National Science Week

TMAG is involved with a range of exciting activities to celebrate National Science Week 2017 this August. See below for more details or view the full National Science Week Tasmanian program here.

Festival of Bright Ideas (FOBI)

‘What about the museum of tomorrow?’

Come and visit TMAG at the Festival of Bright Ideas (FOBI), chat with TMAG staff, look at intriguing specimens and find out about why and what museums collect and how that may advance the science of the future. The Friday session of FOBI is for pre-booked school groups, however all are welcome to the public session on Saturday.

Date: Saturday 12 August
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Princes Wharf No 1
For more information, visit the FOBI website

Into the Vaults

TMAG will throw open the doors to our Zoology Collection and the Tasmanian Herbarium for special free after-hours behind the scenes tours. Spaces are limited, so book now – see below for more information.

An Evening at the State’s Zoology Collection - THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
Date: Tuesday 15 August
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: TMAG Collections and Research Facility, 5 Winkleigh Place, Rosny
For more information, visit the website

An Evening at the Tasmanian Herbarium - THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
Date: Wednesday 16 August
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Tasmanian Herbarium, 1 College Road, Sandy Bay
For more information, visit the website

Beaker Street @ TMAG

Across three late-night openings, Beaker Street @ TMAG will feature presentations, hands-on workshops, talks, films and competitions, as well as a range of food and beverages. Patrons should note this late night event is licensed and has been designed for a mature audience.

Dates: Friday 18 – Sunday 20 August
Times: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Friday and Saturday), 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Sunday)
Location: TMAG City Site, Dunn Place
Free entry
For more information, visit the website or download the BeakerStreet@TMAG Handbook

National Science Week Family Day

A day of free family fun for all ages to celebrate National Science Week.

Date: Sunday 20 August
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: TMAG City Site, Dunn Place

Download a program of events



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 here.
To view the August 2017 program, click here.

1:30 pm
Winter Highlight Tour
Learn more about TMAG’s exciting stories in this special tour of our buildings and 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 Tuesday - 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 website.



Join TMAG's dedicated Art Guides for a lively program of artist demonstrations, talks and practical workshops.

Date: Sunday 3 September 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Centre for Learning and Discovery Studio

No bookings required, however be early to secure a place.


Family Day

Family Days at TMAG are changing. Rather than presenting them every month, we will be holding Family Days approximately every two months throughout the year. They will still be on a Sunday although not always on the last Sunday of the month, to take advantage of the many exciting temporary exhibitions and other events that take place at TMAG.

The new format will see our Family Days become a little bit bigger and with a few more options for older children as well as lots of traditional favourites to engage pre-schoolers and younger children.

The new format Family Days will kick off with a special National Science Week event on Sunday 20 August. To get the latest information about Family Days, sign up to the TMAG E-news, follow TMAG on Facebook and Twitter or check back to this page.


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.

Download the May - July 2017 program


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For more great arts experiences in and around Hobart, visit the Tasmanian Arts Guide.