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National Arboretum guided walks in January: Fire and Water

Saturdays and Sundays in January

Hear about the origins of the Arboretum from the bush fires of 2001 and 2003 and how the Arboretum is managing fire risk now. Learn how water is being managed on site to maintain the health of the forests. Join your guide on this new walk and see some very rare trees from Australia and north Africa, including the Saharan and Moroccan cypresses - only about 230 of these trees are still growing in the wild. Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 11am. FREE.

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Ranger Guided Activities at Tidbinbilla

Year round

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers an extensive program of guided walks and activities and special school holiday activities throughout the year. Don't miss your chance to see Australian wildlife in this beautiful natural environment.

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School Holiday Arts and Crafts

9 - 20 January 2017

Looking for ways to entertain the kids in Canberra during the summer holidays? Relax and enjoy craft, games, books and fun at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Help build a large-scale fuzzy felt utopian city to connect with the Right to Shelter in Play Up. Weave stars as part of One Million Stars to End Violence project. Ideal for kids 0–12 years, with accompanying adult. No bookings required.

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Films at the National Film and Sound Archive

Year round

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) presents an extensive screening program and a range of special events throughout the year.

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The Popular Pet Show

4 November 2016 - 13 March 2017

The Popular Pet Show will express the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and celebrate their trusting, unpretentious ways.

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School Holidays at the Australian Institute of Sport

3 - 27 January 2017

Want to keep your kids active and entertained over the school holidays in a safe environment? School holidays at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has a focus on participation and having a good time. These programs are suitable for primary school aged children and will have your child exploring a world of fun, activity and adventure.

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School Holiday Movie Program: Pixar-Palooza!

11 - 20 January 2017

This January school holidays, discover (or rediscover) some classic films from Pixar Animations Studios, one of the most imaginative and exciting creative teams on the planet in Pixar-Palooza! at the National Film and Sound Archives.

From adventures with Princess Merida in Brave, to swimming the seas with Nemo and Dory, you'll meet characters and stories that excite and enchant.

Finding Nemo 3D - 11 January
Ratatouille - 12 January
Finding Dory - 13 January
The Incredibles - 18 January
Inside Out - 19 January
Brave - 20 January

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Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema Canberra

12 January - 19 February 2017

With music by day and movies by night, Openair Cinemas support local musicians and play a mix of favourite cult classics and hot new release films.

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Australia Day Festival: A World of History and Culture

19 - 26 January 2017

Dress up and celebrate the many cultures of Australia and the world. Enjoy music, dance, demonstrations, workshops, games, craft and family fun. This Australia Day Festival: A World of History and Culture is inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Some activities involve a small charge. Exhibition entry fees apply.

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Introduction to Circus Skills

20 January 2017

Warehouse Circus workshops are full of exciting and fun circus activities for all ages and skill levels. At this two hour workshop at the National Archives of Australia you'll learn a range of handheld circus activities ('manipulations') including juggling, diabolo, trick sticks, hula hoop, poi, plate spinning and more! There's also performance games, team activities and more!

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