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Conveniently located in a tranquil park setting in the city centre, Crowne Plaza Canberra puts you close to all the major attractions as well as being only steps away from shops, restaurants and a movie theatre.
Wake up refreshed to enjoy breakfast together before a fun day out with at the ever popular Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. Enjoy interactive and hands-on science experiences for both the young and the young-at-heart. Questacon was opened in 1988 and continues to hold its place as one of the city’s top attractions and a must-do for families visiting Canberra.
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Get ready to experience science in extraordinary ways at Questacon.
With over 200 interactive exhibits to explore, across eight themed galleries, there’s something for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Free-fall down a six metre slide, freeze your own shadow, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey. The youngest scientists will enjoy Mini Q as they play, discover and learn in a gallery specifically for 0-6 year olds.
No visit to Questacon is complete without watching—or even starring in— a Spectacular Science Show. These entertaining shows change daily and feature explosive demonstrations that will have you on the edge of your seat.
At Questacon you’ll discover the smarter way to have fun.
Open daily between 9 am and 5 pm (closed 25 December)
King Edward Terrace, Canberra, ACT, 2600
Extend your holiday in Canberra and enjoy a great range of other family-friendly activities. There are special events and programs on during the Canberra school holidays as well as attractions and activities available year round.
During winter, enjoy a fun snow experience at Corin Forest, located around 45 minutes drive from Crowne Plaza Canberra. Activities including toboganning, a beginners ski slope and snow play.
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is around 40 minutes drive from the city centre. There is a large wetlands ecosystem with a wheelchair accessible pathway, 22 marked trails for short walks to all day bushwalks and a Nature Discovery Playground. Ranger-guided activities are held on selected days during weekends and school holidays.
For something closer to the hotel, hire bicycles (available at Concierge) and enjoy a leisurely ride around the Lake. Visit the Australian National Botanic Gardens to enjoy a picnic on the lawns, take a stroll along one of the walks or discover the diverse flora and fauna. The National Arboretum Canberra has a fabulous playground – the Pod Playground – set in a stunning location.
The sports fans in your life will enjoy a guided tour of the Australian Institute of Sport, Australia’s premier elite sports precinct. Included in the tour price is the chance to experience Sportex, an interactive sports exhibit. Stromlo Forest Park is a popular destination for bike-loving families, with over 50km of cross-country trails. For indoor adventure, there’s the Skyzone trampoline park or Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing – check out the school holidays special offer.
Particularly during the school holidays in Canberra, you’ll find many art and craft workshops specifically designed for children and families. Check out what’s on at Canberra’s galleries and attractions including the National Portrait Gallery, the Canberra Glassworks, the Museum of Australian Democracy and the National Gallery of Australia.
Throughout the year you’ll find all sorts of theatre and live performances in Canberra that are suitable for families. Check out the Canberra Theatre Centre‘s program. During the school holidays, many of the national attractions in Canberra show films for little to no cost.
Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability. Offer includes accommodation for 2 adults and up to 2 children per room with buffet breakfast for a minimum length of stay of 2 nights or more. Extra bed available subject to an extra charge and availability. If you book 2 rooms the hotel will endeavour to provide adjoining rooms (subject to availability). Rates also qualify for IHG® Rewards Club Points. A credit card guarantee will be required upon booking for rate prepayment. Tax, service charge, credit card surcharges as applicable. Cancellation and no show policy apply. Blackout dates may apply. Visit ihgrewardsclub.com for details. Other terms and conditions may apply, please visit the hotels booking page for further details.