Reptiles

This hands-on show will captivate children as they learn about the weird and wonderful characteristics of Australian reptiles. Find out why lizards poke out their tongue, why turtles hide in their shell, and how many teeth a crocodile has! Everyone will have the chance to interact with spiny-leaf stick insects, frogs, turtles, Shingleback lizards, dragon lizards, pythons, and even a crocodile. You won’t believe your eyes!


Green Tree Frog - Uses sticky toe pads for climbing.

Murray River Turtle - Has it’s nose on top of it’s head, like a snorkel!

Frilled Neck Lizard - Opens up frill to scare away predators.

Diamond Python - Non-venomous snake that gets it’s name from it’s beautiful scale patterns.

Topics covered


  • Children will learn about what Australian Reptiles like to eat, where they live, what they feel like to touch!
  • Discussion is based around body shapes, colour and texture.

Primary School

  • Students will learn about the variety of external features different animals possess and the different habitats they live in.
  • Why do different animals have different coverings and external features? Do they live on the ground, in the water or in the trees? Do the animals come out during the day or do they come out at night time? What do they like to eat? How do they stay safe?!53IBasfvKW$-t6!ZB[Ix?#FRQ8S_O/Bc?Zi][2bTolP@m0U`JbX+H-T2O&e+O