Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens extended temporary closure

The Australian National Botanic Gardens will be temporarily closed to visitors until 18 June 2020.

Our Gardens are treasured by locals and visitors alike, and we understand many people would have been looking forward to visiting, however the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and local communities is our utmost priority. We all have a role to play in minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Our thoughts are with the community during this difficult time and we encourage social interaction with the Gardens via our website and social media platforms. Please join our online community via Facebook and Instagram as we’ll continue to share stories and provide updates as they come to hand. We also encourage everyone to share stories, special memories and photographs of the Gardens through these platforms.

We will continue to care for our precious living collections and seed collections during the temporary closure.

We look forward to seeing you again in our beautiful Gardens in the future.

This event has finished

Snakes Alive! ended on Sunday 19 January 2020.

Visit the What's on page for current and upcoming events.

10.00 am – 4.00 pm, 13–19 January 2020
Feeding times: 11.00 am and 2.00 pm daily
— Crosbie Morrison Building

Join us for live displays, feeding and handling of snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and crocodiles, with a special feature on Goannas.

Purchase tickets online

Did you know? There are over 20 species of Goannas in Australia. come and see several, including the local Rosenberg’s Monitor and Lace Monitor. 

Snakes Alive! is presented by the ACT Herpetological Association in partnership with the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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.

Species local to the ACT and Southern Tablelands region are displayed, such as the highly endangered Northern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) and threatened species such as the Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla) and Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar).

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 9 January 2020. Winners will be notified on 13 January.

When

10.00 am – 4.00 pm, 13–19 January 2020
Feeding times: 11.00 am and 2.00 pm daily

Where

Crosbie Morrison Building

Price

$6.00  Adults
$5.00  Concession
$4.00  Children