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Education is at the Heart of What We Do

Our goal is to inspire the next generation of scientific explorers. We can deliver a range of programmes, enriching local curriculum through a variety of mediums including Mātauranga Māori. Check out more information about our education programmes below.


Bring earth, space and ice to your classroom. Use the nature of science to achieve objectives to engage your students in space activities. This is a great way to introduce science and technology to your class, as well as show your students how aerospace is linked to supporting Antarctica. For years 0-8, Kids in Space can provide exciting STEM learning, check this Kids in Space unit plan; for years 9-13 check our Antarctic Aerospace programmes.


Antarctica is an analog for space training and space technology. Train as an astronaut, build rockets or robots or be part of a Mission to the Moon or Mission to Mars with our Antarctic Aerospace programme. For support with the Earth and Space Science curriculum, click learn more.



Our Star Dome is a portable inflatable planetarium that can display stars, planets, galaxies and the universe. We can host astronomy shows and lessons at schools, events or on-site at our centre. In honour of Aotearoa’s newest public holiday Matariki, we are currently offering Mātauranga Māori Matariki lessons and hands-on learning experiences linking Antarctica and Space Sciences.

The Antarctic Academy runs programmes linked to the Local Curriculum for junior and senior Earth and Space Science and Aotearoa Histories Curriculum based out of our Star Dome.


Whether you are supporting preschool, sports, team building, senior citizens, or astro-tourism groups, we can provide an exhilarating adventure through our centre. Includes the penguin feeding, storm, Hägglund, or 4D for your exciting expedition to Antarctica.



Whether you are planning an orientation programme, field trip, or project we can support your students across a range of sciences and humanities. We focus on the air (atmosphere), water (hydrosphere), ice (cryosphere), and the land (geosphere) with a range of geological and biological exhibits about Antarctica. We can work with your team to develop your own specialised programme. Click learn more to request more information.



Science Alive and Education Perfect have partnered with the International Antarctic Centre to produce an online module, ‘Antarctic Adventures – See It, Love It, Save It.’ The collaboration provides interactive lessons covering three distinct topics. ‘See it’ allows students to discover the history and technological advances in Antarctica; ‘Love it’ lets them explore the changing Antarctic climate and environmental impacts of global warming, and ‘Save it’, inspiring children to take action through a project-based learning approach. Click learn more for support with online Antarctic Adventures.


Partner with us around our specialised programmes for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Science, Social Sciences and Tourism courses. Whether you are focusing on Extreme Environments, Sir Edmund Hillary, History, the Antarctic Treaty, Climate Change, or Technology in Antarctica we have a range of ways we can support the New Zealand curriculum by providing inspiring LEOTC field trips.


If you need a unique holiday programme that will provide life-long memories, enroll in our holiday programmes and we will entertain and educate your children about everything Antarctic. They will discover our little blue penguins, ride the Hägglund, find out how to survive in Antarctica, go exploring around the centre, play games, and more.