Gandel Gondwana Garden

General information
Included with museum entry
$0 to $15

Explore Victoria’s ancient landscapes and learn about creatures that once walked this land, from dinosaurs and megafauna to the ancestors of today’s iconic Australian species.

The Gandel Gondwana Garden is an outdoor gallery where you can step into the ecosystems of the past. Touch replicas of the bones, teeth and claws of ancient creatures.

Experience First Peoples' knowledge passed through thousands of generations, and uncover traces of Gondwana, the supercontinent that once connected Australia to the world.

Gandel Gondwana Garden is a living gallery, so it will change with the seasons and grow over time. Today its plants are still young, but even the towering trees in the Forest Gallery were once tiny seedlings.

View an accessible, digital version of all the exhibition text.

Your garden visit

Take in Gandel Gondwana Garden at your own pace or explore with one of our digital experiences. Both can be accessed on your phone.


After your garden visit


Gandel Gondwana Garden is named in recognition of the generous support of Victorian philanthropists Mr John Gandel AC and Mrs Pauline Gandel AC. Their generosity has helped Museums Victoria expand on the much loved Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery with this brand new outdoor learning experience.



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