Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Public Talk: Discover Frogs with the FrogID app ended on Tuesday 16 January 2018.

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The gardens at night. Photo: Irene Lorbergs

Photography afterDARK

Fridays 18 January and 15 February. Times vary depending on sunset — Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre

Join Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography for an exclusive three hour guided night photography workshop in the gardens. Learn how to 'paint with light' during sunset, dusk and the black of night.

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Banks statue

Australian Trees and their Botanists – Summer Guided Walks

Sunday 17 February — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Take a fascinating guided walk uncovering stories of adventure, mystery, sex, and even murder, associated with Australian trees and overseas botanists.

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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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Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive!

14–20 January 2019, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Feeding times 11.00 am, 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm daily — Crosbie Morrison Building

Live displays, feeding and handling of snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and crocodiles.

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16 Jan 2018, 12.00pm-12.45pm — Threatrette

Find out about FrogID, a ground-breaking national citizen science project that is helping scientists learn more about what is happening to Australia’s frogs.

All around the country, people are recording frog calls with nothing more than a smartphone. Discover how to help safeguard the future of frogs using FrogID.

By recording a frog call with the FrogID app you will help to discover which frogs live in your area which helps contribute to the sustainability of Australia’s frogs!

This initiative is run in collaboration with natural science museums in every Australian state and territory.


16 Jan 2018, 12.00pm-12.45pm