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.
MEGAfauna: a walk through time!
1 – 30 July 2023, 8:30am – 5pm — Australian National Botanic Gardens
Alerting all explorers! We need your help to discover our long-lost creatures at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
1 – 7 July 2023, 5:30pm – 8:30pm — Australian National Botanic Gardens
Experience a night like no other in this immersive, illuminated and cultural event with life-size diprotodons by award-winning visual theatre masterminds Dead Puppet Society.
Puppet Construction Workshop
Tuesday 4 July 2023, 2:30pm – 4:00pm — Crosbie Morrison Building
Travel back to the Pleistocene era with Dead Puppet Society and delve into a world of creature design and puppet construction in this fun and hands-on workshop.
Plants Through Time
17 – 23 July, 11am – 12pm & 2pm – 3pm — Meet at the clock near the bridge.
Come and see some examples of the earliest types of plants and trace the development of plants on this free guided walk as part of MEGAfauna: a walk through time!
The Story of the Australian National Botanic Gardens
12-18 Jun: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
How did these gardens start? Where were the first trees planted and who planted them? Who were some of the people to shape the Gardens and what was their contribution? What is next in the Gardens development? Join a free guided walk to visit significant historical developments in the Gardens while enjoying the plants.
A Celebration of Wattles
4 - 10 September 2023, 11.00 am–12.00 pm & 2:00pm - 3:00pm — Meet at the clock near the bridge
Learn some other interesting facts and hear stories about wattles on a free guided walk.
First Friday of every month, except January — Crosbie Morrison Lawn
Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.
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.
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.