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The Antarctica Experience

Explore a day in the life of Antarctic scientists in this immersive virtual reality adventure. Fri–Sun until 6 April then daily from 7 to 25 April, costs apply.

Beyond the Milky Way

Journey to the edge of the universe in this 360-degree virtual reality experience. Fri–Sun until 6 April then daily from 7 to 25 April, costs apply.

Autumn school holiday program – The Bunyip and the Stars

Join an expert from Mount Stromlo Observatory to learn about the stars and hear stories from the sky. From 11 to 20 April, costs apply.

Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

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

Until 13 Aug 23, free Belonging
Daily, free Gandel Atrium
Daily, free First Australians
Four Australian Aboriginal spears taken by James Cook to be returned to traditional owners

Trinity College Cambridge makes decision to repatriate spears to the La Perouse Aboriginal community.

Prime Minister opens Walking through a Songline

Prime Minister the Hon Anthony Albanese MP recently launched Walking through a Songline in Phnom Penh.

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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Annual Appeal 2023

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