Welcome to Antarctica, Christchurch!
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, befriend a husky, 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.
Getting here: Complimentary transport is available on our Penguin Express Shuttle. The shuttle leaves from the city in front of the Canterbury Museum. Departure times are 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
Where we are: 38 Orchard Road (between Memorial Ave and Wairakei Road), near Christchurch Airport.
Opening hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm, 7 days of the week. Open 365 days of the year, including all public holidays and anniversary dates.
All prices are shown in NZD ($)
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