Learning Programs

Education at QVMAG

School Holiday Program

QVMAG School Holiday programs are available for children aged 5 to 12 years and run according to the Tasmanian School Holiday schedule. 

The next School holiday program will run in late January 2019 (TBC).

Join our email list and be among the first to find out about our school holiday program by sending your name and email address to bookings@qvmag.tas.gov.au



QVMAG Playgroup is held at the Museum at Inveresk every Wednesday.  

Children aged two to six years and parents, carers and grandparents are welcome to attend the fun, creative and educational sessions. 

Please note for your comfort and safety our Learning Centre has a maximum capacity of 45 visitors. 

Term 4 2018 Playgroup Schedule(PDF, 2MB)  

To register for Playgroup, please complete the Booking Consent form(DOCX, 108KB) and return to bookings@qvmag.tas.gov.au

Full term attendance (one session free)
Standard $80.00
QVMAG Friends $72.00

Casual attendance
Standard $10.00
QVMAG Friends $9.00

Please note Payment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable.

To register, please return a completed Playgroup Registration form to our Bookings Officer


Spiders are coming to QVMAG at Inveresk from 30 June - 28 October 2018. 

Come face-to-face with live Australian Tarantulas, Giant Water Spiders, deadly Funnel-webs and Redbacks.

Have a dance-off with a Peacock Spider, hold a virtual spider, test the strength of spider silk and feel web vibrations, all using the Questacon-engineered interactive exhibits. 

School special

Book your class in to visit the Spiders Exhibition, and get an Amazing Arachnids Interactive Activity as a free bonus. Cost $5 per student. Please contact education@qvmag.tas.gov.au to secure a spot for your class. Please note places are limited. 


Art Competitions

Each year QVMAG celebrates three major artistic competitions for young people: ArtStart, Art High and ArtRage. 

ArtStart is open to Primary aged students. 

The next ArtStart theme for Term Four 2018 is Cobwebs, tangles and networks. It focuses on the visual effects that can be achieved when reflecting upon both natural and man-made connections between nature and humans. More information coming soon. 

Our competitions encourage young people to use a range of art mediums to explore assigned themes. 

Entries are displayed at the Art Gallery at Royal Park. 

Artrage exhibits works by Tasmanian students at college level. Held annually, the event regularly attracts vibrant, thought-provoking pieces by a new generation of creative professionals. 

Phenomena Factory

The Phenomena Factory at the Museum at Inveresk is an interactive and exciting science centre providing hands-on education for kids of all ages.