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Download the complete public programs flyer January - April 2019 here.

School Holiday Program Week One: Digging for Dinosaurs

Calling all young palaeontologists (dinosaur scientists!). Dig for dinosaur fossils with science educators. Learn about fossil casts and how to make one. Do some fossil sketches and rubbings. For early learners, enjoy some dinosaur games and books in a dedicated space.

Dates: 14 - 18 January 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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School Holiday Program Week Two: Paleo Play

Build your own robot dinosaur (8-13 yrs); create your own dinosaur film (8-13 yrs); make your own dinosaur head gear (5-8 yrs). And for early learners, enjoy some dinosaur games and books in a dedicated space.

Dates: 21 - 25 January 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Dinosaurs by Night

See the Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival exhibition; pat a roaring moving dinosaur; enjoy dinosaur games, touch objects, dinosaur skull-hat making, face painting, fossil digs; food trucks and live children’s music.

Entry to TMAG only by valid exhibition ticket.

Date: Friday, 1 February 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Girls Dig Dinosaurs

Celebrating International Women’s Day, a morning of activities and talks highlighting the achievements of female paleontologists and Earth scientists. Short talks and hands-on paleo activities, with a focus on girls.

Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Triassic Night

Extended evening opening of Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival. Licenced event for primarily adult audience. Short palaeontology/geology talks; still life drawing of dinosaur models; virtual reality dinosaur experiences; live music and bars.

Entry to TMAG only by valid exhibition ticket for this event.

Presented in conjunction with Beaker Street

Date: Friday, 15 March 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Symposium: Dinosaurs and Evolution of Life

Admission fees apply, register at

Morning sessions $15 Children (6 to 15yrs), $25 accompanying adult

Hear about the latest fossil discoveries. Learn about how they evolved and the dinosaurs of the oceans, the Jurassic swamps and the Triassic forests and much more. Morning program for families and afternoons for scientists and would be scientists, young and old.  

Presented by The Royal Society of Tasmania and the Geological Society of Australia

Dates: 23 - 24 March 2019
Location: Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania

EarthTime: 2019 TMAG Children’s Festival

A chance to enjoy dinosaur themed activities to get you into the dinosaur spirit! More than forty activities over five festival days and one night as TMAG is taken over by children and we open up the secrets of EarthTime! Dinosaur highlights include a special daytime Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra “walking with dinosaurs” and Dino Disco Party.

Please visit the TMAG website in March for the full EarthTime TMAG Children’s Festival program.

Dates: 12 - 17 April 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm  (Friday, 12 April)
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Saturday, 13 April – Wednesday,  17 April)



Julie Gough giving a talk

Free tours run for approximately 40 minutes and are provided Wednesday to Sunday.

Tour times are subject to change and availability and can be checked by phoning (03) 6165 7000

11:00 am
Free exhibition talks and tours. For daily listings, check our events calendar.
View the January 2019 Program.

1:00 pm
Highlights tour of our Welcome Garden, historic Commissariat Complex and the Bond Store exhibitions.

1:30 pm
Highlights tour of the treasures of the Central and Henry Hunter galleries.

Guided tours for clubs, tourist groups or other organisations please click here.

Settlement Secrets
Go on a theatrical journey through TMAG's buildings, which are the earliest still existing from the first European settlement of Hobart. Run by AntipoDean Entertainment, the tours take place from Wednesday - Friday at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm, and tickets cost $20 adults, $15 children, $60 families (2 adults, 4 children) and under 4s are free.

For more information and to check availability and book, visit the Settlement Secrets website.


Talks at TMAG

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is proud to host an ongoing series of free evening and lunchtime talks and lectures to enhance your intellectual life, spark your curiosity and enliven your mind. These are presented on-site at TMAG by a range of leading organisations.


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