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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket provided by International Antarctic Centre

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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket
Communal jackets for the storm room are no longer provided due to health & safety. Please bring weather appropriate gear.
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
1–5 hours
  • International Antarctic Center Admission Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - International Antarctic Centre
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hagglund Rides: We do not recommend this ride for visitors with heart conditions, back or neck pain or if pregnant
  • Children must be over 3 years old to ride the Hagglund and all children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Beth wrote a review Jan 13
18 contributions9 helpful votes
It had been years since I had gone to the Antarctic Centre, and to be honest I wasn't overly thrilled when my work colleague suggested we go there with two teenagers. I unexpectedly had a terrific day 'on the ice', and so did the teenagers - so much so that we are now looking at
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Date of experience: December 2020
Leah B wrote a review Jan 11
18 contributions
We enjoy this visit, the Hagglund vehicle ride was lots of fun and included in the price of admission. Watching the rescued penguins at feeding time is free but you can pay extra to be involved in feeding them. The husky/malamoot puppies were lovely and just lay still and let
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SherylSimbahan wrote a review Jan 1
Tauranga, New Zealand31 contributions1 helpful vote
We’re here just after Christmas and the place we’re crowded of those families with young children keen to visit this educational center. Indeed, the center really provided ultimate Antarctic Adventure. Very informative gallery full of history from Antarctic storm and 4D movie
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clivew_nz wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
Very informative and great fun. Good variety of things to do and see. Very informative staff who were glad to share their knowledge. Bit disappointed to miss huskies so check it's not their day off! Also cafe only opens at weekends currently - not too much of a problem as
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Date of experience: November 2020
shane p wrote a review Oct 2020
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Husky interaction was great. Excellent layout of the building. A little pricey vut well worth it. Ice room good experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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By: International Antarctic Centre
Great family fun
When we landed in Christchurch (our first time here) we saw some U.S army planes and a building that mentioned some
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Loaded with stuff to do.
Well worth the entry. Even the bored teenager engaged with this. We stayed 4.5hrs. Turn up early to beat the cro
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Centre for Antarctic activity
The Shaky Isles are well known as a centre of Antarctic activity. There are lots of things to see and do at the Int
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Great day
Fantastic, fun filled, value for money day. Highly recommend. Penguin feeding presentation (10.30, 11th December
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Great attraction for families
Great start to our holiday. Really good value. Was expecting more penguins but to be honest the 4D, the Haggland
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the display was interesting and informative. but the best bit was the ride in the Hugsland Buggs this was more fu
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Nice overview of life down under
Interesting centre on life down in the Antarctic. Really liked the breadth of things to capture your attention and
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Good time at a cost
Quite a costly attraction for $49 per person! Interesting but not great... considering it was a purpose made buildi
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A large variety of things to do with many interactive experiences for children and adults. We enjoyed it all
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Cool experience - take the kids
This was my first time here with the family. The Hagglund ride and 4D ride were fun and my wife and daughter loved
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All about the penguins
Feeling pretty dated these days but still a fun trip for families with younger children. Also recommend the ride in
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Very interactive experience
Really well set up display. A must see in Christchurch. Next time we would make sure we get there by 9:30am to catc
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James M
Great. Friendly. Informative
I visited here late in the day but my young daughter and I had a lovely time. We loved seeing the penguins feedin
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A suitable substitute!
Had originally booked the family in for a helicopter flight over Antarctica for my wifes birthday but then Covid hi
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Worth a visit
We enjoyed the 4d movies, the penguins and the ride in the all terrain vehicle. Cute husky to pat and the storm exp
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  • Duration: 1–5 hours
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