Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Snakes Alive! ended on Sunday 20 January 2019.

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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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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

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.

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When

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

Where

Crosbie Morrison Building

Price

Adults $6, concession $5, children $4