Australian National Botanic Gardens

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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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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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Fridays 18 January and 15 February. Times vary depending on sunset — Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre

Join Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography for an  exclusive three hour guided night photography workshop in the Gardens. Learn how to ‘paint with light’ during sunset, dusk and the black of night.

Delve into the misty rainforest, explore the amazing diversity of plants and perhaps capture some of the creatures that call this place home at night. 

Suitable for beginners to advanced photographers aged 15 years.


Bookings are essential as places are limited and bookings close two days prior to event.

18 January, 8.00 pm–11.00 pm (gates open at 7.45 pm)

15 February, 7.30 pm–10.30 pm (gates open at 7.15 pm)

Things to note

  • Please bring your own digital camera and tripod. An extra memory card, battery and small torch are recommended.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking. The workshop will include walking up and down stairs.
  • Event will proceed in light rain and ponchos are provided if needed.
  • Gates open at 6.45 pm. Please do not arrive any earlier as you will not be able to access the Gardens or carpark.

Should the tour be cancelled for safety reasons, a notice will be posted on this ticketing page, you will be emailed, and a text message will be sent to your mobile. In the event of cancellation you will be given the choice of a refund or rescheduling.


Fridays 18 January and 15 February. Times vary depending on sunset


Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre


$120 per person