Primary K-6

These guided programs are delivered by TMAG's education specialists and are available until 30 November 2018. 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

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Major exhibition programs

The Remarkable Tasmanian Devil
8 December 2017 – 6 May 2018

Why is the Tasmanian devil ‘remarkable’? Students will explore this fascinating exhibition with TMAG educators to discover the reasons why.

For schools unable to visit the exhibition. Live classroom virtual tours with education staff will be available on Friday mornings. Details on how to connect to TMAG will be given on booking.

Duration 1 hour
Suitable for grades P-10
Dates: Term 1 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Live classroom virtual tours available on Fridays.

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General museum programs

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.

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
Available until 30 November 2018

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Aboriginal culture programs

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

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.

A shorter introduction is available for lower primary students.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all grades
Available until 30 November 2018 

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 until 30 November 2018

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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 2: 5, 6, 7 and 8 June 2018 - FULLY BOOKED
Term 3: 4, 5, 6 and 7 September 2018

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Natural history programs

Antarctica: The Frozen Land
This program for lower primary students explores the Islands to Ice exhibition with a focus on animals that live in and around Antarctica. Come on a journey south to explore the Southern Ocean and meet some of the creatures that live in the deep blue around Antarctica. Get up close to some weird and wonderful animals and discover how they survive in this extreme place. The program includes hands on encounters with specimens and Antarctic clothing.

Duration 1 hour
Suitable for grades K-2
Available Terms 2 and 4 (until 30 November 2018)

In the Freezer: A Day in the Life of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Animals        
Discover what it is like living in the coldest region of the world. How has the amazing wildlife adapted to this extreme environment? Investigate who eats who and the complex food web that exists in the Southern Ocean. This program for upper primary students will visit the Islands to Ice exhibition and include group research and hands on encounters with real specimens.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for all grades 3-6
Available Terms 2 and 4 (until 30 November 2018)

Introducing the Nature of Tasmania
Students will investigate what living things need to survive in Tasmania’s unique habitats. This hands on program will visit the Our living land: Encountering an upside down world, Earth and Life and Thylacine galleries.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for grades K-2
Available Terms 2 and 4 (until 30 November 2018)

Wildlife Island
In this program, students will focus on Tasmania’s amazing fauna and the ways animals have adapted to their island home. The hands-on program will visit the Our living land: Encountering an upside down world, Earth and Life and Thylacine galleries.

Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for grades 3-6
Available Terms 3 and 4 (until 30 November 2018)

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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.