Places & Events that may interest you & your students

Here is a short list of some of the wonderful places and events in Canberra and surrounds that you could visit with your students.  We are very fortunate to have so many fabulous national institutions on our doorstep.  These are great resources and most have splendid education programs and personnel who would love you to contact them.  It is important for our students to feel part of the Canberra, and wider Australian, community, and an important part of acculturation is feeling comfortable about getting to these places.

National Musuem of Australia

National Portrait Gallery

National Film and Sound Archive

National Library of Australia – Treasures Gallery, special exhibitions and educational programs

Parliamentary Education Office, Parliament House

Old Parliament House and the Museum of Australian Democracy

Canberra Museum and Gallery, Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpe’s House, Mugga Mugga Cottage

Australian National Botanic Gardens

National Capital Teacehrs Pass image

We are spoilt in Canberra with so many fabulous educational opportunities within easy access. Did you know there is a National Capital Teachers Pass which provides “you, as an Australian teacher, with free access to the National Capital Attractions whilst visiting on weekends or school holidays giving you time to explore the opportunities available for planning an educational tour”?

Some of our members have already used this, and have this to say:

  • A really good way for beginning teachers to see what the city offers using the lens of education, especially EALD. – Robyn
  • Some institutions also provide “sample bags” and I think some gave a discount in the shops – this is listed on the advice that comes with the card. Well worth sending off for. – Lucy
  • I’ve used this for years, it’s fantastic! – Bronwyn

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