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Learning Destinations

Learning Destinations are continuously providing exciting learning opportunities and activities.

We highly recommend all visitors phone Learning Destinations in advance, in case there needs to be prior bookings and/or other considerations regarding COVID safety.

Listed below are some of our Learning Destinations by region:

Sample our online activities

North

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Check out the awesome range of exhibitions, displays and artworks at QVMAG. Everything from dinosaurs to shipwrecks and a whole lot more! QVMAG is open daily from 10 am.

For further information:

Call on (03) 6323 3777

Visit Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

PCYC Launceston

There are plenty of activities happening after school and on weekends at PCYC Launceston. Have you ever tried Coding, Gym Fun, Aikido or Trampolining? PCYC Launceston also has a Public Rockwall!

For school holiday programme 2021 (January 4th – 31st), visit PCYC Launceston.

Call on (03) 6344 2411

Launceston Tramway Museum

There are many opportunities to journey through Tasmania’s tramway past at the Launceston Tramway Museum.  The Museum is tram-packed with adventure, complete with a 1940’s tram ride and conductors ready to stub your tickets. The Museum is located between the Blue Cafe and Launceston Big Picture School. The Museum will close on 24 December 2020 and reopen on 4 January 2021.

For further information:

Call on (03) 6334 8334

Visit Launceston Tramway Museum

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site

Explore Hydro Tasmania’s first hydro power station commissioned in 1916 – a unique vision that changed the shape of Tasmania. Tour through the turbine hall, with its mighty Pelton wheel turbines that first began generating electricity over a century ago. The original machinery at Waddamana has been faithfully restored and an exhibition of historical photographs and memories give an insight into what life was like in the early days of this small but social village deep in the Central Highlands. Open daily from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free for all visitors.

Location: 2693 Waddamana Road, Waddamana, Tasmania (located halfway between Bothwell and Miena)

For more info call on (03) 6259 6120 or 1300 360 441

Visit Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site

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South

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

TMAGCheck out the awesome range of exhibitions, displays and artworks at TMAG. Everything from Tasmanian Tigers to Antarctic wonders, and a whole lot more! Bookings are essential.

For further information:

Call on (03) 6165 7000

Visit Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Port Arthur Historic Site

Discover the fascinating history of Port Arthur through the ‘Hidden Stories’ Activity Book. Find out more about Port Arthur’s history in the Asylum Museum where hundreds of original artefacts are on display.

For further information:

Call on 1800 659 101

Visit Port Arthur Historic Site.

Pooseum

At the Pooseum talking about poo is not taboo. A fun, unique and family friendly activity. You’ll learn more about poo than you ever thought possible. Free entry is available for Children’s University members, but members must be accompanied by an adult family member. Adult entry tickets are $16 ($14 for 65+yrs).

To avoid disappointment please book your tickets in advance at https://pooseum.com.au/tickets.

Call on 0413 802 206

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North West

Devonport Regional Gallery

Check out a range of amazing artworks at Devonport Regional Gallery, and why not have a go at their home art activities – material packs can be collected from the front counter at the Gallery!

For further information:

Call on (03) 6420 2900

Visit Devonport Regional Gallery

Burnie Regional Art Gallery

See the awesome artworks at Burnie Regional Art Gallery, currently open Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm and Saturday 11am – 4.00pm. Closed Sunday and Public Holidays.

For further information and bookings:

Call on (03) 6430 5875

Visit Burnie Regional Art Gallery

Makers’ Workshop

Burnie's iconic visitor attraction offers something for everyone, including an art gallery, historic displays, café, gift shop and visitor information centre. Open Thursday to Monday 9.30am – 4.30pm.

For further information:

Call on (03) 6430 5831

Visit Makers’ Workshop

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Explore the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European exploration, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, creation of the Port City of Devonport and naval history. Open 7 days a week, 10am – 3pm.

For further information:

Call on (03) 6420 2790

Visit Bass Strait Maritime Centre

West Coast

Galley Museum (Queenstown)

This awesome museum has a huge collection of items and photos spread across 30 different rooms. From sport and royalty to mining and military – you will be amazed at what you will discover at the Galley Museum!

For further information, call on (03) 6471 1483.

Reflections Exhibition @ West Coast Visitor Information Centre (Strahan)

Have fun learning about the amazing West Coast region whilst walking through rainforest and cave exhibits! Grab an activity sheet and find out things to tell your friends about.

For further information, call on 1800 352 200.

Bushwalking Fun

There are so many awesome places to go bushwalking in Tasmania! Download and complete this Activity Sheet (PDF 190KB) so that you can get a stamp for sharing your bushwalking experience. Don’t forget to add a photo or draw a picture for your School Coordinator.