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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
  • Husky Zone – Pet the pups
  • 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, 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.

Where we are: 38 Orchard Road (between Memorial Ave and Wairakei Road), near Christchurch Airport.

Opening hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Adult $59.00
Child $29.00 (5 - 15 years)
Family $205.00 (2 Adult + 3 Children. Family Pass Rate is $205 if purchased Individually. Discounts shown from this rate.)

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

Restrictions

  • All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Please note: 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.

    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 July 08 to July 14

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$25.00
  • Family$205.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$25.00
  • Family$99.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$205.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$29.00
  • Family$205.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$205.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$39.99
  • Child$23.00
  • Family$99.00

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

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

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Pamela Villanueva from New Zealand wrote on 13 June 2019

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Awesome experience!

I love how this place is conveniently located near the airport. The place is well-maintained featuring superb attractions for kids and kids-alike. The snow storm was definitely a great attraction too. I feel the 4D experience could do more. Thank you to the wonderful staff who made my solo trip remarkable.The staff were friendly, approachable and very welcoming. The hägglund ride was a fun & unique experience. I will definitely be back - with the the family next time. 😊

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Thanks for your awesome review Pamela!

Linda from Australia wrote on 26 May 2019

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Great family fun

Been here with my family twice now. Great value. Love how it’s interactive and informative. Something for everyone!

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Awesome, glad you enjoyed your experience at IAC!

Pamela from Taiwan wrote on 30 April 2019

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Special museum to visit

Antarctic centre is a very special museum that show the knowledge about Antarctic and experience the the antarctic storm,hagglund rides,blue penguins ,and 4D theater. I spend 3 hours to visit most of them. It worth to visit there for once.

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Thanks for your 5 star review!

Lee from New Zealand wrote on 02 March 2019

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Awesome

Great time. Even got a second ride on hagglund for free...

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Aimee from Brazil wrote on 15 February 2019

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Amanzing

It's a amazing place up and staffs super kind :) Obs: Just one of the huskys dogs was at sun, I think he didn't enjoyed it.

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    Child 5 - 15 years

      Family 2 Adult + 3 Children. Family Pass Rate is $205 if purchased Individually. Discounts shown from this rate.

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