Australian Institute of Sport

Bruce, ACT

Where are we going?

Australian Institute of Sport
Leverrier Street

2 6214 1010

What is there to do?

The AIS (Australian Institute of Sports) trains national and international level athletes in Olympic standard conditions, and welcomes families to not only learn about the sporting triumphes in national history but as part of an AIS tour actively engage in many of the activities.

Interactive offerings include the wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing and football penalty shootouts, as well as user friendly equipment like ball skills testers and reaction timers. It makes it a much more entertaining trip for kids and is generally suited to those of primary school age and up though younger ones will still get something out of it.

It's not all about the sports hero worship, though there's plenty of that, a large section on Sports Science opens up a more intellectual level that will help engage the not so sporty kids too. It's worth noting that every tour is guided by an established athlete, who is always happy to answer kids' questions as they go around.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $18

Children: $10

Family Deals: $49


Need a little extra help?

All AIS facilities are wheelchair accessible. Toilets are located within the Sports Visitor Centre and parking for people with disability is also available in the Australian Sports Commission Administration Building car park adjacent to the Sports Visitor Centre.


When can we go?

Public tours depart from the Sports Visitor Centre daily (except some public holidays) at 10.00am, 1


Any top tips?

Tours last 90 minutes at a gentle walking pace, guides are happy to slow if necessary.

I’m Hungry!

The cafe at the AIS sells a wide range of hot and cold food and drink for you to enjoy before or after your tour. The cafe can be found in the Sports Visitor Centre. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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