Schools in space program

Book your students into one of our free exclusive school sessions at the Australian Space Discovery Centre.

Our program is designed for year levels 7 to 12. If you would like to bring your primary school class, we ask that the teacher attend a general session first.

We offer school standard and workshop sessions from Monday to Friday between 10am and 11:30am.

Teachers can book a session by emailing our team at book@discover.space.gov.au along with the following information:

  • year level
  • group size including adults and students
  • choice of session (standard, workshop or virtual).

Our school programs are free of charge. You will be emailed a Trybooking link to secure your session. Please note school bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance.

More information about:

Students will receive a welcome and presentation from our Space Communicators before exploring our centre, including the Space Gallery, Careers Hub and other special displays.

  • Duration: 75 minutes

  • Capacity: 45 students

Duty of Care rests with the teachers or adults associated with each group.

Liability insurance and conserving visitor safety through Workplace Health & Safety initiatives are core components of the Australian Space Discovery Centre’s operations.

Resources are available for teachers to know more about the Discovery Centre's Certificate of Currency (General Liability) and Venue Risk Assessment.

The closest drop off zone for school coaches is on the western side of Frome Road, in front of the University of South Australia. There is an event bus park just after the main bus stop.

An illustration of life on Mars.

Mission Control

The Mission Control Workshop combines Civics and STEM skills in a two-part workshop with the South Australian Parliament. It is intended for Year levels 6-10.

Teachers can express their interest to book a session by emailing our team at book@discover.space.gov.au.

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child playing on a large interactive touch screen

Operation: Eyes on Earth

In this 90-minute experiential workshop, students can apply the design process using the model Design – Assemble – Test – Operate – Close-out and Review, a model commonly used in space missions.  

This workshop is intended for ages 12-18. Ideal group size is 30 students.

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Our department recognises the First Peoples of this Nation and their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to the lands, waters, seas, skies, and communities.

We Acknowledge First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Custodians and Lore Keepers of the oldest living culture and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.