Primary K-6

Guided Programs

These guided programs are delivered by TMAG's education specialists. Programs are designed to deliver targeted learning outcomes for primary school aged students.

Bookings are essential for all guided programs. Further information is available through the Bookings page. Please note that exhibition and program dates may change without notice.

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

Major Exhibition Programs

General Museum

Aboriginal

History

Natural History

Live Virtual Tours

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General Museum Programs

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 historic site and exhibitions, uses a variety of objects and materials, and offers an introduction to collections, conservation and interpretation. An excellent introduction to finding out what museums and art galleries are about.

If you can't get to TMAG, why not book a live excursion instead?

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Offered in person, or as a TMAG Live Virtual Tour.

Launch into Learning at TMAG          
Suitable for Launch into Learning (LIL) and Learning in Families Together (LIFT) groups from the Department of Education. More information here.

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Aboriginal Culture Programs

Introductory Tour of ningina tunapri
This program introduces students to the ningina tunapri gallery, explaining traditional Aboriginal life and culture through to contemporary Aboriginal culture. The tour highlights key stories and objects and includes a hands-on component. Note: During Term 1 this program will also include a visit to West: Out on the Edge exhibition.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for grades 3-6
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 
Program available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

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
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 
Program available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

The Black Box Loan Resource and ningina tunapri Live Virtual Tour
Bringing Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and the ningina tunapri exhibition to your classroom. Your class will experience a live virtual tour of the ningina tunapri gallery, and will then unpack and discuss the Black Box contents with TMAG's Aboriginal Learning Facilitator. Full information here.

Available to Tasmanian rural and regional schools only.
Suitable for grades 3-6
Limited slots available

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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
NOTE: Booking enquiries open February 2020

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Live Virtual Tours

TMAG's Live Virtual Tours use Skype for Business. A projector connected to an internet enabled computer is needed. For students statewide, 50 kms beyond Hobart.

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 historic site and exhibitions, uses a variety of objects and materials, and offers an introduction to collections, conservation and interpretation. An excellent introduction to finding out what museums and art galleries are about.

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Suitable for all grades
Available Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Black Box Loan Resource and ningina tunapri Live Virtual Tour
Bringing Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and the ningina tunapri exhibition to your classroom. Your class will experience a live virtual tour of the ningina tunapri gallery, and will then unpack and discuss the Black Box contents with TMAG's Aboriginal Learning Facilitator. Full information here.

Available to Tasmanian rural and regional schools only. Limited slots available. 
Suitable for grades 3-6
Available Terms 1,2,3,4

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Booking Information

All visits to TMAG require booking a minimum of two weeks prior to your visit. Alternative dates and times may need to be considered. All visits are free unless otherwise indicated.

Make a booking enquiry

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