Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
|Location:||2 Invermay Road, Launceston, TAS|
|Phone:||03 6323 3777|
The QVMAG Museum at Inveresk is where you'll find the Phenomena Factory, a free-entry interactive science centre providing hands-on education for kids of all ages.
You can challenge yourself in the Perception Tunnel or test your reactions while you touch, switch, pull and crank your way around the Phenomena Factory, actively learning about science along the way. Exhibits also include Death at a Distance, Dice with Death, Sniff a Snack, and Squeeze and Serve - all from Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra.
You will also find the Jaffa Machine donated by Hydro Tasmania which turns human mechanical energy into kinetic energy. Crank the handle and sustain the energy output long enough and you'll be rewarded with a jaffa.
Also at QVMAG are the permanent exhibitions Tasmanian Connections, Transforming the Island, Replay>> Sporting Life in Tasmania, and the Heritage Trail.