Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Snakes Alive! ended on Sunday 20 January 2019.

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Current events

ACTC Tree Climbing Championships

ACT Tree Climbing Championships

Saturday 4 May, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Eucalypt Lawn

Witness a tree climbing competition consisting of six events including work climb, open ascent, speed climb, throwline, aerial rescue and masters.

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Tree week symposium

Canberra Tree Week Symposium

Friday 10 May, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm — Theatrette

Join the Tree Week Symposium for special topics related to all things trees in Canberra.

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Visual art diary

Creating a Visual Art Diary

Sunday 26 May, Sunday 18 August 10.00 am – 12.30 pm — Banks Building

Learn how nature and art can be combined to create unique, beautiful and captivating artistic images in a creative and inspiring session with Julia Lanford.

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NatureArt holiday program

Puggles and Explore NatureArt school holiday program

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.

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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