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.

DinotraX

DinotraX – a dinosaur adventure

6–28 July 2019 — Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Dinosaur Museum

Become an intrepid explorer as you step back in time on a dinosaur adventure trail through the Gardens and the National Dinosaur Museum.

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NatureArt holiday program

Threatened Species school holiday program with NatureArt Lab

8–12 July, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm — Banks Building

Discover and learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. Get to know the birds, insects, marsupials, reptiles and the unique Australian plant communities featured in the Gardens.

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Beeswax wraps

DIY Beeswax Wraps

Sunday 19 May, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm — Banks Building

Make your own beeswax wraps for World Bee Day.

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Indigenous Plant Use walk

Indigenous plant use walks – NAIDOC Week

Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July, 10.30 am – 11.30 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Discover how Indigenous people from across Australia used plants for food and medicine, to make tools and weapons, and for ceremonial practice.

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NatureArt kids club

NatureArt kids club

Last Sunday of every month, February–November, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon — Banks Building

Join NatureArt Kids Club art and science adventures for an exciting exploration of nature in the Gardens.

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Macrame workshop.

Macrame Plant Hangers Workshop

Sunday 23 June, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm — Banks Building

Learn how to make your own macrame plant hanger. Gain great new skills and take home a beautiful new plant hanger using 100% cotton.

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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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Storytime for Preschoolers

Friday Storytime for Preschoolers

First Friday of the month, 10.00 – 11.00 am — Follow the signs from the Cafe Bridge

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

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Thursday talks, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Thursday Talks

12.30 pm on Thursdays from 1 Feb to 29 Nov 2019 — Theatrette

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

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Grandparents playgroup, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Grandparents Playgroup

Thursdays 10.00–11.30 am — Banks Building (spaces limited)

Encourage your grandchildren to make new friends and discover nature, in the idyllic surrounds of the Gardens. The Grandparents Playgroup offers a special weekly outing with the grandkids.

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