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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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38 Orchard Road | International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 0519
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must do attraction especially for families! The haglund ride and 4d experience are great! All the information about Antarctica is really interesting and amazing! The haglund ride was our highlight! Had us in fits of laughter as well as being very informative

1  Thank Alison A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took grandchildren 4 to 11 on a very hot summers day.The experience was great and all have a lot of fun experiencing different activities.The blizzard room was a numbing experience and the hagland ride was very bumpy but fun..Watching the penguins was entertaining.Enjoyed by the...More

1  Thank bountyaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of activities and they even supply arm jackets :) Experience the snow even in summer and its only 5 mins from the airport. Great for kids, adults, teenagers and families.

Thank johnC4806NT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time, kids loved this experience as we didn't get the chance to see any snow while in NZ. Would highly recommend doing the whole experience.

1  Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been for years and this place super impressed all the experiences were top notch especially the hagglund and the 4d experience

Thank Lucinda J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky for us we went during their 25th birthday so only paid half price and the child with me was free as under 5 yo. Not sure I would go if had to pay full price. The little girl with me did not want to...More

Thank April N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there a few times, never disappointed. The haaglund ride is cool, but a little overpriced. Not a good go with really little kids as there is a lot of jolting around. Great penguin experience and snowstorm with preschoolers. The 4D movie is pretty cool...More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a local I have had the opportunity to visit Christchurch Antarctic Centre a few times before and it continues to a great experience each & every time. Not only are the attractions within exciting, there is something about the centre that makes you want...More

Thank ZainTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the museum to be very informative and a pleasant surprise, filled with information on a subject that would otherwise go unappreciated. I am most glad that I chose to spend a good amount I time soaking in the information and learning something new...More

Thank reginaphalanges
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a local resident and brought my Sydney friend to the Centre on his recent visit to Christchurch. I hadn't been for many years (probably since a school trip!) and I was so glad we did go. It was so much better than I...More

1  Thank Islander191
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
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18 December 2016|
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Response from annur2001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they provide coats for kids and adults. Also, provide shoes cover before entering the antarctic strom room
9 May 2016|
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Response from pomlee | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't do that part of the tour as I've often seen penguins nearer home. However, penguins are such delightful creatures I recommend you make time to visit them.