International Antarctic Centre
A cool recreation of Antarctica! Check out the penguins and get a blast of the freezing temperatures of the great continent.
The Antarctic Centre near the airport is a fascinating trip. NZ manages Scott Base in Antarctica and you will learn all about the continent in a fun (and cold) way.
An exeptional place to visit, close to Christchurch Airport & open every day of the year.
The International Antarctic Centre is a centre of excellence for the Antarctic studies. The displays are suitable for the whole family and you can even experience what an Antarctic storm is like in the cold room.
“Great place to see kiwi, eels and up get up close and personal with farmyard animals. ”
“The museum is constantly changing. It houses collections particularly relevant to Canterbury's history. A replica Victorian Street, and Antarctic displays among many others.”
“The modern gallery houses many New Zealand famous artists as well as collections of foreign art. ”
“An open range zoo with lions and gorillas etc. Can pay extra to go on the back of a truck and actually feed the lions!! Go for it!”