Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

This event has finished

DinotraX – a dinosaur adventure ended on Sunday 28 July 2019.

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Current events

Bush animal weaving

Culture on the Move – Bush Animal Weaving Workshops

Monday 10 July and Wednesday 13 July; 10–11.30 am & 1–2.30 pm — Banksia Centre

Create your own bush animal in connection with our MEGAfauna trail.

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Weaving

Culture on the Move – Traditional Weaving Workshops

20 July 10.00am–1.00 pm — Banksia Centre

Learn techniques of the age-old art of traditional weaving.

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MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

1 July – 31 July ; 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Special trail through the Gardens

Step back in time on this family adventure trail to meet the enormous creatures that inspired myths and legends, art and culture.

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Ceremonial Dancing artwork by Teresa Purla McKeeman

Reconciliation Day Weekend Walks

Sunday 29 & Monday 30 May; 10.30 am–11.30 am — Meet outside the Visitor Centre

Join Wiradjuri Man Adam Shipp as he shares his passion for native plants.

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

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

Bring family and friends for this rare opportunity to encounter dinosaurs and plant fossils among the landscapes they once inhabited.

Dinosaur herds, ancient petrified wood, living fossil plants and flying winged creatures will be on display throughout the Gardens.

Continue on the trail to the National Dinosaur Museum to discover the largest permanent display of dinosaur and prehistoric fossils in Australia.

Download the trail map or pick up a copy from the Gardens’ Visitor Information Centre to set off on your adventure.

When

6–28 July 2019

Where

Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Dinosaur Museum

Price

Free at the Gardens, cost applies at the National Dinosaur Museum