Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Weekdays 9am-5pm Weekends 10am-4pm Closed Xmas Day and Boxing Day
Session Times

Session Times

On the hour
Session Duration

Session Duration

60 minutes
Facilitated Program

Facilitated Program

Fully facilitated (teacher must attend)
Group Size

Group Size

Max: 90 (3 groups of 30)
entry fees

Entry Fees

Free entry
Teacher to Student Ratio

Teacher to Student Ratio

Supervision ratio 1:15

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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. Developing an understanding of the story of our capital assists students to appreciate every place they visit, making this an essential stop for all ages. Every program includes viewing a film on Canberra’s history and a scale model of the city.

Onsite education

Our national capital is a fully planned, modern city built into an ancient landscape. The design and creation of Canberra has links to the Australian Curriculum for Civics and Citizenship, as well as History. Each program includes both presenter-led and hands-on activities so students can discover the ‘why, where, how and who’ of the city they are visiting.

Opening hours

The Exhibition is open 9 am—5 pm weekdays, 10 am—4 pm weekends, closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day



Online Resources

Online resources assist with introducing students to the story of the National Capital of Australia.

NCA Education Resources

HIstory of the National Capital

NCA Videos 

From This to That, The Story of the National Capital (Lisa Elliott)

Marion,The Woman Behind Two Thrones (Roslyn Hull)

View to a View, Planning Australia’s National Capital (Kate Collins)