The Coolest Fun
The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for family fun and children’s activities, education programmes and even meeting room and function venue hire.
We are located next to Christchurch International Airport and open every day of the year
from 9am – 5.30pm.
Visit us today and 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…
School holiday activities
Need 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!
Don’t be bored over the school holidays! Join the team at The International Antarctic Centre for a 3-day holiday programme packed with heaps of fun games and activities.
Learn how to set up a real Antarctic Polar Tent! Ride the waves on board the 4D Antarctic cruise, play in the Antarctic Snow and Ice experience and get set for a thrilling Hagglünd ride!