This event has finished
Snakes Alive! ended on Sunday 20 January 2019.
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15–18 April, 8–12 July, 15–19 July 2019 — 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.
Join us for live displays, feeding and handling of snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and crocodiles.
Feeding times are at 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm.
Snakes Alive! is presented by the ACT Herpetological Association in partnership with the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Members of the public receive an exceptional educational experience with the opportunity to learn about reptiles and amphibians in a hands-on way from dedicated ACT Herpetological Association volunteers.
Funds raised through Snakes Alive! help ACTHA support regional conservation issues such as the northern and southern corroboree frog breeding programs and other projects furthering reptile and amphibian protection and recovery, education, training, and research projects.
Snakes Alive! colouring competition
Enter our colouring competition for a chance to win one of three family passes to Snakes Alive!
There are three age categories: 6 years and under, 7–9 years, and 10 years and older.
Download your choice of picture below and drop your completed entry off at the Visitor Centre by 10 January 2019. Winners will be notified on 12 January.
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
Adults $6, concession $5, children $4