The Mobile Antarctic Classroom Australian Antarctic Festival Tours

Touring around Tasmania ahead of the Australian Antarctic Festival helping to foster an interest and understanding in Antarctic and Southern Ocean science.

Join us at one of the locations below to experience the fun of a snow tent and learn about: Australia’s Antarctic history; plate tectonics; magnetism; climate; Antarctic animals; and more.

All Events

06aug3:00 pm4:00 pmMAC Tour CygnetCYGNET SPORTS CENTRETIME3:00 pm – 4:00pm

07aug3:00 pm4:00 pmMAC Tour OatlandsOATLANDS LIBRARYTIME3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

08aug3:00 pm4:00 pmMAC Tour Campbell TownTOWN HALLTIME3:00 pm – 4:00pm

09aug2:30 pm3:30 pmMAC Tour St HelensST HELENS LIBRARYTIME2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

10aug10:00 am3:00 pmMAC Tour LauncestonQUEEN VICTORIA MUSEUM AND ART GALLERYTIME10:00 am – 3:00 pm

12aug4:30 pm8:00 pmMAC Tour SmithtonCIRCULAR HEAD COMMUNITY AND RECREATION CENTRETIME4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

13aug3:00 pm4:00 pmMAC Tour BurnieBURNIE REGIONAL MUSEUMTIME3:00 pm – 4:00pm

14aug2:00 pm3:00 pmMAC Tour DevonportBASS STRAIT MARITIME CENTRETIME2:00 pm – 3:00pm

15aug3:00 pm4:00 pmMAC Tour New NorfolkNEW NORFOLK LIBRARYTIME3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

16aug3:00 pm4:00 pmMAC Tour HuonvilleHUON VALLEY PCYCTIME3:00 pm – 4:00pm


An interactive and engaging presentations of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science incorporating demonstrations, activities, and a snow tent for school-aged audiences.


The Australian Antarctic Festival takes place at several venues, the majority of which are either on, or close by to, the bustling Hobart waterfront.