Christchurch, New Zealand
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commentOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Learn about Antarctic landscapes, wildlife and explorers with tickets to the International Antarctic Center in Christchurch, an award-winning experience that combines fun and education. Try to weather a harsh Antarctic storm, then hear about life on the remote Scott Base and spend some quality time with the Center’s adorable Little Blue penguins. Enjoy Hagglund rides and 4D shows, and enter the 'cuddle zone,' where you can meet, snuggle and pet the fluffy Huskies that explorers historically used to pull their Antarctic dogsleds.
  • Admission to the International Antarctic Center
  • Meet penguins and huskies
  • Learn about Antarctic exploration and science
  • Experience a raging southern storm
  • Hagglund ride and 4D shows
  • Fun experience, perfect for families

Reviews

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a
, Feb 2018

Informative
Interesting
Good experience
Must do if you are in Christchurch

M
, Jan 2018

Meh. We arrived when a couple of cruise ships had tours. It impacted the whole day. They didn't offer the backstage penguin experience, and there just really isn't much to see or do. The ride is through a parking lot that will definitely cause back issues for a couple of days. Although I was happy to support a worthwhile cause, researching and demonstrating what we know about the antarctic, the experience is rather lame.

a
, Dec 2017

Très fréquenté, 2 attractions sont sympa à faire: storrm et le tour en tank

C
, Oct 2017

This is a great attraction. I think it is a bit pricey for what you are getting there, but really worth seeing. There is a lot of information and reading to do, and the person at reception really does a great job of helping you maximize your time there. I highly recommend the Penguin Encounter, but do be aware you will not handle any live penguins.

S
, Mar 2017

Visiting the Antarctic Center is a little pricey but I would highly recommend you to visit it, especially if you have a friend with you to share the fun. I loved the hagglund ride! It was my highlight and was a great start to the visit of the Antarctic Center. The wind chill simulation was entertaining too, however, if you have experienced super cold temperatures before you won't be as impressed. I found the Antarctic Center educational and left the center with the idea of visiting the Antarctic one day.

P
, Mar 2017

We absolutely loved the tour, the only problem was that I booked through the shore excursion option not realising that Akaroa where our ship was docking was so far from Christchurch. However one of the tour people enabled us to go on their tour from Akaroa to the IAC just paying the coach fare and using our own entry ticket. So a big thumbs up to the great tourist relations in Akaroa.

P
, Mar 2017

We absolutely loved the tour, the only problem was that I booked through the shore excursion option not realising that Akaroa where our ship was docking was so far from Christchurch. However one of the tour people enabled us to go on their tour from Akaroa to the IAC just paying the coach fare and using our own entry ticket. So a big thumbs up to the great tourist relations in Akaroa.


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