Children make flipbooks

The Story of the Moving Image

School exhibition visit

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.

Positive start

If you teach in a priority school, we may be able to offer you an ACMI Exhibition bus subsidy to support your students' visit. Priority is given to students experiencing geographic or socio-economic barriers, rural and regional schools, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students in out-of-home care, students with a disability, or students of refugee background. When you book, register your interest in the 'additional notes' section by writing 'Positive Start ACMI Exhibition bus subsidy'.

Please note: bus subsidies apply only to exhibition visits and is available to priority schools until funds are exhausted. To find out more about the Positive Start program head here.

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.
  • Face masks are recommended for students and teachers to ensure everyone can stay safe and well.
  • Maintain at least 1.5m distance between yourself and others


Monday to Friday during school terms

10am – 2.30pm


60 mins


(up to 60 per half hour entry)

Booking information

ACMI has developed COVID-19 risk minimisation plans and is implementing these to offer the highest safety and hygiene standards. By embracing these practices, you can be assured a safe, educational and fun visit.

Booking for all programs is essential.

Education enquiries

Related resources

Discover First People's Perspectives in the Story of the Moving Image exhibition before or after you visit.

The Story of the Moving Image -- First Peoples' Perspectives

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