Science Alive

Science is Alive at the International Antarctic Centre

Science Alive

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.

Learn about the important role Antarctica plays in scientific discovery, including fun activities focused on electricity, astronomy, and technology.

Science Alive exhibits will be on display in the centre’s Discovery Room.

Current Exhibits include:

  • Air Tubes Maze – An air-powered maze that demonstrates forces and fluid dynamics
  • Wave Tank – Illustrates the breaking wave motion with coloured liquids
  • Gaint Kaleidoscope – Learn more light and reflections with this extra-large kaleidoscope that allows children to claw inside
  • Starry Nights Constellation Board – explore the nights sky with


About Science Alive

Science Alive is a charitable trust that was established in 1991, to inspire the public in science and technology, through interactive experiences.  It moved into Christchurch’s Railway Station building on Moorhouse Avenue in 1993, but since the 2011 earthquakes its interactive exhibits have been exported for temporary displays throughout the world or in storage.
The partnership with the International Antarctic Centre will allow the exhibits and activities to be accessible to the Christchurch community.