The Visitor Centre
The Alice Springs School of the Air Experience is one of the most popular, unique and authentic attractions in Central Australia.
A trip to the Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre will bring to life an integral and unique facet of the children’s lives in the Australian Outback. You will hear their stories of school from afar, life on the land, and share in their dreams, achievements, and journeys.
We are located 3.5 kilometres (2.2 miles) north of the Alice Springs CBD.
(17 year and above)
(5 - 16 years)
(2 adults & 2 children*)
(2 adults & 3 children*)
*Children included in our family rates can be up to 18 years of age provided they are visiting with their parents.
*Rates per person and per family group
*Seniors concession card to be shown
Our studio presentation is the most popular experience in our Visitor Centre! You may have the opportunity to observe a teacher conducting a live* lesson in one of our four broadcasting studios, right front of you! Watch our teachers interact via video conferencing with our students who are scattered across the outback regions of the Northern Territory, country Australia and abroad.
*At times our teachers and our students take well deserved breaks! During these times live lessons will be replaced with pre-recorded lessons.
Our multi-award winning interpretive centre takes you on a journey into the lives of Outback families as you discover how children living
hundreds of kilometres from the nearest school receive an education. A local guide will welcome you upon arrival, introducing you to what
there is to see and do at our Centre before beginning your tour.
You can take the time you want to browse our interpretive displays, enjoy student’s artwork, visit our store and chat with our staff.
See below for more information regarding our opening times. We recommend you allow 45 minutes to experience the Visitor Centre, which is enough time to observe a live or pre-recorded lesson, listen to our guide’s presentation, watch the film, browse our displays and visit our store.
During normal school hours the opportunity may exist to observe a live lesson in one of our four broadcasting studios. Pre-recorded lessons are always available for you to view.