Open every day of the year from 9am-5.30pm.
Embark on a journey through Antarctica without leaving Christchurch. One of New Zealand's best tourist attractions, the International Antarctic Centre provides visitors of all ages with an interactive, fun and exciting experience of Antarctica. You'll experience snow and ice, a storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! There's also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise plus heaps more! Take a sneek peak here...
Kids School Holiday ActivitiesNeed something to entertain your kids in the school holidays? Send them to Antarctica! Well.... not literally, but the next best thing! Enrol them in our school holiday programmes (options from 1-3 days) and we'll entertain them and educate them about all things Antarctic! Click here for more details
Loving our Canterbury Locals!Are you a Canterbury resident? We LOVE looking after our local community. All Cantabrians get HALF PRICE ENTRY to the International Antarctic Centre (off standard entry price for Xtreme and Xpress passes only). Some conditions do apply. Not sure if you qualify? Click here for more details.
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The Penguin Express Bus!
The Penguin Express is the Antarctic Centre's FREE shuttle transporting visitors... View More