Come face to face with the famous, the infamous and the sometimes forgotten icons of Australian history at the National Portrait Gallery. Experience, celebrate and be inspired by the spirit of democracy through the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House’s collections and exhibitions. Visit the Treasures Gallery and see beautiful, rare and unexpected gems from the National Library of Australia’s extraordinary collection.
Free fall six metres down a vertical slide, surprise your sense in the Perception Deception gallery or be shaken by an earthquake, as you uncover the mysteries of science at Questacon. Explore Canberra’s major landmarks from land or water. The central basin of picturesque Lake Burley Griffin is a hub of activity, especially in the warmer months. Get active with rowing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boating.