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Shine Dome Open Day

Black and white aerial photo of the Shine Dome
Black and white aerial photo of the Shine Dome

Overview

The iconic, heritage-listed Shine Dome will be opening its doors to the public as part of the 2024 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

The Dome has been a much-loved feature of the Canberra landscape since its award-winning construction in 1959, and was National Heritage listed in 2005. Its modernist fittings and furnishings are timeless and elegant, and its spaces airy and retro-futuristic.

Fellows and staff of the Australian Academy of Science will be conducting tours and sharing fascinating secrets from the construction of the unique building to the present day. There will be a movie screening of ‘The Dish’ in the Ian Wark theatre and will be finishing the day with ‘Dinner under the Dome’ in the Jaeger Room.

Food can be purchased onsite from a selection of local food vendors. You are encouraged to pack a picnic blanket, bring your family and friends, and enjoy the gardens surrounding the Dome.

If you would like to take part in one of the scheduled tours, the movie screening or the dinner, please click the booking link for more information. Bookings are strictly limited and will close a week before the event unless sold out prior.

Dates

27 Apr 2024
April 2024
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Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
The Shine Dome15 Gordon Street, The Shine Dome, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet