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 Centre for Learning and Discovery space in the museum provides a bright, lively and playful area for exploration through guided programs. Bookings are essential for all programs. To make a booking, please go to the Families and Early Learning Programs Enquiry Form.
A dynamic 1 hour weekly program over 4 weeks, for young children and adults to explore, enjoy and discover the museum together. The program encourages 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.
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Term 2: Starts Thursday 9 May 2019
Term 3: Starts Wednesday 28 August 2019
Term 4: Starts Wednesday 6 November 2019
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 and art gallery. A five week program will be offered each term to a new group of children aged 1 to 3 years and their carers. Through stories, hands-on experiences with museum objects, active play and exploration, children and their carers will see TMAG as a place of delight. Themes explored across the five weeks will include Curious Caterpillars, Fur and Bones, Moon Birds, Cold as Ice, and Artists at Work.
When: Friday mornings 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Term 2: Starts Friday 10 May 2019
Term 3: Starts Friday 23 August 2019
Term 4: Starts Friday 1 November 2019
Bookings for Curious Caterpillars Playgroup are essential.
$60 per child and adult (+ $10 per extra child over 6 months)
$50 per child and adult with a concession card
$50 per child and adult who is a member of a Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery membership group (TMAGgots, Friends of TMAG, TMAG Foundation)
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.