Children make flipbooks

The Story of the Moving Image

School exhibition visit


Monday to Friday during school terms

10am – 2.30pm

Discover how inventors, innovators and artists have used light and shadow, time and movement, colour and sound over time to tell stories and celebrate the wonder of the moving image. Our exhibition acknowledges First Peoples’ ongoing contribution to culture and storytelling, while also foregrounding new perspectives and Australian creativity and innovation.

Each student will receive the Lens, a free take-home device that lets them collect artworks and objects as well as their interactive experiences. Later at home or at school, they can delve deeper into the stories and ideas behind the things they have collected.

About your visit

  • Please book your timed visit before arriving at ACMI to ensure we can accommodate you and your students.
  • Arrive at our Flinders Street entrance on the day of your booking and meet our staff at the Green Flag marked School meeting point.

Event duration

60 mins


(up to 60 per half hour entry)

Booking information

This exhibition does not take walk-ins for school groups. Please book beforehand.

Education enquiries

The Story of the Moving Image learning resources

ACMI's centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image offers rich learning opportunities for students of all ages. Our resources include activities for before, during and after your students' visit.

The Story of the Moving Image learning resources
Students gather around the acmi cuphead zoetrope

Interactive experiences at ACMI

Your students can immerse themselves in fun and engaging experiences that tell the story of film, TV, videogames and art in our centrepiece exhibition.

Learn more about interactives
School children make Foley sounds in Foley Studio