Future palaeontologists, budding botanists, disco dancers, train drivers, young curators, geologists and all young children, welcome to the wondrous new multi-million dollar Melbourne Museum children’s gallery Basecamp; a dream museum.
When: daily, 10am–5pm
Where: 11 Nicholson St, CARLTON
Cost: included with entry to the Museum, adults $14, child FREE
Thank you Sally Ridden for attending the preview event of the Children’s Gallery on behalf of Meetoo and writing these words and sharing your photographs.
Melbourne Museum Children’s Gallery is a space that enables children to test different ideas; dedicated to children as young as a few months old to age five to learn together through open-based play experiences.
Learning starts here. Exploration and hands-on discovery, sensory immersive environments, giant clock with cog works, light projections and soundtracks, murals, interactive shapes and wall art, animation, camouflage disco dancefloor, all level of abilities netted giant climbing structures, hidey holes and pits, an outdoor discovery garden, growing cubby houses, sandpits, Victorian geological rocks, reptiles, a dinosaur excavation skeleton dig, crystal caves, unique museum object collections and indigenous storytime.
“Children are our future, enabling children to have fun while they learn is at the core of the new Children’s Gallery.” philanthropist Mrs Gandel said. The new space is “a true game changer in the field of early childhood development and education.”
Hundreds of tiny tots and children “consultants” from local childcare centres, kinder and other groups took part in design and development workshops testing the new 2000sqm space, fine tuning the fusion of tactile sensory experiences with health educators, professionals, developers and researchers. A cultural institution and stunning gift to Victoria. Children’s dreams have come true. Be excited!