Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Wake Up With the Birds ended on Sunday 20 October 2019.

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Current events

NatureArt Lab School Holiday Program

NatureArt Lab School Holiday Program – What is that?

28–31 January, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm — Banks Building

Have fun exploring the Gardens with NatureArt Lab’s exciting school holiday program!

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Snakes Alive! Rosenberg's Monitor

Snakes Alive!

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

Live displays, feeding and handling of snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and crocodiles, with a special feature on Goannas.

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Summer Sounds on the Eucalypt Lawn

Summer Sounds

Saturdays and Sundays 18 & 19 January, 25 & 26 January, 1 & 2 February


Kicking off an epic event program to celebrate the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ 50th Anniversary, Summer Sounds 2020 is set to entertain the whole family this summer.

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Sunset Cinema on the Eucalypt Lawn

Sunset Cinema

Wednesdays to Sundays, 21 November 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020. Gates open 6:30 pm. Note opening night is a Thursday and closing night is a Saturday. — Eucalypt Lawn

Experience cinema among the eucalypts this summer. Gather together your family and friends for a night out to remember. Sit back, relax and watch the stars under the stars!

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7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays, 28 September–20 October — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Be enchanted by the birds on this early morning guided birdwatching walk through the Gardens.

It is a great time to come and observe the feeding and nesting behaviour of the birds and their young. 

Finish your tour at Pollen cafe, where you can purchase coffee or breakfast and chat with the guides.

  • Bring binoculars if you have them. Some binoculars will be available.
  • Numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Not suitable for children under 8 years.

How to book

Bookings essential:

For further information email or phone 0410 577 677.


7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays, 28 September–20 October


Meet at the Visitor Centre


$15 per person, $12 for Friends members