TMAG Children’s Festival

12 – 17 April 2019

CF2019 artworkThe TMAG Children’s Festival returns to the museum in 2019 for another week of fun during the April school holidays.

Presented over six days, this year's Festival theme is EARTHTIME! and will feature a range of free special events, displays, programs and activities for children of all ages.

Download the full program here

2019 Partners

Dinosaur Steps!

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Ensemble present an original composition for young children. Step out into the world of some very musical dinosaurs and learn about their relationship with birds! An interactive, narrated musical presentation for children six years and under.

This work is part of the TSO’s emerging composer program and will be performed by musicians of the TSO and presenter Madeleine DyerDinosaur Steps features original music by Tasmanian composer Thomas Misson, commissioned by the TSO.

This event is part of the 2019 TMAG Children's Festival.

Date: Wednesday, 17 April
Four performances only: 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm
Duration: 25 mins

All tickets $5 (inc. fees)

Babes in arms (under 12 months) are free - for capacity purposes please include in your booking if relevant.

Tickets for Dinosaur Steps! are SOLD OUT!

Patron advice: Audience numbers strictly limited.
Seating is on carpet. Prams or strollers must be parked at the Info Booth. For any accessibility or group booking queries please contact

This project has been generously supported by Australian Decorative Fine Art Society Hobart


Children's Reference Panel Press Club

Members of TMAG's Children's Reference Panel were on the ground at the TMAG Children's Festival 2018 to report on the events and activities that took place over the festival's six days.

Read their responses to the festival here.

Highlights from the 2017 TMAG Children's Festival

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Highlights from the 2016 TMAG Children's Festival

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Images by Sarah Foley