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Mawson’s Family Day

25aug10:00 am3:00 pmMawson’s Family DayMawson’s PlaceTIME10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Event Details

We couldn’t have the Australian Antarctic Festival without the ever-popular Family Fun Day.  So, it’s back!

The Family Fun Day is a free event that runs from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday 25 August 2024.

Fun Day activities will occur in Mawson Place, the concourse adjacent to the Waterside Pavilion and the lawns outside the Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum.

Come along and meet a sled dog team or one of our roving penguins, or maybe take the informative Polar Pathway Walk with an Antarctic expeditioner.

Immerse yourself in some Antarctic history and science experiments in the Mobile Antarctic Classroom.  Follow in the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson and his men, with fascinating facts, interesting artefacts, and engaging activities.

Then take a selfie as a memento of your visit in our snow tent.

Hobart Coffee Roasters will be joining us with a roving cart full of yummy snacks and a hot beverage to warm you up on a winter’s day.  And Variety Tasmania (the children’s charity) will be along for the ride with some of their quirky TasBash cars.

As an additional bonus, children 16 years and under can visit the Mawsons Hut Replica Museum free of charge if accompanied by an adult at a reduced special festival price of $10.




Mawson Place

Morrison Street & Argyle Street, Hobart


10:00 am – 3:00 pm


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