Antarctic Academy Programmes | International Antarctic Centre

Antarctic Academy Programmes

Growing the next generation of explorers

Antarctica is unlike any other place on Earth. Its awesome landscape, intriguing wildlife and environmental significance is still as interesting today as it was to the first great Antarctic explorers.

We’re helping to educate and inspire the next generation of explorers with a range of education programmes that have been carefully designed to suit the interests and learning needs of the modern student.

We organise interactive curriculum-based programmes for Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, ESOL and International student groups, and fun and highly entertaining programmes for sports teams, community groups and school holiday programmes.

Our interactive exhibits are equal parts education and entertainment, wholly unique and incredibly multifaceted. We find a huge range of different experiences inspires students – and so we pack a lot of engagement and enlightenment into each minute here.

Our explorers: Roald Amundsen

On the 14th of December, 1911, humanity arrived at the South Pole. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen set off on his expedition from his Antarctic base with four men and 52 dogs. At the time Amundsen’s feat would be both lauded and maligned. Discover the sacrifice (and scandal) and meet the very special breed of dog that made it possible.