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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15 May–9 June, 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition of macro photographs in response to all of the beautiful discovery experiences Rachel Harris, the artist, has had in the Gardens. 

The artist invites visitors to look closer, uncovering the wonderful world of macro details, bringing people closer to the environment, connecting the surroundings as they learn to value and appreciate it more and more.


15 May–9 June, 9.30 am–4.30 pm


Visitor Centre Gallery