Garden with plants and dinosaur sculptures

Gandel Gondwana Garden

Discover a one-of-a-kind palaeontological adventure garden coming to Melbourne Museum, and deepen your connection to the biodiversity of Victoria and the southern hemisphere.

A new learning adventure at Melbourne Museum

Gandel Gondwana Garden will expand Melbourne Museum’s spaces for children, connecting the much-loved Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery with a new 900 square metre outdoor play-based learning gallery.

Designed for six-to-12 year-olds, this new outdoor space will also complement the newly opened Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs experience.

Gandel Gondwana Garden will take visitors on an expedition across five different ecosystems, reconstructing the habitats that have shaped Victoria’s environment over time.

Named after the Gondwana supercontinent that connected most of the southern hemisphere, including Australia, visitors will discover a palaeontological adventure for the ages, encountering prehistoric megafauna, ancient plants, habitats and ecosystems in a sensory and immersive journey through the evolution of Victoria’s environment.

Gandel Gondwana Garden has been made possible thanks to the generous contributions from the Victorian State Government and esteemed Victorian philanthropists, Mr John Gandel AC and Mrs Pauline Gandel AC, in honour of whom the Garden has been named.

Melbourne Museum will truly be the Home of Dinosaurs here in Victoria. Open to the public at the end of the year, the gallery will be free with general entry.

Learn more

If you would like to learn more about our projects, please contact the Museums Victoria Development Team on +61 (0) 435 174 216 or [email protected].

You can also support our Palaeontology research and collections by joining the Director’s Circle and enjoy unparalleled access to your special interest while playing an integral role in its future success.

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