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International Antarctic Centre - General Admission + VIP Penguin Backstage Pass

Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving New Zealand at one of the countries most popular tourist attractions.

Highlights

  • VIP Penguin Backstage Pass
  • Penguin Rescue - Meet the little guys in blue
  • Hagglund Field Trip - Go off-road like an Antarctic explorer
  • Storm Dome - Brave a summertime Antarctic storm
  • 4D Theatre - Four-dimensional visual experience

The award winning International Antarctic Centre has a huge range of experiences that's sure to keep the whole family entertained.

Feel the chill of a full on storm in our awesome Antarctic storm room and take a thrilling ride in an off-road in a Hagglund!

Immerse yourself in our big screen ice tour and amazing 4D theatre.

Learn about the wildlife, Antarctica’s effect on the globe and modern day life on Scott Base with this full on, interactive experience.

This exclusive combo also includes a VIP Penguin Backstage Pass. Limited to just 8 visitors per tour, you'll get to experience these incredible birds up close and personal.

Your Antarctic Guide will take you into the areas not accessible to other visitors and you'll get to learn about the penguins routines and their feeding and habitats.

We welcome you to Antarctica - The coolest fun in Christchurch!

Adult $69.00
Child $39.00 (6-15 years old)

What's included

  • VIP Penguin Backstage Pass
  • Antarctica 101
  • Storm Dome & Antarctica Storm
  • 4D Theatre & Antartic Gallery
  • Penguin Encounter; Penguin Feeding
  • General Entry - International Antarctic Centre

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 38 Orchard Road (between Memorial Ave and Wairakei Road) near Christchurch Airport.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • VIP Penguin Backstage Tour are presented in English.

    The tours are unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility as stairs are involved.

    Children must be over the age of six to go on this tour.

    Health Notice: Premium Penguin Caregiver Tour and VIP Penguin Backstage Pass are not recommended for any person whose immune system has been compromised in any way (eg. due to chemotherapy or exposure to HIV) due the close bird contact and potential exposure to Bird faeces etc.

  • Please Note: General Admission to the International Antarctic Centre is included. .

Available Bookings from December 09 to December 15

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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emmanuelleh1 from New Zealand wrote on 27 November 2021

Great day !

Great experience in the Antarctic Centre and nice discovery of the little blue penguins.

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shirleyn2 from New Zealand wrote on 03 November 2021

Loved it. So worth the money!

Awesome 3 to 4 hours of fun activities, science and nature. Great for adults and kids. Such a lot going on and to learn about in Antarctica.

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Sharon Hurman from New Zealand wrote on 31 October 2021

Christchurch Antarctic Center

Had a great day out, definitely recommend it as a must place to go to in Christchurch.

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Leanne Emery from New Zealand wrote on 29 October 2021

Exceeded expectations

Amazing, interactive, fun, learnt so much, inspiring and really enjoyed the passion for Antartica and the animals that everyone who works there has. It was even better than I thought it would be, planning to bring my children and grand children to Christchurch to experience this.

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svitlanap from New Zealand wrote on 26 October 2021

Plenty of stories to tell after visit

We (my 9 year old and I) had a great time at the centre and enjoyed every aspect of it - the VIP penguin experience, which gave us a few special insights, the snowdome (especially at the time of the penguin feeding when we had it all to ourselves with the snow gently falling), the 4-D movies and of course the huskies. I could say we will be back, but we actually did go back there on the second day of our short holiday in Christchurch.

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