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

Arbour

Arbour

31 July - 1 September 2024, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre

'Arbour’ is an exploratory series of drawings and prints focusing on the rich diversity and meaning embedded in the form and structure of trees.

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Gang of Four Exhibition

Gang of Four Exhibition

3 - 28 July 2024, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre

Join the Gang of Four for their next exhibition at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Megafauna 2024.

Magnificent MEGAfauna: Hide and Seek

1 - 31 July, daily

Explore the Gardens in July to find some unique ancient animals!

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Megafauna Insights

Megafauna Fun

Fridays & Saturdays 5 & 6 July, 12 & 13 July, 19 & 20 July at 10.15 am & 11.15 am — Rock Garden Friends Shelter & Eucalypt Lawn

Join children’s author Bronwyn Saunders for MEGAchats about MEGAfauna!

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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