The National Capital Authority offers a wide range of programs delivered over five sites. All programs are facilitated by staff and volunteer guides, however supervising adults must remain with students at all times. Most programs are not available on wee

National Capital Exhibition

The Story of Canberra: Educational Program

This program encompasses the past, present and future of the National Capital. Students will also have time to fill in an activity booklet, consider new designs for the city and explore the Exhibition at the end of their formal guided program.

  • Maximum of 90 students on weekdays
  • Maximum of 30 students on weekends
  • Includes a viewing of a film and the scale model animation
  • 60 minute program
  • 1 teacher per 30 students required

The Story of Canberra: self-guided weekend booking for students

Teachers will be equipped with a program sheet and students’ activity sheets to complete in the Exhibition. Our visitor staff will be on hand to assist with their excellent knowledge of Canberra, if needed.

  • Maximum of 90 students
  • Includes a viewing of a film and the scale model animation
  • 60 minute program
  • 1 teacher per 30 students required

Blundells Cottage

A Cottage in the Capital

Participants will learn about the long history of this humble home that has had a capital city grow around it. The site has been curated to create an immersive atmosphere, covering four occupants in different eras.

  • Maximum of 30 students
  • 60 minute program
  • 1 teacher per 30 students required

A Home for the Workers

Students will explore this special place and its surrounds, engaging with hands-on objects to gain an insight into how family life has changed and how it has remained the same over time. This program is designed for early learners to mid-primary groups.

  • Maximum of 30 students on weekdays
  • 60 minute program
  • 1 teacher per 10 students required

Walking Tours

Anzac Parade: How We Remember

Participants will interrogate the symbolism of these memorials and how Australia has chosen to honour conflict, service and sacrifice as public artworks.

  • Maximum of 60 students
  • Visits four memorials
  • 60 minute program
  • 1 teacher per 30 students required

Reconciliation Place: Our Shared Journey

This series of public artworks explore what Reconciliation means and why it is an important part of our past and future. Participants will explore public artworks and reflect on some of the events, people and concepts that are a part of our shared journey.

  • Maximum of 60 students
  • visits 10 artworks
  • 60 minute program
  • 1 teacher per 30 students required

Lake Burley Griffin: At the Heart of the City

Participants will learn about the Griffin design for our National Capital, exploring concepts such as garden city design, town planning and the land and water axis.

  • Maximum of 60 students
  • 60 minute program
  • 1 teacher per 30 students required

Download instructions to build iconic Canberra landmarks here.