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.

How do plants make new plants? What are flowers for? And why do bees and other insects like them so much?

Play our pollination game to answer these questions and more.

Observe pollinators in action in the Gardens and discover:

  • the different parts of a flower
  • how plants attract animals to help them make seeds
  • how many different Australian animals are pollinators

Explore the important role of Australian insects and find out how we can help protect pollinators at home and school.

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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
  • ACSIS012: Share observations and ideas.

Year 1

  • ACSSU017: Living things have a variety of external features
  • ACSSU211: Living things live in different places where their needs are met
  • ACSIS025: Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions
  • ACSIS213: Compare observations with those of others.

Year 2

  • ACSSU030: Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
  • ACSIS041: Compare observations with those of others
  • ACSHE035: People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things
  • ACSIS038: Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions.