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The Antarctica Experience

Explore a day in the life of Antarctic scientists in this immersive virtual reality adventure. Costs apply.

Beyond the Milky Way

Journey to the edge of the universe in this 360-degree virtual reality experience. Costs apply.

Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

Open daily, bookings essential. Free for those with Friends memberships.

Until 12 Feb 23, free 2023 Australian of the Year
Until 12 Feb 23, free Belonging
Until 13 Feb 23, free Asia TOPA
10 Feb 23, costs apply Night at the Museum: Queer
Daily, costs apply First Australians tour
Various dates, Friends exclusive, costs apply Drawing workshops: The Female Form with Naomi Zouwer
Various dates, costs apply Feared and Revered quiet hours
Prime Minister opens Walking through a Songline

Prime Minister the Hon Anthony Albanese MP recently launched Walking through a Songline in Phnom Penh, as part of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Cambodia.

History Makers

Watch the prize-winning student videos in full now.

Aerial view of The National Museum of Australia on Acton Peninsula, Canberra.

Access to the Museum via road and paved pedestrian path remains unchanged while the NCA works to remove small pieces of asbestos.

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Summer Appeal

Make a donation to our new sound installation for the Garden of Australian Dreams.


Join for free Discovery Centre entry and discounts for major exhibitions and in our Shop.

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