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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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
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International Antarctic Center Admission Ticket
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Departure Point

38 Orchard Road International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch 8053 New Zealand

Departure Time

12/19/2020 - 9/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
10/1/2022 - 9/30/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Ticket Redemption Point

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket.
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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
See all safety measures taken by International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket.
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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
See all safety measures taken by International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket.

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Erica_J
, Dec 2020
The snow mobile ride was an awesome experience and the storm room with the Huskies was fantastic. Well worth going.
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5 out of 5 experience
Dan747
, 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.
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Lolo
, 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!!
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wwilliam
, 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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Informative Interesting...
atulfca
, Feb 2018
Informative Interesting Good experience Must do if you are in Christchurch
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Meh. We arrived when a couple of...
Marcheta B
, 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.
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This is a great attraction. I think...
Charlotte 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.
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Visiting the Antarctic Center is a...
Sabrina M
, 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.
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We absolutely loved the tour, the...
Phillip J A
, 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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Très fréquenté, 2 attractions sont...
aayalina
, Dec 2017
Très fréquenté, 2 attractions sont sympa à faire: storrm et le tour en tank
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