Teaching the next generation

It's vital the next generation understands that everything starts with agriculture, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. 

That's why the RNA is committed to providing first class educational activities and facilities in the lead-up to and during Ekka.

Since 1876, millions of students have enjoyed discovering where their food comes from and have taken part in true city meets country experiences.

With 12 competitions for students to enter, 10,000 animals to see, six learning trail points and many interactive hands-on activities, the Ekka is Queensland's largest classroom.

The RNA has one eye firmly on the future, offering educational support to students and teachers across Queensland through the following initiatives.

Ekka School Excursion

Students and teachers from across Queensland can visit Ekka on a dedicated school day, to enjoy a memorable and unique hands-on learning experience.

The RNA is committed to providing a first-class educational program for schools and offers a large range of interactive activities for all age groups. 

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2019 Prices



Primary & Secondary School Students


Teachers and adults

One free adult/teacher with every five students purchased (Prep – Year 12)

Additional adult and teachers
If more than one adult/teacher are required per five students


Agricultural Hall

The Agricultural Hall presented by seqwater features plenty of ag-ucational activities for children, including the Field to Fork interactive rural journey. More information.

Student Competitions

View Ekka's range of education competitions - Click here.

Rural Discovery Day

Held every year in May, the popular ‘ag-ucational’ day brings the country to the city to teach primary school students that food comes from farms, not the supermarket shelf. More information.

Show Camp

Providing the scope on all things Ekka, 20 year six students will be given the chance to become journalists at Show Camp. More information.


Teachers, to receive updates on Ekka's educational resources and activities, subscribe to our Education Newsletter.

For more information, you can also contact our Education Coordinator on 07 3253 3927 or