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International Antarctic Centre

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38 Orchard Road | International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 0519
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It's the ultimate Antarctic adventure! Experience the dramatic seasonal lighting in the four seasons of Antarctica show where it 'snows' every 6 minutes. Venture out on to 'the ice' from Scott Base to play in 'Antarctica' the snow & ice experience and survive an Antarctic storm! How long can you hold your hand in the icy Antarctic water? Hang out with Little Blue Penguins, buckle up for the famously exciting Hagglund ride, take an awesome simulated 4D Antarctic cruise, watch Happy Feet 4D, then watch a stunning movie on a MASSIVE screen! It's the closest you'll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
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“hagglund ride” (348 reviews)
“snow storm” (207 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (182 reviews)
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38 Orchard Road | International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
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"close to the airport"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first experience with witnessing what takes place at Antarctic and man we were amazed. The ride, the storm, 4D movie, Panda feeding...were a great experience. Would recommend spending 2-3 hours for the attraction.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learnt a lot from our visit, very educational. Love the research work being carried out. One can experience wind storm at this centre and take a ride in the hagglund. Exciting!

Thank Portia T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We played with huskies, rode an all terrain vehicle, faced an antarctic blizzard, learnt a lot about Antarctica, watched a 4D film and many more - overall a good 2-3 hours spent. Also, as it is next to the airport, you can plan before or...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What to do on a very wet winters day. Yes you guessed it, some thing indoor. This was recommended and it did not disappoint spent a few hours here and enjoyed the experience. The trip in the ice tractor was great and I got to...More

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great couple of hours wandering around the Antarctic Centre. It wasn't a busy day so it made for a great visit. We had a 3 year old with us and she loved it, especially the wind and snow room! Lovely clean place to...More

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit when you are in Christchurch. As other reviewers have said, there are a number of activities and displays to engage all ages. One of the highlights is the Little Blue Penguin encounter. I recommend being there at feeding...More

Thank Kiwibird248
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one experience we are pleased we didn't miss. A definite highlight of our visit to Christchurch. Lots of variety to please all ages, from the Penguin encounter, the Antarctic Storm experience, the Hagglund ride, to the Scott base display. Exhibits like this make...More

Thank JaynGR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Antarctic Centre was absolutely amazing, so much to learn and be involved in. Highly recommended to all ages, we saw 3 year olds enjoying the activities and senior citizens enjoyably involved. The Antarctic experiences you personally are able to be involved in are fabulous,...More

Thank 271russelln
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited this center as a part of our trip in New Zealand. We intended to spent in this center two hours but we left after three hours because we had to leave the city. We felt that two or three...More

Thank Isaac H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited this place few days ago with kids and other family friends. Antarctic experience place with heavy winds and cold was very good experience. We can also touch the huskies at given time and good experience for kids. There is also penguins display...More

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hannahclare2018
15 April 2018|
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Response from Elcowen75 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I bought my ticket at the actual place as I didn't know about this till I got there. You should be able to buy tickets on line in advance. I hope you get to see the museum
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AndraYo
31 October 2017|
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Response from johnC4806NT | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty certain they have lockers or a luggage storage room. Its only a 5 min walk from the International Terminal so if you checked in early you could leave your bags at the airport.
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Zheyun Z
5 October 2017|
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Response from IntAntarcticCentre | Property representative |
Hi There, Yes an Australian Student ID is valid to purchase a student ticket. Thanks, Lisa
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