Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre offers visitors from around the globe a virtual journey in "The World's Largest Classroom".
We love to meet other school students! We hope to welcome you and your education group to the world’s largest classroom right here in the middle of Australia. The school excursion visitor experience includes a film and guided presentation providing a narrative about the distinctive history and world-renowned innovations established in 1951. We love sharing stories about our students' outback lifestyle. You have the oppotrunity to observe the interactions between our teachers and students during a live or pre-recorded lesson in one of our four broadcasting studios.
A visit to Alice Springs School of the Air assists both teachers and students address the ethical understandings contained in the General Capabilities section of the Australian Curriculum. It provides an opportunity to experience a world thousands of kilometres from their own, not just literally but culturally. It provides an insight into a world dominated by isolation and allows visiting students to make connections between their own worlds and the worlds of others. It provides an opportunity to develop abilities to communicate and empathise with others and to analyse intercultural experiences critically. It offers opportunities for them to consider their own beliefs and attitudes in a new light, and so gain insight into themselves and others.
Daily guided presentations during our opening times:
01 April 2022 until further notice
Monday to Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturdays: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Sundays: 11.30am - 4.30pm
Public Holidays: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
*Closed Good Friday
*Please check our website and social media pages for opening hour updates.
ENTRY FEES APPLY
Please contact us for school group rates
Presentation and film in our theatre
Studios, museum & gift shop area
Up to 50 persons
Booking essential by phone or email