Australian National Botanic Gardens

There’s always something new and exciting to see and do at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Our calendar of events is changing all the time. Check out the list of current and upcoming events below.

Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 24 November 2022 – 25 February 2023 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy your favourite movies under the eucalypts and sky of beautiful sunsets, clouds and stars. Book now! Nightly Food Truck. Fresh Popcorn & Snacks.

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Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive!

9.00 am – 4.30 pm, 9–15 January 2023 — Crosbie Morrison Building

Join us for live displays, feeding and handling of snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and more this summer.

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Fig: Samford Valley (crop) by Morgyn Phillips

Exploring with your sketchbook

Friday 13 January 10.30 am – 12.00 pm; Saturday 14 January 1.30 am – 3.00 pm — Visitor Centre

Join local botanical artist Morgyn Phillips for an informal hands-on session of field sketching in the Gardens

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Storytime

Storytime

First Friday of every month — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.

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Exhibitions at the Visitors Centre

Exhibitions at the Visitors Centre

Daily, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

Exhibitions explore the Australian environment through diverse creative forms including fine art, craft, photography and sculpture.

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Thursday talks, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Thursday Talks

12.30 pm on Thursdays from February through November — Theatrette

Our Thursday lunchtime talks cover diverse aspects of the natural world in Australia and around the globe. Bookings essential.

Discover upcoming talks