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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

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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
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International Antarctic Center Admission Ticket
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Departure Time

12/19/2020 - 9/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

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International Antarctic Centre, 38 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY International Antarctic Centre
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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A once in a lifetime experience
, Jan 2022
The Haggleud trip was amazing being in amongst the huskies was great. Could of been more cuddles The snow dome was a bit disappointing, thought a few snow flurries would of been more effective. It felt like walking around the bank corner while windy down in Invercargill
Fun place to visit
, Jan 2022
Really good experience, the people were very nice to us and the place is very interesting and informative. I learnt a lot about the Antarctic and also I had a nice time with the Huskies :)
Fun but not for everyone
, Oct 2021
The storm simulator, 4D movie and penguin feeding was super cool. I don't know if the education center plus that was worth the price. The snow mobile ride was TERRIBLE!! No one warned us they just said it was 10 minutes long and kind of bumpy but my 8 year old daughter cried the entire time and they can't see you in the back so we couldn't even stop it. Terrible and a little traumatic.
Seeing the penguins,...
, Oct 2021
Seeing the penguins, especially, feed time.Huskies were a great hit.Also children enjoyed there ride on Hagglund,and 4D movie. All in all an amazing experience.
Day out with the Grandchildren
, Oct 2021
The Hagglund ride was great, both grandkids aged 5 and 6 loved it. We went in school holidays and there appeared to be a large group of children who tended to take over things to sit on which was disappointing, very large ques for the 4d theatre, we cued 3 times but the kids got bored of waiting so missed this attraction. Other than that they loved they day, thankyou
, May 2021
Loved the experience of the snow storm. Overall, everything was fantastic, highly recommended for everyone. Majority of the staff were lovely. Receptionist needs to be more patient especially in asking for information and telling information because not everyone knows what they’re meant to do, especially first timers. She was snappy and borderline rude and I felt like we were a burden on her-and she was the first point of contact and at that point I almost wanted to leave and go back home.
, Dec 2020
The snow mobile ride was an awesome experience and the storm room with the Huskies was fantastic. Well worth going.
5 out of 5 experience
, Jul 2020
My family loved the experience. The highlight of our vacation is to visit the International Antarctic Center for our son and the trip exceeded our expectations! We loved the Hägglund experience and came to appreciate what our scientists and researchers are doing in the remote land of the Antarctic and its unforgiving temperatures. And we appreciate the 4D theatre experience too.
, Jun 2020
Good place to visit with friends or family. Amazing what they've done to help those little penguins. The lady at the 4D (11.15am) could do with some customer service training and smile! Overall experience was good!!
Holiday Adventure
, Jan 2020
We are one adult and two children aged 5 and 6. We arrived at 1 30 and left at 5. We still had things to see. We had a great afternoon and enjoyed all the experiences. We also learned stuff....I can now recommend the Antarctic Centre with more exact details...and helpful pleasant staff who have a lot of work to do. Thank you

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