Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

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Seek enlightenment on a virtual journey to 'The World's Largest Classroom', featuring stories about this uniquely Australian school and its students.

Alice Springs School of the Air was established in 1951 to provide an educational resource for isolated children living in remote central Australia.

It’s Visitor Centre located 3,5km from the CBD offers travellers from around the globe a virtual journey in "The World's Largest Classroom" and reveals stories about the school and its students’ outback lifestyle and the world-renowned innovations of this uniquely Australian school.

The visitor experience includes a film and guided presentation providing a narrative about our school’s distinctive history. Visitors view ‘live’ or recorded lessons (outside of school hours) while our guides describe the innovative techniques making it possible for our isolated students to participate in school classes without having to travel vast distances every day.

All funds raised in the visitor centre directly support student enrichment programs for what has been and continues to be one of the most distinctive methods of education in the world.

Opening times:

Open on Mon from 08:30 to 16:30

Open on Tue from 08:30 to 16:30

Open on Wed from 08:30 to 16:30

Open on Thu from 08:30 to 16:30

Open on Fri from 08:30 to 16:30

Open on Sat from 08:30 to 16:30

Open on Sun from 13:30 to 16:30

Opening hours exceptions from 25/12/2016 to 1/01/2017:

All: Closed

On Thu: Open from 08:30 to 16:30

Opening hours exceptions from 25/01/2017 to 26/01/2017:

On Thu: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

On Wed: Open from 08:30 to 16:30

Opening hours exceptions from 14/04/2017 to 15/04/2017:

On Sat: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

Opening hours exceptions from 17/04/2016 to 17/04/2017:

On Mon: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

On Sun: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

Opening hours exceptions from 17/04/2024 to 17/07/2025:

On Tue: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

On Mon: Open from 08:30 to 16:30

Opening hours exceptions from 17/04/1930 to 1/05/2017:

On Mon: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

On Sun: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

Opening hours exceptions from 17/06/2011 to 12/06/2017:

On Mon: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

On Sun: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

Opening hours exceptions from 17/07/2006 to 7/07/2017:

On Fri: Open from 13:30 to 16:30

On Thu: Open from 08:30 to 16:30

Entry cost:

Adult tickets from $9.00 to $11.00
1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 Adult $11.00 Group are welcome. Minimum of 6. Bookings required.
Child tickets from $7.00 to $8.50
Child (5 - 16 years) $8.50 Family rates available $25.00 - $30.00 Student groups $7.00 each

Activities:

  • City Sightseeing
  • Shopping

Facilities:

  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop
  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

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