The Children’s Gallery is a wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds where children will explore, play and learn.
Future palaeontologists will excavate fossils in our dinosaur dig; budding botanists will traverse our discovery garden, exploring plants and stories; young curators can gaze at our specially selected museum objects, and for everyone who loves to dance, there is a 'camouflage disco' where children turn into spotty and stripy disco dancing animals.
This unique gallery will support families, carers, educators and children to learn together.
The exhibition experiences combine hands-on exploration and discovery, open-ended play-based learning, extraordinary immersive environments and unique museum collection objects.
Image credit: Photographer Joel Checkley
To celebrate the brand new Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum and to congratulate a new generation of children to our museums, Museums Victoria will be giving every baby born, fostered or adopted in Victoria in 2017 a free six-month Museums Victoria Membership.