International Antarctic Centre Experiences
At the International Antarctic Centre, our visitor experiences have been carefully developed to offer adrenalin and inspiration, education and entertainment. With seven different experiences and three specialised programmes, we have all icebergs covered.
A great poet once said, “What’s cooler than being cool? (It’s) ice-cold.” Chilled to minus 8° Celsius, swept through by a minus 18°C wind, buffeted by a realistic Antarctic storm every hour, this room is definitely cooler than cool. Get ready for a world of chill.
So you think your commute is rough? You haven’t experienced anything until you’ve buckled up and held on aboard the Hägglund – our amazing all-terrain amphibious Antarctic vehicle. You’ll feel what it’s like driving across the ice, up and down hills, above crevasses and through water – the end of the road is just the start of your journey.
While our little blue penguins are the smallest team members, they more than make up for their lack of size with superior fish-catching ability and an enduring talent for overall cuteness. Each day at 10:30am and 3:30 pm it’s feeding time, which is a real highlight for them, for us and for the many spellbound penguin watchers.
“It’s like you were really there” is the type of praise good filmmaking receives. This makes the films shown in our 4D theatre truly the very best of intense, in-your-face cinema. It’s an experience so immersive you’ll leave the theatre slightly bedraggled, incredibly wide-eyed and absolutely, undoubtedly exhilarated.
It’s a whole lot of icy continent in one convenient space – a gallery full of science and magic that encourages you to delve deeper into the importance of Antarctica. With a few small steps you’ll cover miles of ice and walk through decades of history – this is an exhibit that rewards every second you’ll spend here.
They say no two snowflakes are the same. Watching our crystal-clear HD screen, you just might be able to spot the difference. It’s a massive canvas for you to witness incredible short films. There’s no better way to get the big picture of Antarctica.
There’s a lot going on behind the scenes in making sure our flipper-flapping friends are healthy and happy. Take an exclusive tour behind the scenes and you’ll get to experience it all. It’s the closest you can get to the penguin life without diving right in.
The International Antarctic Centre is excited to join forces with Science Alive. This partnership will see us bring a range of inspiring, interactive science exhibits back to life to inspire the next generation of scientific explorers.
In partnership with Antarctica New Zealand and Science Alive, we are challenging kids and families to create their very own Scott Base. Using DUPLO legos, you can design your own base camp at the International Antarctic Centre. Take a photo of your creation with our Ace the Base Antarctic backdrop to go in to win monthly prizes.