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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

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    Visit: 38 Orchard Road International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch 8053 New Zealand

    The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 2 or 92, there are hours of fun here for everyone.
    You’ll visit ‘Antarctica’ the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins!  There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D and lots more!
    It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!
    We are located next to Christchurch International Airport and open every day of the year from 9am – 5.30pm.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This museum was probably great in the 90s and even the early noughties, but it has failed to update itself & modernise..... with the exception of it's promotional posters. All the video materials are old, and is so obvious in an age where most people...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    IntAntarcticCentre, Front Office Manager at International Antarctic Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Hi there, thanks for your review. I am very pleased to let you know that we are in the process of redeveloping our attraction into a modern visitor experience! Thanks, Zingara

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The International Antarctic Centre is an embarrassment to the city of Christchurch. $60 for 1 adult admission is outrageous, and not justified for the experience. I suggest saving your money and going to the Christchurch museum instead. The museum is free and their Antarctic exhibit...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed July 16, 2019

    Whow it was like being down on the Antarctic for sure. The children absolutely loved this experience and seeing the penguins up close was an extra delight for them. This is absolutely well worth a visit but allow a few hours - there are movies...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank Fay H
    Reviewed July 14, 2019

    Really enjoyed our experience at the Antartic Centre with our 10 year old son. When we checked in the staff gave us times for all the attractions which was really helpful to plan our time there. Allow at least 2 hrs. Enjoyed all the attractions...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mel G
    Reviewed July 9, 2019

    Price quite steep so was expecting amazing things, especially after seeing a free Antarctic exhibit at the museum the day before. Sadly the experience didn’t meet expectations, the penguin area was amazing and we loved the fact they were all rescued from various disasters that...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank luckynachocat
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    April 27, 2019|
    Response from LittleKiwiChick | Reviewed this property |
    The International Antarctic Centre is located in the city of Christchurch. The temperature inside is a comfortable warm environment. They do have a small room that is used to mimic the Antarctic if you want to feel the cold... More
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    • Duration: 3h
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