Step back into ancient times to learn about the rocks that formed the National Arboretum's soil and how the scenery of the ACT was shaped. Walk through trees that grew at the time of the dinosaurs and that now grow at the National Arboretum Canberra. Activity details.
Join us on a guided activity to explore the forests beyond the Pod Playground during the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. Activity details.
Do you love all things home made? Delicious jams, preserves and pesto made from fruit, vegetables and herbs harvested straight from the gardens and forests of the National Arboretum are on offer at the Harvest group's market stall. Activity details.
Did someone say coffee? Will you be up at the crack of dawn for the Canberra Balloon Spectacular? Open from 6am, the National Arboretum Canberra offers some of the most spectacular photo opportunities. You’ll be happy to know that the Sprout Café in the Village Centre will be opening early at 7:30am for your coffee fix! Early opening dates: Sat 9, Sun 10, Mon 11, Sat 16, Sun 17 March 2019. Activity details.
Join our guide to explore the diversity of Eucalypts around the National Arboretum and learn more about how the Arboretum is contributing to their conservation and protection. Age group: 8yrs + Free - No bookings requried. Activity details.
This International Day of Forests, we want to spark curiosity and instill the sense of wonder into young minds. We'll plant the seed of knowledge during a sensory walk through the National Arboretum that will grow over a lifetime. We ask that parents join the walk (Why miss out on the fun!). Activity details.
During this workshop children will be introduced to the wonderful world of bees inside and outside the hive. Children will have fun identifying a queen bee, her workers and drones through observation hives. Booking essential.. Activity details.
In celebration of the International Day of Forests, this walk has been designed to spark the imaginations of young minds. Parents and children will join our educator on a sensory walk exploring trees, leaves and will discover some of the animals that live in forests. We ask that parents join the walk (why miss out on the fun!). No charge for parents or prams! Suitable for 3 - 5 years. Tickets: $5 per child. Bookings essential: www.stickytickets.com.au/82488 Activity details.
As part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, take a stroll down the National Arboretum's Central Valley zigzag pathway to learn about the trees planted by dignitaries and celebrities over the last eight years. Find out about their significance, why they were chosen, their rarity, their uses and their symbolic value. Activity details.
Want to be part of an International knitting display? Activity details.
View the contemporary Japanese calligraphy exhibition and workshops: 'One', by Tairiku Teshimaor from 8 - 31 March 2019 between 9:00am – 4:00pm. Learn to write a simple Japanese character or your name by attending one of the workshops. Bookings essential Activity details.
Bonsai Week 2019, 25 - 31 March 2019 Activity details.
Discover some of the Arboretum's forests with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Learn about the trees and their stories. Duration one hour. Moderate walk, uneven ground in places. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat and bring drinking water. Free activity, no bookings required. Activity details.
Tell us about your visit to the National Arboretum and help us to improve our services. We would like to hear all your comments and ideas! Enter the monthly draw for a $50 gift voucher from The Curatoreum Shop. The survey should take about 5 minutes and your answers are confidential. For information, call 02 6207 8484 or email: email@example.com. Activity details.
Enjoy a free introductory talk about the Arboretum, 20 minutes long. Departs regularly between 10am and 3pm daily. Meet at the 'free talk' sign in the Village Centre. Wheelchair and stroller friendly. Activity details.
There are a range of other activities for people to enjoy on a daily basis at the Arboretum. Activity details.
Guided bus tours are available for groups of 30 people and up while guided walking tours are available for groups of 10 to 16 people. Activity details.