EXPLORE the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) during the upcoming October school holidays and celebrate Spring with a giant program of wild activities that will take you from the bush to Antarctica – from kids’ films to stop animation.
Over four days, from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 October, the Super Spring Holiday Program at TMAG is suitable for all ages, offering a range of hands-on activities alongside daily screenings of films by young people from the MyState Student Film Festival and more.
For families looking to enjoy the Spring sunshine, there will be daily activities in TMAG’s Welcome Garden.
Children can get creative and make their own moss pot out of a plastic milk carton as part of ‘Small and Wild’.
Later in the week, join ‘Nature. Be in it.’ for a bush play workshop and learn how to create from nature.
Make swings, cubby houses, natural paints, bush necklaces, potions, mixtures and more.
Over in the Courtyard, join TMAG’s Aboriginal Learning Facilitators to learn about how signs and symbols can be inspired by the natural world and make your own printings in the ‘puwinya nayri/Good Spring’ activity.
Later in the week, learn about the effect of microplastics on the marine environment in ‘Micro and Macro’, and create your own marine ‘minibeast’ from waste materials, but make sure they don’t actually enter the ocean.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to voyage to Antarctica?
On show for the entire school holidays within TMAG’s Central Gallery, TMAG has partnered with the Australian Antarctic Division to showcase a special Lego model display of the RSV Nuyina.
Discover all the hidden detail in this giant model of Australia’s newest Antarctic icebreaker.
Attention all master Lego builders.
TMAG has teamed up with the fantastic crew at Bricks 4 Kidz who will be offering daily Lego building sessions adjacent to the RSV Nuyina Icebreaker model.
Explore the icebreaker and build your own icebreaker or things you might see on the voyage, using your creative building skills.
Other highlights of the holiday program include regular ‘Story Time’ sessions of the classic children’s book ‘Possum Magic’, ‘Stop Motion’ animation workshops aimed at older children, and painting and drawing skills sessions with TMAG’s educators in My Place from Above.
Visitors can also see the adorable new display of Paddington Bears in the Young Collector case.
You can also enjoy a last chance to explore the ‘West: Out on the Edge’ exhibition and its accompanying ‘West Quest’ trail.
All sessions and activities within the Super Spring Holiday Program are free and all materials supplied.
Bookings are essential and can be made at www.tmag.tas.gov.au.