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 invites children to look closely at collection objects and be guided in exploring and drawing them. 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
Term 1: Wednesday 15 and 22 February and 1 and 8 March 2017
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, Furry Things, Bones, Moon Birds, Building the Museum, Sound and Music, Cold as Ice, and Artists at Work.
When: Friday mornings 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Term 2: Starts Friday 5 May 2017
Term 3: Starts Friday 28 July 2017
Term 4: Starts Friday 3 November 2017
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.