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PLAY

The new Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery, at Melbourne Museum, is a wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds where children will explore, play and learn.

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

A young girl lying on the floor of the ‘Camouflage Disco’, watching projections during a testing session in the Children’s Gallery
A young girl standing in the mirrored corner of the ‘Camouflage Disco’ during a projection testing session in the Children’s Gallery

A young girl standing in the mirrored corner of the ‘Camouflage Disco’ during a projection testing session in the Children’s Gallery

EXPLORE

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

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

LEARN

To celebrate the new Children’s Gallery and to congratulate a new generation of children to our museums, Museums Victoria will be giving every baby born, fostered or adopted in Victoria in 2017 a free six-month Museums Victoria Membership.

Find out more head to The Museum of Victoria website.

Photo credits: Joel  Checkley