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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.

Scott Base Redevelopment Project

This new interactive exhibit celebrates the Scott Base Redevelopment Project. This project will see the current base, built in the early 1980s and consisting of 12 separate buildings, replaced by three large interconnected buildings.

The new base will allow for up to 100 people to stay at a time, opening up more opportunities for the next generation of Antarctic explorers. “Kids visiting the International Antarctic Centre over the next few months could be heading to Antarctica to stay at the new base in 20 years’ time, as scientists or Scott Base staff members” said Scott Base Redevelopment Senior Project Manager, Simon Shelton.

Find out more about the project here:

Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is the government agency that strives to make sure Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are valued, protected, and understood.

Scott Base is New Zealand’s only Antarctic research station and is a hub for our scientific explorers.