National Capital Exhibition, Canberra

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  • Arrived at 4.00 on 27th December was told despite advertised opening hours exhibition was closed. Asked staff and was explained that they would keep public holiday hours between Christmas and NYD. Dis...  more »
  • We were actually dropping in to the information centre and a staff member answered our question and also suggested we might want to visit the National Capital Exhibition to see the development of Canb...  more »
  • The National Capital Exhibition tells the story of Canberra, capital of Australia. There are several interactive displays which make the place interesting. The exhibition illustrates Canberra's vital ...  more »
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  • Floriarde wonderful experience took grandchildren they too were fascinated and in awe. The displays were creative and well thought out. A lot of people including myself took the chance to photograph the venue sights . The lake water features due crowds especially the globe. Food prices up market prices not all that suitable for ordinary families. Only thing purchased on way out was an ice cream at regular pricing. The walk was at least near 2km away from where car was parked. But am pleased we saw it. Highly recommend to view .
  • Good tourist starting point for Canberra. There maps and you ask the friendly staff about things you might be interested to do. You can also get a nice view if the captain Cook fountain from here. Ask the staff about spouting times.
  • Great views of the lake and canberra buildings. New interpretative centre on the Building on Canberra. Light meals / snacks and coffee. Not enough time spent there.
  • We go on the first Friday of the month during school time for Little Griffin's Club. My 2yo and I start with puzzles, then the leader presents a story and a couple of songs before we build with the Duplo (all along a theme). Beautiful view from the windows and a little bit of space to explore. Usually we stop at the playground just outside afterwards unless Floriade is on.
  • We were here for Floriade 2017. The place was well maintained, enough facilities, pleasant overall. Our overseas visitor, in particular, had a wonderful time!

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