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Calyx Tours

Explore a world of colour and light with inBLOOM at The Calyx!

This new floral exhibition allows students to immerse themselves in a spectrum of visible delights surrounded by flowers of every colour and beyond. inBLOOM features over 20,000 plants across one of the largest indoor green walls in Australia.

Every flower is a machine designed for reproduction and survival. Competing for attention, they signal brazenly using colour, shape and scent. Explore the unique adaptations of flowers that enable them to stand out in a gorgeous crowd as well as the design and production of one of the most spectacular vertical gardens to be found!

You may like to download the inBLOOM Digital Resources to support your students engagement with Living World content pre, post and during your visit.

Stages

Stages ES1 - 3

Location

The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
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There are three options to visit The Calyx with your class

Option 1

Self-guided

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.