IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19 Response

National Capital Attractions

While we are looking forward to schools visiting Canberra again when life returns to normal, we want to stay connected with you where we can. Canberra’s attractions have many online learning resources and activities, that may provide a support to schools, whether students are at home or in the classroom. These resources are based on curriculum themes of civics and citizenship, STEM, Australian history, art and culture. Links to these resources can be found on each attraction’s web page.
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ACT Historic Places

Lanyon Homestead Lanyon Homestead, at the foot of the Brindabellas, is one of Australia’s premier historic properties. Located…
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Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)

Experience the AIS Discover Australia’s premier elite sport precinct. Sport is Australia’s passion, so get into the spirit and…
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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Come to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and discover the rich stories of Australia’s unique plants in a vibrant outdoor…
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Australian War Memorial

Our continuing story The Australian War Memorial is committed to creating the best possible learning experience for your…
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Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is a vital part of NASA’s Deep Space Network, sending and receiving data and…
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Canberra Glassworks

Can your students handle the heat? Fire up your curriculum with a hand-on excursion to Canberra Glassworks. A visit to the…
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Canberra Museum and Gallery

A vibrant place in the heart of  the city, Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) celebrates the region’s social history and visual…
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Cockington Green Gardens

A visit to our unique display provides an opportunity for students to experience some of the world’s great buildings, in just one…
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CSIRO Discovery

CSIRO is Australia’s leading scientific agency. We are solving the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology…
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Geoscience Australia

The Geoscience Australia  Education Centre offers curriculum-linked education programs designed to immerse students in hands-on…
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Government House

Government House sits on Lake Burley Griffin. It is a heritage listed building and various historic parts of the property have to…
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High Court of Australia

The High Court of Australia decides important questions of law for the nation.
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Local smaller Attractions

Visiting schools may wish to include some of the smaller local attractions available in Canberra as part of their itinerary. …
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MoAD (Museum of Australian Democracy)

MoAD (Museum of Australian Democracy) is located in the spiritual home of Australian democracy— Old Parliament House. Learn more…
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Mount Stromlo Observatory

Evening visits A typical evening visit starts with a welcome by professional astronomers, followed by a behind-thescenes tour of…
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Mt Ainslie Lookout

I f you want to really understand the essence of Walter Burley Griffin’s plan for the National Capital, a visit to Mount Ainslie…
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Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

ONLINE RESOURCES Online classroom package – Guided or Self-guided STEM learning packages for different age groups. Virtual…
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National Arboretum

Discover one of Canberra’s top tourist destinations! With spectacular views over the city, visit the National Arboretum’s Village…
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National Archives of Australia

Challenge your students The voices of Australia since Federation can be heard throughout the National Archives. The national…
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National Capital Exhibition

Taking part in an education program at the National Capital Exhibition gives a sense of place to every Canberra excursion.…
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National Dinosaur Museum

History and Science collide to reveal the prehistoric giants of the past. Australia’s National Dinosaur Museum, one of Canberra’…
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National Electoral Education Centre

Experience Australia’s federal electoral system at the National Electoral Education Centre and immerse your students in the power…
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National Film and Sound Archive

Spark your students’ imagination! Experience the amazing world of Australian film, television, radio, music and video gaming to…
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National Gallery of Australia

Students engage creatively and critically as they look, think, make and talk about art with curriculum aligned programs for all…
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National Library of Australia

Books are just the start of the story at the National Library of Australia! Our fascinating behind the scenes tours are full of…
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National Museum of Australia

Visit the National Museum of Australia and get hands-on with the history and cultures of Australia. Onsite Programs Become…
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National Portrait Gallery

On the face of it The National Portrait Gallery is a cultural institution where students will discover a veritable roll call of…
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National Zoo and Aquarium

Unlike any other zoo experience, students visiting the National Zoo & Aquarium are immersed into the life of the wild.…
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Parliament House

A visit to Parliament House engages and challenges students of all ages while they learn about Australia’s representative…
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Questacon

At Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, discover a smarter way to have fun! Questacon, in Canberra’s…
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Royal Australian Mint

Visit Visit the Royal Australian Mint to: Learn how coins are made and make your own $1 coin (cost of $3) See robots at work…
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Telstra Tower

Telstra Tower rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain and provides unsurpassed 360-degree views of Canberra and…
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The Big Issue Classroom

The Big Issue Classroom is a chance for school groups to gain first-hand insights into social issues such as homelessness and…