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Calyx Tours

Inside the Tide, a marine dream of Coral, Kelp and Coast at The Calyx!

This new horticultural exhibition allows students to immerse themselves into the mesmorising world of life "Inside the Tide".  It features over 20,000 plants depicting a Kelp forest, Coral Reef and the Coastal Zone. Interspersed with amazing sea creatures, created by world reknown puppetiers Erth, the exhbition gives an insight into the magical underwater world without getting wet!

Discover the Heroes and Villians of the living world under the sea. Giant Kelps, sea grasses, and colouful corals shelter an array of living things from lobsters to the enormous topiary whale located on the entrance lawn!

You may like to download the Project Codium Digital Resource, pre and post your visit to learn more about Seaweeds and be part of the STEM solution to help protect them for future generations!


Stages ES1 - 3


The Calyx
Virtual tour

There are three options to visit The Calyx with your class

Option 1


Choose a school excursion that already includes a tour and activities in The Calyx (Primary only). 

Bookings essential: Click the "Book Now" link and choose a primary school lesson which includes “The Calyx” in the title.

Cost: Included in excursion booking (Primary only)

Option 2

Add a 30 minute guided tour to your existing school excursion (Primary or Secondary)

Bookings essential: Select 'Yes' from the full day option and then 'The Calyx 30min Guided Tour' as your Lesson Choice 2

Includes an introduction and interpretation by a Botanic Gardens Educator (Primary or Secondary). Guided tours only available as an excursion add-on.

Cost: $100 per class

Option 3

Self-guided: Walk through the exhibition with your students, pointing out fun facts as provided on a self-guided information sheet (Primary or Secondary).

Bookings essential: Choose “Calyx free self-guided tour” in your excursion application form.

Cost: Free. Donation requested upon entry.

Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.


We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney andpay our respect to Elders past, present and future.