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Our biggest award is seeing the smiles on our visitors’ faces and their engagement with our various exhibitions, programs and shows.

But we are also thrilled when our peers and other professionals formally recognise the efforts of our staff and volunteers. It is an honour to have received the following awards.

Interpretation Australia – Creativity in a Crisis Award

Year won: 2020

Interpretation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and advancing the profession of natural and cultural heritage interpretation across Australia. Mission to Mars won this award for its COVID-safe, hands-free immersive experience in 2020.

ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

Year won: 2019

The ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards acknowledge the achievements of businesses, organisations and individuals who have shown a commitment to welcome, encourage and support people with disability.

We are delighted to be a joint winner of the Inclusion in Public Sector Employment Award at the 2019 ACT Inclusion Awards.

Canberra Region Tourism Awards

Years won: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001

The annual Canberra Region Tourism Awards aim to showcase the best of the region’s tourist industry organisations and promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence. We are proud to have won many Canberra Region Tourism Awards, and to have done so in several categories.

Australian Tourism Awards

Years won: 2017, 2016 and 2009

The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak awards. They recognise and promote excellence in tourism. We have received this special honour 3 times – in 2017, 2016 and 2009.

Other awards

Australian Accessibility Awards, Finalist 2023. Centre for Accessibility AustraliaAustralian Accessibility Awards, Finalist 2023. Centre for Accessibility Australia