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Your Visit

People visit Araluen Arts Centre from all parts of the world. Find out what you can do while visiting us.

The Araluen Cultural Precinct provides visitors with the opportunity to engage with world-class visual and performing art, discover the local identities that helped shape and develop Alice Springs, immerse themselves in the culture and heritage of Central Australia and learn about Indigenous dreaming and their connection to the land.

The Araluen Cultural Precinct consists of:

The Araluen Cultural Precinct also oversees:

Opening Times

The Araluen Arts Centre is located within the Araluen Cultural Precinct. Araluen will reopen to the public on Tuesday 9 January 2024.

  • Summer trading hours (1 November until 28 February): Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 2pm. Closed Mondays
  • Tourist season trading hours (1 March - 31 October): Open daily from 10am-4pm.

The Araluen Cultural Precinct is closed Good Friday and for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.


Araluen is a cash free enviroment and we accept most debit and credit cards. Prices below allow visitors access to the Araluen Art Centre galleries and the Central Australian Aviation Museum. 

There is no charge to visit the Central Craft gallery, however, workshops incur additional costs.

A separate entry fee applies to visit the Museum of Central Australia.

Adults: $8
Children (aged 5-16): $6
Concession:  $6
Children (age 4 or under): Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children): $20
School Groups: $8 per student
Northern Territory Residents: Free (on inspection of Northern Territory Driver’s Licence)
Northern Territory School groups: Free (if booked in advance)

If you have a companion card, please show our staff for free entry into the Araluen Galleries.

We accept the following concession/membership cards:

  • Senior's Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Carer's Card
  • Student's Card
  • Veteran's Card
  • AMaGA Member's Card

Getting Here

The Araluen Cultural Precinct is located on Larapinta Drive, just two kilometres from Alice Springs town centre.

There are many ways to get to the Araluen Cultural Precinct including:

  • Walking from the centre of Alice Springs takes 20 – 30 minutes
  • Cycling from the centre of town takes 5 – 10 minutes
  • Driving or catching a taxi from most areas of Alice Springs takes between 5 – 15 minutes, with ample parking in front of the Araluen Arts Centre available
  • Catch the public bus route 400/401 – for further information on this timetable please visit the Department of Transport.

Access and Facilities

The Araluen Arts Centre and the Araluen Cultural Precinct are committed to providing facilities that are accessible to all members of the public.

All attractions are accessible by wheelchair, while lifts and ramps connect all the floors within the facility. 

There are accessible toilets and designated parking for holders of disabled parking permits.

The Araluen Theatre has designated seating for patrons in wheelchairs or those who are not comfortable climbing stairs. Please notify our team at the time of booking tickets if you require this.

Portable chairs can be provided to patrons who would like to sit down whilst in the Araluen Galleries.

An electric four wheel scooter is available to enable less mobile visitors to travel between attractions.

Tour Group Visits

The Araluen Cultural Precinct offers discounted rates for tour groups wishing to visit. 

Groups must contact the Araluen Cultural Precinct to book in advance and your driver and tour guide will be admitted free of charge.

School Visits

Schools that operate within the Northern Territory can visit the Araluen Cultural Precinct free of charge.

Interstate school groups will be charged at a tour group price and every teacher per 10 students will be admitted, free of charge.

Any school wishing to visit should book in advance, and can do so by contacting the Araluen Cultural Precinct.