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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 January 21 to January 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 21 Jan
Fri 22 Jan
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Tue 26 Jan
Wed 27 Jan

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

5spaces priced from:

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

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.75
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

5spaces priced from:

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

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

5spaces priced from:

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

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

10spaces priced from:

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

10spaces priced from:

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

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.75
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

4spaces priced from:

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

10spaces priced from:

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

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.75
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

10spaces priced from:

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

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

7spaces priced from:

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

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$36.75
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

10spaces priced from:

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

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$33.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$105.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.30
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.40
  • Child$29.00
  • Family Pass$119.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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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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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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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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maggiey2 from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2021

Great experience

We visited as two families with 5 children aged 13 - 10. Everybody had a great time - the Haagland ride was terrific, the storm dome was freezing as promised, the 4D movie was a great surprise and the penguins cute. There was enough serious information for the academics (including one who has been based in Antarctica) and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Highly recommend it!

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Abhi from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2021

Very educational

Great learning experience for children together with fun.

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