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  • Sunday, 25 August 201311:00 am 3:00 pm

    Family Day

    Fun, free activities and programs for all ages

    Free admission Open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Astounding, stupendous, awesome. More days like this please!

    Love the new TMAG. Adore Family Fun Day

    How wonderful the museum has become Alive and full of families. Well done!

  • Seeing Science in art

    Discover links to science in the City of Hobart Art Prize exhibition.Record your findings using art materials from the fantastic Art Cart, designed by Patrick Hall.

    Time: Sessions last approximately 20 minutes

    11:00 am, 11:45 am, 1:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm

    Location: Argyle Galleries, Level 1

    Family Day Sunday, 25 August 11:00 am 3:00 pm

    Join in and explore our wonderful collections, engaging displays and fun activities at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Weve also got some great live entertainment in store make sure you look out for some balloon creatures!Enjoy a day out at your museum. Suitable for all ages.All activities are drop-in sessions unless otherwise indicated.

    Topsy-turvy tales

    Discover the curious stories of the Governors wombat and the false platypus, then create your own topsy-turvy animals.

    Time: 11:00 am 3:00 pm

    Location: Bond Store Ground

    Drawing in detail pARTicipate drawing workshop

    Have fun viewing interesting things through a magnifying glass and drawing what you see.

    Time: 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

    Location: Centre for Learning and Discovery, Level 2, Link Foyer

    Snowflake symmetry

    Each snowflake is different. Come and create your own unique snowflake.

    Time: 11:00 am 3:00 pm

    Location: Islands to Ice, Argyle Galleries, Level 2

    Whats on the inside?

    Come and chat with our taxidermist and find out how we stuff the animals that you see on display in the museum.

    Time: 11:00 am 3:00 pm

    Location: Central Gallery

    What scat is that?

    Animal poo, or scats, can reveal many interesting things about animals: what they eat, their behaviours and where they live. Have a go at moulding a replica animal poo!

    Time: 11:00 am 3:00 pm

    Location: Central Gallery

    Family Days at TMAG are held on the last Sunday of each month.

    Sign up for the TMAG Family Newsletters and receive information about TMAGs School Holiday and Family Day programs early. Visit:

    Fabulous flora

    Come and meet some of TMAGs Herbarium curators.Find out about pressing plants, identifying leaves and see if you can guess the mystery object.

    Time: 11:00 am 3:00 pm

    Location: Museum Courtyard

    Open cottage

    The Private Secretarys Cottage is one of our oldest buildings and rarely opens to the public due to its age and condition. Come and explore this gem nestled amongst the TMAG buildings.

    Time: 11:00 am 1:00 pm

    Location: Private Secretarys Cottage (access from Link Foyer, Level 1)

    Backpacks and toolkits

    Borrow a Discovery Backpack or Museum Toolkit, filled with challenges, puzzles and tools, from the Visitor Information Desk. Backpacks map out quests throughout TMAG, while toolkits provide a set of hands-on tools for exploring our collection.

    Young visitors exploring a Discovery Backpack. Photo: Lucia Rossi