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Need something to entertain your children in the school holidays? Send them to Antarctica! Well…. not literally, but the next best thing! Enrol them in our Holiday Programme and we’ll entertain them and educate them about all things Antarctic!

Parents and caregivers! Do your children want adventure? Do your children want fun? Do your children want excitement?

Then during the April 2018 school holidays have them join the Antarctic Centre Holiday Programmes.

Children will discover our Little Blue Penguins, ride the Hagglund, find out how to survive in Antarctica, go exploring around the centre, play games and much, much more!

The programmes will be running Monday to Friday from 16 – 20 and 23 – 27 April 2018 (inclusive). Excluding April 25th, Anzac Day.

Antarctic Explorers:
This is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years and runs from 8.45am – 5.00pm. Cost $59. Scroll down page for more info.

Be a Penguin Ranger for a Day:
This is suitable for children aged 10 – 13 yrs and runs from 9.30am – 4.00pm. Cost $70. Scroll down page for more info.

Be a Husky Musher for a Day:
This is suitable for children aged 8 – 13 yrs and runs from 9.30am – 4.00pm. Cost $70. Scroll down page for more info.

For all programmes:
Bring your own morning tea, lunch, a drink bottle, a warm jacket and covered in shoes.
A yummy $9.50 lunch pack is available to pre-order. The pack consists of a sandwich, a jelly cup or similar, raisins, carrot sticks, cheese and crackers, a piece of fruit and a piece of slice such as lolly cake. Some dietary requirements are unable to be catered for.

To make a booking, please follow this link

Click here to find out more about the Antarctic Explorers Programme
Click here to find out more about the Penguin Ranger Programme
Click here to find out more about the Husky Musher Programme

Click here to view the School Holiday Programme Terms and Conditions

Antarctic Explorers Holiday Programme

Could you survive in Antarctica? Take the Antarctic Challenge! Pitch your tent and experience an Antarctic Field Camp. Find out what it takes to be a Hagglund driver. Design your own Antarctic Base. Discover penguins and other animals of Antarctica!

This is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years and runs from 8.45am – 5.00pm. Children will discover our Little Blue Penguins, ride the Hagglund, find out how to survive in Antarctica, go exploring around the centre, play games and much, much more!

The cost for this programme is $59 per day. (Children 5 years of age may attend if they are accompanied by an older sibling).

To make a booking, please follow this link

View detailed info here

Be a Penguin Keeper for a day

What does it take to look after the world's smallest penguin? What do they eat? Where do they sleep?
Join our penguin keepers at the International Antarctic Centre penguin encounter and assist them in their daily routine to look after the 'Little Blue' and 'White Flippered' penguins.

Children also get to take a Hagglund ride, experience an Antarctic storm, play in the snow and ice room, take a simulated 4D cruise to Antarctica, get up close with a real live husky and learn lots of other COOL Antarctic facts.
Bring your morning tea/lunch, a drink bottle, a warm jacket and please wear covered-in shoes.

Ages: 10 – 13 years
Price: $70
To make a booking, please follow this link

View detailed info here

 

Be a Husky Musher for a day

Spend the day with a Husky Musher and several Huskies. Learn how to groom and feed a husky and how they can survive in sub-zero temperatures. You will also have a chance to harness a husky for sledding and ride on a specially adapted ‘land sled’. This programme is run conjunction with Husky rescue NZ so you can also learn how they find new homes for the Huskies.

Children also get to take a Hagglund ride, experience an Antarctic storm, play in the snow and ice room, take a simulated 4D cruise to Antarctica and learn lots of other COOL Antarctic facts.
Bring your morning tea/lunch, a drink bottle, a warm jacket and please wear covered-in shoes.

Ages: 8– 13 years
Price: $70

To make a booking, please follow this link

View detailed info here