Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

Imagine if you could walk across Australia in an hour! Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Australia, from the moist, dark rainforest to the hot red sands of the desert in the Red Centre Garden.

Use your senses to explore wet and dry Australian ecosystems. Discover how plants have special adaptations to grow and thrive in hot, cold, wet or dry places in Australia. 

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Suitable for

  • Tick icon Preschool to Year 2


1 hour


$7.50 per student

Maximum number of students


Curriculum links


  • ACSSU002: Living things have basic needs, including food and water
  • ACSHE013: Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses
  • ACSIS011: Explore and make observations by using the senses.

Year 1

  • ACSSU017: Living things have a variety of external features
  • ACSSU211: Living things live in different places where their needs are met.

Year 2

  • ACSSU030: Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
  • ACSHE035: People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things.