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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

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.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, we are not currently operating, though we are still available via phone or email.

  • Information

    Opening times

    2 April – 30 November 2020
    • Monday:
    • Tuesday:
    • Wednesday:
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    • Sunday:

    Closed 25 December 2020–1 January 2021

    Entry cost

    • Indicative Prices tickets from $12.00
      1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020 Adult $12.00 Gross. Group are welcome. Minimum of 6. Bookings required.
    • Child tickets from $9.00
      Child (5 - 16 years) $9.00 Family rates available $35.00 - $38.00 Special Rates are available for groups

    Facilities

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

    Accessibility

    Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person. Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss. Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

    Accreditation

    • Quality Tourism Accredited Business
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