• Free


Andrea Wild

Event date: 17Apr 2018

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

CSIRO Discovery Centre

  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm

North Science Road, Black Mountain, ACT
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Bright blue and black butterflies displayed as part of the Australian National Insect Collection

Join us for a close encounter with the insects of the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC). Walk through our collection halls, find out about the impact of our science and discover how digitisation and genomics are transforming the way we use and benefit from our natural history collections.

CSIRO’s National Research Collections Australia contain more than 15 million specimens. Our collections are active, vibrant research tools and a rich resource for innovation and science. They underpin discovery, understanding and conservation of Australia's plant and animal biodiversity.

The Australian National Insect Collection is the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, nematodes and centipedes, housing more than 12 million specimens.

The tour will leave from the CSIRO’s main reception at 1pm and will involve walking, standing and climbing stairs. All visitors must wear covered shoes. Please contact Andrea Wild at for more information.

Bookings are essential and places are very limited. Admission is free. Suits ages 15 plus.

Venue and parking

Visitor parking is available at the front of Discovery (find on Google Maps), in North Science Rd. Additional visitor parking is available to the side of Discovery: from Clunies Ross St turn into Julius Rd, then immediately right, then left when you reach the gated car parking area. (You won't be fined for exceeding the one hour parking limit.)