As part of the National Capital Authority, the National Capital Exhibition complies with the high standards set by the Australian Tourism Industry Council in its management of NCA Attractions, visitors and staff and has therefore been recognised as an accredited tourism business.
The National Capital Authority has partnered with the National Capital Educational Tourism Project and eight other cultural institutions in Canberra to develop an online platform: Book Canberra Excursions.
We are now using the platform to book all school and non-school groups (adult social groups) into education programs at the National Capital Exhibition, Blundells Cottage and on guided walks throughout the National Triangle. This platform allows tour companies, schools and social groups to explore a range of programs in a variety of institutions in one place, making it easy to coordinate bookings and schedule itineraries, seeing availability online in real time.
The National Capital Authority education programs The Story of Canberra at the National Capital Exhibition and the guided walks How We Remember: ANZAC Parade memorials tour and Our Shared Journey: Reconciliation Place tour may now be booked as alternatives to the mandatory PACER institutions.
COVID-19 plan for the National Capital Exhibition
Things may look a little different onsite, but we will still have our signature program, The Story of Canberra, ready for you when you visit us at the National Capital Exhibition.
The National Capital Exhibition (NCE) welcomes you to the exhibition. We are committed to ensuring safe physical distancing between staff and visitors. There is visible signage throughout the exhibition to remind visitors of social distancing guidelines. Staff will be available to assist visitors and monitor the flow of people through the exhibition. Where NCE educators would usually encourage ‘hands on’ learning opportunities, adjustments have been made to ensure COVID-safe learning. There will be no 'hands on' or shared items provided, instead we will offer an interactive and student-centred learning program.
We have made hand sanitiser available to students, adults and staff to ensure they are able to maintain good personal hygiene. All students and adults need to use hand sanitiser upon entering the exhibition. When coughing and sneezing please cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue.
The NCE have increased the extent and the frequency of cleaning undertaken in the exhibition, Foundations Theatre and public spaces during opening hours. This is chiefly focused on areas with high touch points such as interactive screens, IPads, handrails and surfaces with high contact, such as the surrounds of the model of Canberra.
Staff have been told to stay home if they are unwell. Visitors are required to postpone their visit if feeling unwell. If a student or teacher is unwell upon arrival at the National Capital Exhibition we request they do not enter the building or participate in an education program. Finally, consider downloading the COVIDSafe app.
To talk to our bookings team, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6272 2902