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Snapshot

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Daily 8:30am-5pm (extended for facilitated programs)
Session Times

Session Times

7am-9:30pm (as arranged)
Session Duration

Session Duration

60 or 90 minutes
Facilitated Program

Facilitated Program

Fully facilitated
Self-Guided Program

Self-Guided Program

Do it yourself programs available
Group Size

Group Size

See website for details
entry fees

Entry Fees

Free entry. Facilitated programs $7.50-$11.25
Teacher to Student Ratio

Teacher to Student Ratio

see website for details
Evening Program

Evening Program

Twilight - An Adventure

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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Come to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and discover the rich stories of Australia’s unique plants in a vibrant outdoor classroom.

The Gardens grows the largest collection of Australian native plants in the world. From sub-tropical rainforests to the central desert and beyond, students can engage with the wide diversity of Australia’s ecosystems through a variety of fun and interactive programs.

Discover, explore, and challenge your student’s thinking on the vital role plants play in the world’s biodiversity and human wellbeing.

Alive with learning and just minutes from the city centre, the Gardens is the perfect place for students to engage their senses, refresh and recharge.

Lunch on our lawns with undercover areas or stretch your legs on our scenic walking tracks

Bookings are essential for all visits. Book online with bookcanberraexcursions.com.au

Around Australia
  • $7.50
  • 1 hour 
  • Facilitated day program

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Australian landscapes and habitats. Feel the cool air of a rainforest, see the hot open space of Australia’s Red Centre and learn how the Australian environment has shaped our unique plants.

Indigenous Plant Use
  • $7.50
  • 1 hour
  • Facilitated day program

Indigenous cultures of Australia are the oldest living cultures in the world. Explore and learn about Indigenous people’s knowledge of plant use and their ability to identify, farm and harvest edible and useful plants.

Twilight: An Adventure
  • $10.25 (60 minutes)
  • $11.25 (90 minutes)
  • Night program  

Unlock the Gardens’ gates for an exclusive night adventure. Visit the Gardens after closing time to experience the sounds, smells and textures of the Gardens in the dark. Shine a spotlight on the stories of our native plants and spy for nocturnal wildlife as you explore Australian ecosystems from the Rainforest to the Red Centre.

Online Resources

Explore Australia’s plants and ecosystems through a set of online resources. Discover Indigenous Plant use, find out how to identify plant families or take on a nature drawing challenge.          

ANBG Learning Resources