Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Bush Blitz Community Day ended on Monday  3 December 2018.

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The gardens at night. Photo: Irene Lorbergs

Photography afterDARK

Fridays 26 October, 9 November, 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.

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Bush blitz

Bush Blitz Community Day

10am – 3pm, Sunday 2 December 2018 — Eucalypt Lawn

Join Bush Blitz scientists as they find out what lives at the Gardens. Visit the scientists in their field lab and discover how they prepare and identify specimens. Be part of the next Bush Blitz species discovery experience during this fun-filled and fascinating day

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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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Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive!

14–20 January 2019, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Feeding times 10.30 am and 1.00 pm daily — Crosbie Morrison Building

A live exhibition showcasing a variety of Australian reptiles and amphibians, many of which are threatened, endangered and very rarely seen in the wild or captivity.

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Concert.

Summer Sounds

5.00 pm – 7.30 pm, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 February 2019 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy live music, dancing and delicious food and drink as you chill to the sounds of summer.

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Sunset Cinema on the Eucalypt Lawn

Sunset Cinema

Wednesdays to Saturdays, 28 November 2018 to 12 January 2019. Gates open 6:30 pm. — Eucalypt Lawn

Experience cinema among the eucalypts this summer. Gather together your family and friends for a night out to remember. Sit back, relax and watch the stars under the stars!

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10am – 3pm, Sunday 2 December 2018 — Eucalypt Lawn

Join Bush Blitz scientists as they find out what lives at the Gardens. Visit the scientists in their field lab and discover how they prepare and identify specimens.

Be part of the next Bush Blitz species discovery experience during this fun-filled and fascinating day

Participate in a range of hands-on activities that will teach you how to identify the amazing plants and animals that call the ACT home.

Every Bush Blitz involves many partnerships and the ACT Bush Blitz is no exception. We’re working with a wide range of professionals and citizen scientists to offer a diverse range of activities at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

See the program of events on the Bush Blitz website

When

10am – 3pm, Sunday 2 December 2018

Where

Eucalypt Lawn

Price

Free entry