Primary K-6

Guided Programs

We are pleased to announce that guided programs have resumed at TMAG – both onsite and as live digital excursions.

Delivered by TMAG's education specialists, all programs are linked to the Australian Curriculum for the appropriate year levels.

All programs are delivered to one class at a time (with a maximum group size of 30 students and accompanying adults for onsite programs).

Booking enquiries are required at least two weeks in advance.

To ensure all schools have the opportunity to access programs, TMAG asks that schools limit their bookings to no more than two programs, per school, per week.


Discover your Museum

Join a TMAG educator for this program to discover what a museum and art gallery does, how and why TMAG collects, displays, looks after, and studies the objects and artworks in the State Collection.

Suitable for all grades

Duration: Onsite program – 1 hour.  Live Digital Excursion - 30 minutes
Program available: Wednesdays and Fridays in Term 3 and 4.

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Journey to Antarctica

Join a guided program in the Islands to Ice gallery and immerse your students in all things Antarctic – from the deep ocean to the frozen continent. Discover wildlife living in extreme environments and get up close to some amazing objects and specimens on your journey.

Suitable for Kinder – Grade 2

Duration: Onsite program – 1 hour.  Live Digital Excursion - 30 minutes
Program available: Tuesdays and Thursdays in Term 3 and 4.

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Antarctica: Keeping it Cool

Join a TMAG science educator to explore the Islands to Ice gallery and the connections between people and Antarctica. This program involves small group research and looks at the past, present and future impacts of humans in and around the frozen continent.

Suitable for Grades 3-10

Duration: Onsite program – 1 hour.  Live Digital Excursion - 30 minutes
Program available: Tuesdays and Thursdays in Term 3 and 4.

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Art Investigators

What stories can artworks tell us? Who painted these works and why? What techniques do artists use to frame their subjects and position their viewer? Does art always feature an accurate depiction of historical events? Should we trust art works to depict the truth?

We need you - to undertake the important role of art investigators. Drawing on the extensive TMAG collection, including iconic portraits, still lives and landscapes, discover techniques to interpret and appreciate art works. Can you uncover the story behind the artwork, will your discoveries provide a new perspective?

Suitable for Grades Kinder – Grade 6

Duration: Onsite program – 1 hour.  Live Digital Excursion - 30 minutes
Program available: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Term 3 and 4.


Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture

Introduction to ninginia tunapri

Join TMAG’s First Peoples Learning Facilitator in the ningina tunapri gallery for this program which focusses on the relationship with Country and how resources are connected to place. This session also explores the impact of colonisation on the First Peoples of lutruwita / Tasmania.

Suitable for Grade 3 – 6

Duration: Onsite program – 1 hour.  Live Digital Excursion - 30 minutes
Program available: Tuesdays – Fridays in Terms 3 and 4.

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Introduction to ninginia tunapri – for early learners

Join TMAG’s First Peoples Learning Facilitator in the ningina tunapri gallery.  The program will focus on daily life and the objects used to live sustainably on the land. The program looks at family life and how children live and learn alongside their parents and elders.

Suitable for Kinder – Grade 2

Duration: Onsite program – 1 hour.  Live Digital Excursion - 30 minutes
Program available: Tuesdays – Fridays in Terms 3 and 4.

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Introduction to Our Land: parrawa! parrawa! Go Away!

TMAG’s First Peoples Learning Facilitator will guide your students on a journey through the Bond Store galleries examining the conflict between the Tasmanian First Peoples and European invaders from multiple perspectives. It is a story of invasion of Country with later conflict over the use and control of land and resources.

Suitable for Grade 5 – 6

Duration: Onsite program – 1 hour.  Live Digital Excursion - 30 minutes
Program available: Tuesdays – Fridays in Terms 3 and 4.

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The Black Box - Loan Resource and ningina tunapri Live Digital Excursion

Bring Tasmanian First Peoples culture and the ningina tunapri exhibition into your classroom. Your class will experience a live digital excursion of the ningina tunapri gallery, and will unpack and investigate the Black Box contents with TMAG’s First Peoples Learning Facilitator.

This program is available as a live digital excursion only.

Suitable for Grade 3 – 6

Duration: 1.5 hours -  30 minutes touring ninginia tunapri, a 30 minute break, finishing with a 30 minute session with the Black Box artefacts.
Program available: Tuesdays in Term 3 and 4.  Limited sessions available.