The Early Learning Program specifically focuses on children up to the age of 5 in recognition of the important role a museum environment can play in early childhood development. The new Centre for Learning and Discovery space in the museum provides a bright, lively and playful area for exploration through guided programs. These programs include:
A dynamic 1 hour weekly program over 4 weeks, for young children and adults to explore, enjoy and discover the museum together. The program in Terms 1 and 2 will feature TMAG’s new exhibition Pattern Play, celebrating the wonderful world of pattern. Eye Spy is designed for pre-school children aged 3-5. Younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Eye Spy is a free program.
When: Wednesday mornings 9:30 am - 10:30 am and 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in Term 1.
Term 1: Wednesdays 17 and 24 February and 2 and 9 March 2016
In 2016 we are trialling a second Eye Spy session in Term 1 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Term 2: Wednesdays 11, 18 and 25 May and 1 June 2016
Term 3: Wednesdays 20 and 27 July and 3 and 10 August 2016
Term 4: Wednesdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 November 2016
Bookings for the Eye Spy program are essential.
Curious Caterpillars Playgroup at TMAG
This is a playful introduction to the wonders of lifelong learning in an environment of curiosity and awe – your museum. An eight week program will be offered each term to a new group of children aged 0 to 3 years and their carers. Themes explored across the eight weeks will include Curious Caterpillars, Pattern Bandits, Skins and Bones, Row Your Boats, Patterns in Nature, Sound and Music, Cold as Ice, and Artists at Work.
When: Friday mornings 9:30 am – 10:30 am and 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Term 1
Term 1: Starts Friday 29 January 2016
In 2016 we are trialling a second Playgroup session in Term 1 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Term 2: Starts Friday 29 April 2016
Term 3: Starts Friday 22 July 2016
Term 4: Starts Friday 14 October 2016
Bookings for Curious Caterpillars Playgroup are essential.
$70 per child and adult (+ $10 per extra child over 6 months)
$60 per child and adult with a concession card
$60 per child and adult who is a member of a Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery membership group (TMAGgots, Friends of TMAG, TMAG Foundation)
Email bookings to TMAG.firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable. This exciting development in early years programming at TMAG is assisted by funds from the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation.