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International Antarctic Centre - General Admission

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Welcome to Antarctica, Christchurch!

Welcome to Antarctica, Christchurch!

Highlights

  • An Antarctic experience for every type of explorer!
  • Penguin Rescue - Meet the little guys in blue
  • Hagglund Field Trip - Go off-road like an Antarctic explorer
  • Storm Dome - brave a summertime Antarctic storm
  • 4D Theatre - four-dimensional visual experience

With mysterious deep seas, unique creatures and endless icy plains, Antarctica is a land like no other. A fragile place that has drawn the bravest explorers from far and wide, leaving all who visit with a passion to protect this stunning rarity.

The International Antarctic Centre transports a slice of this astounding continent to Christchurch, with a range of immersive experiences that allow everyday visitors to see, touch, feel and fall in love with Antarctica.

Brave an Antarctic storm, go off-road in a Hagglund, mingle with the penguins, experience Antarctica from all four dimensions and leave with a head full of knowledge, a heart full of love and inspiration to take action, just like the explorers before you.

Adult $59.00
Child $39.00 (5-15 years old)
Family Pass $159.00 (2 Adult + up to 3 Children)

What's included

  • 4 Seasons of Antarctica
  • Snow & Ice Experience
  • Antarctic Storm
  • Penguin Encounter; Penguin Feeding
  • Antarctic Gallery
  • 4D Extreme Theatre
  • Huskies

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 38 Orchard Road (between Memorial Ave and Wairakei Road) near Christchurch Airport.

Restrictions

  • All children 14 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Opening hours: The International Antarctic Centre is open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 4.30pm.

    It is important that you arrive no more than 15 minutes either side of your scheduled visit time as this is a condition of entry with the deal.

    Child price applied to ages 5-15 years. Under 5's are free.

    Hagglund Ride: We do not recommend the Hagglund ride for visitors with heart conditions, back or neck pain, had recent surgery, motion sickness, nervous disposition, or if pregnant.

    Guests are required to meet a minimum height requirement of 1.2 metres to enjoy this ride.

Available Bookings from 16 Jun to 29 Jun 2024

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Gael BLACK from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2022

Well worth it

Just an awesome insight to life in antartica

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Eva from New Zealand wrote on 10 March 2024

Recommended

Well sortu the visit ! Full of activities :)

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Ann Gee from United Kingdom wrote on 02 March 2024

Best day ever

Fabulous attraction Very interesting and informative Staff very knowledgeable and helpful Well worth the fee

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Shenaye Martin from New Zealand wrote on 04 April 2023

Huskis!!

Seeing the huskis was cool, everything else was pretty average. Not a whole lot to do there. Definitely doesn't take 2-3 hours to go around and see everything.

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Marsha from New Zealand wrote on 14 June 2021

Good but not for value

Slightly over priced

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