Australian National Botanic Gardens

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National Botanic Gardens Day – Free Flora Explorer Rides ended on Sunday 26 May 2019.

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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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Sunday 26 May 10.30 am – 2.30 pm — Leave from the Visitor Centre

Celebrate National Botanic Gardens Day with a new way to see the Gardens on board our electric bus.

Ride in comfort and style up to the top of the Gardens. 

Hop off and explore the Gardens or loop all the way back to the Visitor Centre. Fun for all the family!

The Flora Explorer will leave every 30 minutes from the Visitor Centre. 

National Botanic Gardens Day celebrates the important work of botanic gardens in conservation. It is held on the last Sunday of May across Australia and New Zealand.


Sunday 26 May 10.30 am – 2.30 pm


Leave from the Visitor Centre