International Antarctic Centre

Experience amazing Antarctica without leaving Christchurch! A 'Must Do' experience and interactive fun for visitors of all ages. Antarctic Gallery, 'Antarctica' Snow & Ice, Storm, Hagglund Ride, 4D Theatre, Historic Hut exhibit & Little Blue Penguins


$45.00 - $59.00
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Journey through modern day Antarctica and experience a taste of this unique and breathtaking continent. Learn about the human impact on the continent, the wildlife and plant systems and Antarctica’s effect on the globe.

'Antarctica' the Snow and Ice experience is some really ‘cool’ fun with icy slides, a 'polar plunge' ice water challenge, a cave and an Antarctic storm! Get your adrenalin pumping with an exciting ride on the all-terrain, amphibious Hagglund and experience a magical simulated Antarctic Cruise in the 4D Extreme Theatre!

Step back in time in the museum to learn the stories of the Antarctic explorers and their huts, and then visit the cute Little Blue Penguins. This place is full on, interactive & tactile Antarctic for all.

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Physical address

International Antarctic Centre, 38 Orchard Rd, Harewood - Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $45.00 - $59.00
Other charges:
Fully inclusive ticket- General Admission. Optional Penguin Backstage Pass Tour

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
directly across the road - a 5 min walk
Proximity to coach terminal:
There is a Regional coach Transport Hub at the airport across the road and public bus stop right outside on Orchard Road
Proximity to town:
15min drive; Public Bus stops outside attraction; Free Penguin Express Bus from city to attraction every hour

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Opening times

Business hours:
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) NO YES
Chinese (Traditional) NO YES
French NO YES
German NO YES
Japanese NO YES
Korean NO YES
Spanish NO YES

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