Primary K-6

All guided programs listed below are designed specifically for Launching into Learning or primary aged students and are delivered by TMAG's Learning and Discovery specialists. Program details vary, please see below.

Bookings are essential for all guided programs, and further information about planning your primary school group visit is available through our Bookings page. Please note that exhibition and program dates may change without notice.

Major exhibition programs: Tempest

General museum

Aboriginal

Art

History

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Major exhibition programs: Tempest

Triumph and Tragedy: explorers and adventurers in Antarctica        
What does it take to be an explorer in the world’s most inhospitable place? Come and discover remarkable tales of survival and struggle from past and present day adventurers. Recreate dramatic moments in time in this action-filled history program. Includes a visit to Tempest and Islands to Ice exhibitions.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for grades 3-6
Term 4: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, on demand, until 18 November 2016.

Drawing up a storm    
An interactive visual art program held in the Tempest galleries with TMAG’s Art Educator. The group will use interpretation skills to discover stories within the extraordinary art works on display, before creating their own narratives through fun, structured drawing activities.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Dates: 21 June - 18 November 2016

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General museum programs

Launch into Learning at TMAG  
Especially for Launch into Learning (LIL) and Learning in Families Together (LIFT) groups. This program gives a brief introduction to the wonders of the Museum and Art Gallery for early learners and their families.

Duration: 30 minutes
Available Tuesdays and Thursdays only

Discover Your Museum and Art Gallery  
What is it? Is it real? How is it stuffed? How old is it? Can we touch it? This interactive program includes a tour of TMAG's site, uses a variety of objects and materials, and offers an introduction to collections, conservation and interpretation. A good introduction to all other museum programs.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

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Aboriginal programs

Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri
This program introduces students to the ningina tunapri gallery and highlights key stories and objects while letting the students explore the exhibition displays that appeal to them personally.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades

Introductory Tour of Our land: Parrawa, Parrawa! Go away!
Dealing with the European invasion of lutruwita (Tasmania) and the Black War between 1823 and 1831, this program looks at 'first contact' from both sides of this difficult story.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for grades 3-6

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Art programs

Literacy Through Art: for EAL students  
This specialised program uses the TMAG collection as stimulus for developing literacy in a relaxed and inspiring environment. Involves hands-on art making, discussion, writing and reading. Offered as vocabulary-focused sessions to complement and reinforce key content areas studied in English as an Additional Language (EAL) courses. Ideal for beginners, or as refresher sessions for intermediate students.

Session topics: Faces, The Body, Animals, Colours and Shapes, Food.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for: EAL students, all ages

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History programs

Colonial Hobart Comes Alive        
Why was Sullivan's Cove the preferred site for Hobart Town in 1804? How did British settlement impact upon Tasmanian Aboriginal people? Explore these questions and more in this interactive program. Students will work around a large floor map of Sullivan's Cove, set up camp, commence building the  town,  handle  historical  objects and consider how 19th century colonial history has affected and shaped Tasmania today. Students will also explore the colonial history galleries in the historic Bond Store which played a pivotal role in the Hobart Town story.

Duration: 2 hours
Suitable for grades 3-6

Limited sessions: 9:30 am – 11:30 am and 12:30 pm – 2:30pm
Term 3: 13, 14, 15 and 16 September 2016

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BOOKING INFORMATION
All visits to TMAG require booking a minimum of two weeks prior to your visit. Alternative and times may need to be considered. All visits are free unless otherwise indicated.        
To make a booking enquiry please visit: http://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/learning_and_discovery/bookings

Please note that exhibition and program dates may change without notice.