Tuesday 20 December 2011 by krikra. No comments

Get the most out of summer in the national capital with blockbuster exhibitions and family programs at

Canberra’s top attractions.

From 1 January to 1 February 2012 look for the Summer Bonus Card brochure at selected cultural institutions, Canberra Centre and the Canberra Visitor and Information Centre. 

Detach the card from the brochure, slip it into your wallet and enjoy bonus benefits wherever you go.

Simply present your card at each attraction for great rewards, such as two-for-one offers, free posters, recipe booklets and parking vouchers, and special offers  at the Canberra Centre,

while stocks last.


Australian War Memorial

Free recipe booklet        

The Australian War Memorial is a special place for all Australians.  Over summer come along with your family and friends to discover the stories of Australia’s wartime nurses, explore world famous galleries and take part in our free family programs. 

Present your card at the Memorial Shop to receive a free 48-page colour recipe booklet: Australia’s Wartime Kitchen. 


Canberra Centre

Special offers from over 50 stores                  

Experience Canberra’s premier shopping attraction and cultural hub for fashion, dining and entertainment – Canberra Centre.

Located on Bunda Street, in the heart of the city, Myer and David Jones lead an outstanding collection of Australian and International fashion labels, along with a stunning range of specialty stores. Experience local and international cuisine at Canberra Centre’s North Quarter, where dining and entertainment culture thrive day and night with an array of award winning restaurants and Premium Class Dendy Cinemas.

Special Offer: Present your card at the Customer Service Lounge to join our VIP shoppers’ club and receive special offers from over 50 stores, plus all visitors residing outside a 100km radius will receive a bonus one day parking pass. Proof of residency is mandatory. One pass per person during the promotion period.

National Gallery of Australia

NGA Raphael

Free poster

Encounter paintings by great Italian artists in the stunning Renaissance exhibition and present your card at the Cloak Room to receive a Renaissance exhibition posters, free. 

Summer is your chance to see the Renaissance exhibition on display until 9 April 2012. The National Gallery of Australia shows seventy paintings by great Italian artists such as Raphael, Botticelli, Bellini and Titian. The exhibition highlights the amazing art of Early and High Renaissance Italy. These treasures from Bergamo will only be displayed in Canberra.  

National Library of Australia

Bookshop discounts

Present your card at the Book Shop for a 15% discount on current National Library exhibition catalogues: Handwritten and Library of Dreams.Bonus Handwritten poster. While stocks last.

Handwritten: ten centuries of manuscript treasures is an extraordinary exhibition featuring 100 unique manuscript treasures from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library).

Spanning more than 1000 years of history, the exhibition includes exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare letters, sketches and documents and priceless musical scores, each handwritten by major figures in literature, religion, science, exploration, philosophy and music. The exhibition is being shown only at the National Library of Australia so book your free ticket at nla.gov.au/exhibitions/handwritten. 

National Museum of Australia

Buy one tour, get one free

Learn more when you take a guided Museum tour showcasing Phar lap’s heart and the Holden Prototype. Tours are presented daily and last for one hour. Present this card to the Museum Information Desk, purchase one guided Museum tour and get another of equal value free.

The National Museum of Australia is a place where we can get to know the real, the treasured, the surprising and the inspirational objects from Australia's history - from a piece of ochre that was used to make Aboriginal art over 50,000 years ago, to Phar Lap's unusually large heart and the Holden Prototype No. 1.

The Museum is a place that celebrates our people and our culture of storytelling, where we come together to share stories of our unique and distinctive nation. Come and join the conversation. Be part of the story.

Note: Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Q Shop discounts

Present your card at the Q Shop to receive great discounts. Buy a 3D art bookmark for $2.50 (normally $6.95) and/or a Questacon solar-powered key ring for $2.50 (normally $5.95).

Limit of two items per customer.

Questacon’s brand new gallery Q Lab allows visitors to discover the fascination of scientific inquiry. Visitors can watch live science demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities with Questacon’s science communicators and visiting scientists.

With different hands-on activities every day, visitors to Q Lab can; make rocks float, use food dye with flowers to show capillary action, experiment with chemistry, see the microscopic world and extract DNA from peas.