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Take a guided tour, try our virtual reality experiences or join a free host talk across our galleries, Gandel Atrium and garden spaces.

Find more details at the Information Desk, where you can also collect a free birdwatching booklet about birds you might see at the Museum.

Virtual reality adventures

The Antarctica Experience VR

Explore a day in the life of Antarctic scientists. Weekends until 24 March 2024, costs apply.

Beyond the Milky Way VR

Experience one of the greatest international scientific endeavours in history. Weekends until 24 March 2024, costs apply.

Self-guided tours

Discovering Ancient Egypt

Use your own device to take our free adults, kids and Auslan tours.

Take our free Material World tour

Explore the story of design with curator Lyndon Anderson.

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The National Museum brings to life the rich stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events. Explore our exhibitions, experiences and events online and in Canberra.

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