Canberra: the capital of art and culture for the whole family

Australia's story through art and culture in Canberra

Not just content with being the nation's capital, Canberra has quickly become the capital of Australia's art and culture scene.

Not just content with being the nation's capital, Canberra has quickly become the capital of Australia's art and culture scene - and not just for adults. From the National Gallery of Australia to the Australian War Memorial, there's plenty for kids to do while visiting some of the most important institutions in Australia.

National Gallery of Australia

Currently the gallery offers creative art classes and workshops for kids. Or, sign up for meditation classes designed especially for little ones.

National Museum Australia

There's plenty on for kids at the National Museum Australia, during the school holidays children can design, make or draw their very own museum. And to celebrate Play School's 50th birthday, the museum is launching a new exhibition next month where kids can find their favourite toys, see the Rocket Clock in real life as well as look through the Round, Square and Arch windows.

Australian War Memorial

In the Discovery Zone, children explore five environments inspired by Australia's military history. They can climb, jump, crawl, touch and explore in all areas. The memorial also offers workshops and story time for kids during the school holidays.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

An afterDARK Bush Tucker Tour at the Australian National Botanic Gardens will be a highlight for little adventurers. As part of the tour, children can taste some bush tucker for themselves. They will also explore the different habitats within the garden, including a Rainforest Gully.