Find something to float your boat at QVMAG these school holidays

Summer school holiday fun at QVMAG


Media release issued Friday 10 December 2021 

Launceston families will be invited to make waves at the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk in a bumper Term 4 school holiday program that will challenge participants to sink or swim.

A huge range of family activities are included in the program, including crafts, chalk art, Planetarium shows and a Build a Boat challenge that's bound to make a splash.

Families and friends will be invited to compete in teams to build the boat that can hold the most weight, or build the highest straw tower.

Victory will see the winning team named the #ChallengeDayWinner and claiming the challenge day prize.

The school holidays will also see the return of the popular free craft program, Make It Place, with families invited to explore a range of themed crafts in the QVMAG Community Gallery space.

The free Chalk Art Sessions will see the Museum courtyard brought to life with colourful creations of all sizes, from all ages.

The Launceston Planetarium will welcome a new Planetarium show just in time for the school holiday break.

Tyco goes to Mars, will allow families to explore the magic of space with resident QVMAG astronomer, Chris Arkless.

The popular Museum Clue Hunt is back for another school holiday season, with families invited to find all the clues to enter the competition, with one lucky winner taking home a QVMAG prize pack at the end of the school holidays.

City of Launceston Deputy Mayor Danny Gibson said the school holiday series at QVMAG would create the perfect outing for families this summer season.

"It's always wonderful to see a range of interactive activities like the QVMAG school holiday series on offer for families in Northern Tasmania" Deputy Mayor Gibson said.

"Families have absolutely loved the Make It Place craft series throughout 2021, so it's great to see this free activity available again alongside a range of new activities.

"QVMAG plays an important role in the lives of our Northern Tasmanian community, and programs such as this are valuable opportunities for families to connect with science, art and history in a fun and creative way."

General Manager of Creative Arts and Culture Shane Fitzgerald said the Museum at Inveresk will be the place to be for family fun throughout the school holidays.

"We have a lot happening at QVMAG Inveresk throughout the school holidays, creating a fun go-to location for families in Northern Tasmania in the holiday break," Mr Fitzgerald said.

"Whether you're expressing your creativity through a large-scale chalk drawing in the courtyard, entering one of our family fun challenge days, or exploring the universe with the Planetarium; QVMAG is the place to be this summer."

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