Australian National Botanic Gardens

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MEGAfauna: once there were giants! ended on Sunday 25 July 2021.

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Current events

Growing Friends Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale

Saturday 4 March, 8.30 am – 11.00 am (or earlier if sold out) — Education Lawn

A boutique sale with plants grown by the Gardens' Growing Friends from material sourced in the Gardens.

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Storytime

Storytime

First Friday of every month — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.

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Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 24 November 2022 – 25 February 2023 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy your favourite movies under the eucalypts and sky of beautiful sunsets, clouds and stars. Book now! Nightly Food Truck. Fresh Popcorn & Snacks.

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Thursday talks, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Thursday Talks

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.

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26 June –25 July 2021 — Special trail through the Gardens

Embark on an adventure trail filled with nature, science and history! Come face to face with Australia’s prehistoric past by immersing yourself in the Gardens newest Megafauna trail – the first of its kind in Australia.

Giant animals that went extinct thousands of years ago will be on display throughout the Gardens: wombat-like creatures the size of hippos, flightless birds that weighed twice as much as modern emus, a turtle with a horned head and spiked tail, and a giant monitor lizard to name a few. 

Adventurers are encouraged to step back in time and learn about the last ice age and gain an understanding of how plants and animals co-existed thousands of years ago. 

Wheelchair and pram accessible.

When

26 June –25 July 2021

Where

Special trail through the Gardens

Price

Free