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Stunning masterpiece

This building combines both futuristic as well as classical architecture yet is both a time warp... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Frances S
Melbourne, Australia
A great looking venue for hosting 'Dan of the Space Age'!

Have attended a couple of events here, most recently during National Science Week - 'Australian... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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27 May 2018
“Stunning masterpiece”
17 Aug 2017
“A great looking venue for hosting 'Dan of the Space Age'!”
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9 Gordon St | Acton, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 9386 4544
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This building combines both futuristic as well as classical architecture yet is both a time warp and a living/breathing beauty - a testament to science!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Frances S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Have attended a couple of events here, most recently during National Science Week - 'Australian Satellites and Where to Find them' (2017-08-15). Great venue for a series of space-related of talks. Although a little difficult to find the Mens' Toilet!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

One of my favourite buildings in Canberra! To think it was built in the 1950's astounds me as it is still so futuristic. It is always nice to walk around this area with an art deco master piece across the road, that is, the National...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

For a structure built in the late 1950s this has stood the test of time, still looking futuristic decades later. It's really earned its heritage listing. The interior is not normally open, but if you ever get the chance to see the lecture theatre inside...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank AstroBloke
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was the striking design of 1959 that saw a home for the Academy. It remains a unusual building but you are unable to go inside. Well worth a quick look and a photo.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank zzrbell
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This some was so prominent that it was part of the must see attractions in Canberra. My son had no idea of this as we visited the sound museum across the road. To me this says "this is Canberra " an all Australian designed and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank tigger2594
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I never went inside, but I walked past here every morning and evening during my stay here. It always stood out and it is very unique compared to other Australian buildings.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 13 January 2016

As a boy I went to school in the 1960s at the old Canberra High School, which is just a hop step and a jump to the Australian Academy of Science. At lunchtimes and often after school I would go across and visit, fascinated by...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank David B
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Where the University meets the Canberra Centre. This unique lecture theatre with an exterior so memorable. Where Bob Brown (Greens founder) & Don Chipp (Democrats founder) had their No Dam lecture in the early 1980, the Seekers showed so modern in the 1970s. This dome...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 6 July 2015

40 years ago the Australian Academy of Science (the dome) was a regular tourist attraction in Canberra. Over time it has somehow slipped from that public prominence. Now heritage listed, and once the largest free standing concrete dome in the world, the dome is located...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank 65Graham65
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