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International Antarctic Centre - General Admission

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 $49.00
Child $29.00 (5-15 years old)
Family Pass $185.00 (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 under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Family Pass The family pass rate is $185 if purchased Individually for 2x Adults +3x Children. The family pass rate is $156 if purchased Individually for 2x Adults +2x Children - Discounts are shown from this rate.

    Opening hours: The International Antarctic Centre is open 7 days a week, Monday - 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.

    Children under 3 years old are strictly not permitted to ride the Hagglund.

    Children aged 3-8 years must be accompanied by an adult to ride the Hagglund.

Available Bookings from June 13 to June 19

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  • Adult$35.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$29.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$185.00

  • Adult$35.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$35.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$45.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$29.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$29.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$29.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$29.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$45.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$49.00
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  • Adult$49.00
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  • Adult$49.00
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  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$29.00
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  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$185.00

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Sophie Styles from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

What an awesome afternoon!

What a great afternoon. EXceeded all expecting! From the real life storm, 4D movie experience , Hagland ride and penguin feeding! I recommend every kiwi should visit this Christchurch attraction.

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rebeccao from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Dont book the 3.35pm... it closes at 4.30pm...

Lots of thing to get around, experience, see and read. I wish our ticket gave us more time! Was good what we could fit it.

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Marianne from Australia wrote on 27 January 2020

Informative and fun

The little tour in the Hagglund, the huskies, the storm experience the penguins and all the interest and hands on displays all combin to provide an exceptional experience. Definitely a must do when visiting Christchurch.

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Gilian Stokes from New Zealand wrote on 09 June 2021

Absolutely fabulous centre

Absolutely fabulous. Had a great time with really interesting exhibitions and lots of fun experiences such as the 4D film, arctic storm and trip over the “snow” in the all terrain vehicle. Then the penguin feeding and all the different penguin characters. Thank you all very much for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

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christopherc12 from New Zealand wrote on 09 June 2021

Amazing way to end our Christchurch trip!

The International Antarctic Centre is a must when you visit Christchurch! Since the Centre was just a 5min walk from the Airport, we decided to book it towards the end of our trip just before we headed to the Airport and they also have a place to store luggage if required. It was the best way to end our trip in Christchurch - we all had an awesome time and all the staff we dealt with were very helpful and friendly. Highlight is definitely the Storm Dome and the Hägglund Field Trip - don't think you can experience these anywhere else in NZ. Overall we would highly recommend to visit when in Christchurch and book it through BookMe to score some savings on the general admission!

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