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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 and landscapes.
The Gardens grows the largest collection of Australian 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
- Years 3—12
- Facilitated day program
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Australian landscapes and habitats. Feel the cool air of a rainforest, see the open space of Australia’s Red Centre and learn how the Australian environment has shaped our unique plants.
- 1 hour
- Years 3—8
Aboriginal 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 and locate edible and useful plants.
- $10 (program only)
- $11 (with Milo and biscuits)
- Night program
- 60—90 minutes
Unlock the Garden gates and shine a spotlight into a whole new world. Explore the majestically lit rainforest by night and spy on our nocturnal wildlife across the Gardens. Share your discoveries over a hot Milo and biscuits (optional extra).