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Why you'll love Shine Dome

  • Iconic Architecture: Host your event at the historic Shine Dome, a National Heritage-listed landmark with unique and innovative design.
  • Inspiring Scientific Ambiance: Immerse your guests in an atmosphere of innovation and discovery, perfectly suited for conferences, seminars, and educational events.
  • Culinary Excellence: Elevate your event with exquisite food and beverage options, combining the best of science and culinary artistry.

The Australian Academy of Science's Shine Dome and its custom-designed furniture were created to reflect the inquiring and innovative nature of science. It was the first Canberra building to be added to the National Heritage List, for its historical and architectural significance. The objectives of the academy are to promote science and science education through a wide range of activities. A Canberra landmark since its construction in 1959, the Shine Dome has received numerous awards and is one of seven projects the Royal Australian Institute of Architects has nominated to the World Register of Significant Twentieth Century Architecture.

Shine Dome Function Rooms

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We have a variety of venue spaces for small to large groups. The grand Ian Wark Theatre is the centerpiece, with the other spaces, most with large windows, located on the building's outer curve. If you're seeking an alternative to boxy and...

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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
Coffee / Tea
External Catering
Filtered Water

Audio Visual Equipment (AV)

Video Conferencing

Other Amenities & Extras

Air Con
Flip Chart
Natural light
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Space
Pens & Paper