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The Story of the Moving Image

School exhibition visit

Term 1 2022 bookings are now open!

Currently, we are offering single-school-only bookings for 10 am – 11 am on weekdays for Term 1, 2022 (until restrictions on excursions ease). This means up to 120 of your students can have the exhibition all to themselves!

From Term 2 onwards we aim to return to our normal offer to book groups of up to 60 students on the half-hour, 10 am-2:30 pm. Bookings for Terms 2-4 will open at a later date. We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

2021 bookings

Term 4 2021 bookings for this program are currently unavailable. Please subscribe to our enews to be first to know if onsite bookings can resume during Term 4, or book an online program with us.

About The Story of the Moving Image

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.

COVID-safe visit guidelines

We’re following advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Here are some of the measures we have in place – things that you can do – to keep our staff and visitors safe:

  • Book your timed visit online in advance.  Due to current regulations, we are unable to allow access to schools who have not booked ahead. 
  • Arrive at our Flinders Street entrance on the day of your booking and meet our staff at the Green Flag marked School meeting point.
  • On arrival, scan the QR code for contact tracing purposes
  • Maintain at least 1.5m distance between yourself and others
  • Wear a mask when you cannot maintain 1.5m distance from others


Monday to Friday during school terms

10am - 12 pm





60 mins

Capacity and bookings

In Term 1, 2022 bookings for this exhibition are for single-school visits only. We can accommodate up to 120 students from the same school during the hours 10 am - 11 am.

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.

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