Nests and Eggs

Discover the world of eggs and nests, asking the questions: 

  • why do birds lay eggs?
  • why are some eggs from two similar sized birds different sizes?
  • why are eggs different colours?
  • why are nests different shapes?

Students will then make their own nest to take home.

Suitable for

Years 2–6

Curriculum links

Year 2: Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)  

Year 3: Living things can be grouped on the bases of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU004)

Year 4: Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)

Year 5: Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)

Year 6: The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)

Session type



$5.50 per student


1.25–1.5 hours


Museum at Inveresk

Best experienced if excursion also incorporates the Tasmanian animal display


Art Gallery at Royal Park

Best experienced if excursion also incorporates Nest and Lost Landscapes exhibitions