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.
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.
Social stories are available for families with children on the autism spectrum visiting the Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.
To celebrate the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum and to congratulate a new generation of children to our museums, Museums Victoria gifted every baby born, fostered or adopted in Victoria in 2017 a free six-month Museums Victoria Membership.