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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.
The Visitor Centre located 3,5km from the CBD offers travelers 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.

  • Information

    Activities

    • Galleries Museums and Collections
    • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

    Opening times

    8.30am to 4.30pm

    Entry cost

    • Indicativeprices tickets from $9.25 to $11.00
      1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 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 $28.00 - $32.00 Student groups $7.00 each

    Facilities

    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Family Friendly
    • Interactive Centre
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Non Smoking
    • Public Toilet
    • Shop

    Accessibility

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times. Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer. Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf. Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision. Disabled access available, contact operator for details

    Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
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