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Pauline GandelChildren's Gallery



Children's Gallery
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

Learning starts here

The Children’s Gallery is a wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds to explore, play and learn.

Budding palaeontologists excavate fossils in our dinosaur dig; aspiring botanists traverse our discovery garden, exploring plants and stories; young curators gaze at our specially selected museum objects, and for everyone who loves to dance, there is a 'camouflage disco' where children will turn into spotty and stripy disco dancing animals.

The exhibition combines hands-on exploration and discovery, open-ended play-based learning, extraordinary immersive environments and unique museum collection objects. 

This unique gallery supports families, carers, educators and children to learn together.

The Children's Gallery is located within Melbourne Museum. For more information on getting here, parking, access and ticket prices go to Visiting Melbourne Museum.

For the enjoyment and safety of our young visitors the climbing net in the Children's Gallery is limited to children 5 years and under and their carers.

Kinder groups

Grandad's shed is a program for kinder groups which introduces children to objects that are culturally and historically significant. The program includes a focused exploration of the Children's Gallery.

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The Autism friendly museum

Social stories are available for families with children on the autism spectrum visiting the Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.

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