Australian National Botanic Gardens

Following the ACT Government’s announcement of the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward, we’re pleased to advise that the Australian National Botanic Gardens, as an ‘outdoor attraction’, is permitted to re-open to the public on 29 October 2021.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Gardens from 29 October 2021 and thank you for your patience and support. We will provide further information about our re-opening plans and ongoing COVID-Safe operational plans in the coming weeks.

For further information about the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward and COVID-19 response, please visit

Engaging, interactive and hands-on, our ranger guided programs take students on a journey of enquiry-based learning.

These facilitated programs have been designed to meet Australian Curriculum targets in science, geography, sustainability, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Our experienced educators specialise in bringing the stories of the Gardens to life. Students will explore the connections between people, plants and animals in the living classroom that is the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Bookings are essential and large groups are welcome. If you book two or more ranger guided programs on the same day you will receive a 20% discount.

Prices include GST and are for weekdays only. Please contact us for weekend pricing.

Book online

You can now book online and check availability for programs with Book Canberra Excursions. For urgent enquiries or changes to bookings within the next two weeks please contact or call 02 6250 9408.

COVID-19 Update

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, our education team has implemented procedures to ensure the continued safety of students, teachers and staff during excursions to the Gardens. All our facilitated education programs adhere to ACT Government regulations and requirements and the latest advice from the ACT Education Directorate while still encouraging an immersive outdoor experience. Please see COVID-19 Information for School Visits for more information.