International Antarctic Centre

Point of Interest

3 from 4 users.


38 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport, South Island.

(03) 357 0519



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Lat: -43.488195 Lng: 172.547226

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It was very pricy at 49$ (over bookme, otherwise 69$) and for us not worth the money. It is more just a tourist attraction than actually informative about current research or Programs being carried out in the Antarctic. You rather only get a few experiences. There is a hagglund ride along a course, a 4D cinema, a penguin enclosure, an „Antarctic storm", a husky meet and a gallery with a few expo pieces. The penguin feeding was nice, the cinema, the storm and the ride were alright but lastet about 5-10 min and were more tailored for preschool children. The husky meet was actually the worst for us. There are 3-4 dogs who are inside all day long, without any space to retreat and just always there. Even when lying down they were commanded up by the trainer. No more space for review



Did the express pass... was ok. Did allow for excursion or 4d movie. Kids were 4,2 and 11 months and they weren't too impressed.



If you have the chance give a look into and safe 30$! The original price is too much. Anyway, the Antarctic center was wonderful! We spend more than 5 hours there and it was not boring. You learn so much and do so many activities. Like feeling the -18° windstorm! Can recommend!


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