The Children's Gallery at the Melbourne Museum is aimed at 3-8 year olds and consists of three spaces:

Big Box

Big Box houses the permanent exhibition 1, 2, 3, Grow, which encourages children to think about the different ways in which plants, humans and animals grow and change over the course of their lives. The story of growth unfolds through the themes of size, colour and form.

The exhibition enables children to make comparisons between themselves and objects on display by touching, looking and listening.

Learning Environment

The Learning Environment in the Children's Gallery is a special area designed to engage young children in a holistic/experiential manner. Children will have an open ended museum experience that engages all the senses, invokes imagination, enables experimentation and play and presents ideas and content with respect.

The Learning Environment focuses on a museum exhibition or display and this theme changes annually.

Tattersall's Children's Garden

In the Tattersall’s Children's Garden children and adults are encouraged to play together using traditional games such as quoits and hula hoops in the under cover playground, or they can relax and have fun in the spacious grassed area.

After the fun at the gallery refuel and take the family to the Museum Café for some fun and fast lunchtime food or Mums and Dads, relax with a glass of wine, enjoying the view of the Royal Exhibition Building.

The café is family friendly, they can provide high chairs and offer a special lunch box for kids. Adults are catered for with a selection of fresh hot and cold food, soft drinks, wine, espresso coffee and a selection of teas. Open daily from 10.00am - 4.30pm

Wheelchair Friendly: Accessible toilets are available on all levels of the museum. All exhibition galleries and public spaces have lift and/or ramp access.


Melbourne Museumchildrens-gallery 11 Nicholson St Carlton 3053

Opening Hours:

Open daily 10am – 5pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day


Adults $8.00 and Children (3-16 years) FREE entry

More Info:

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02