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 ($)
Thanks for your awesome review Pamela!
Awesome, glad you enjoyed your experience at IAC!
Thanks for the 5 star review and the feedback about our awesome staff!
Thanks for your feedback. We are very pleased to say that developments to the attraction are in progress and the experience will be updated very soon!
Thanks for the 5 star review!
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