Social story for a family visit to the Children's Gallery
My adventure to the Children's Gallery
I am going to visit the Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum.
I will see, hear and do many different things during my visit.
I might have to wait with an adult to buy the tickets to go inside the museum.
I will see lots of things hanging from the roof. They will not fall down.
To get to the Children’s Gallery I will walk past the very big Pygmy Blue Whale skeleton.
I will see a train at the entrance to the Children’s Gallery. I can go into the tunnel next to the train or walk around the outside of the train.
There are indoor and outdoor areas in the Children’s Gallery.
I can touch different things. They might light up or make a noise.
I can play with toys, games and shapes that I see and also read books. I will take turns with other people.
I will see and hear big and small animals.
I can move and dance in the special sound and light area with mirrors.
I can play with long ropes.
I can climb in the big net. I will be safe and will not fall. There might be lots of other children in the net too.
I can take my shoes off to climb in the big net.
There are frog sculptures near a wet play area.
I can explore the garden and see big rocks.
I can dig for dinosaur bones in a big sandpit.
I can make bubbles by pushing a ball up and down.
There are hand dryers in the toilet. Some people use them after they wash their hands. I do not have to use them.
If I get lost I can ask a museum staff member for help. Staff wear coloured straps around their necks.
Going to the Children’s Gallery at the museum will be fun.