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International Antarctic Centre
NileGuide Expert Says:
The next best thing to going to Antarctica.
38 Orchard Rd,Christchurch Airport,, Christchurch, New Zealand
NileGuide Expert tip:
You can see as much or as little as you want, but there is a LOT of information to take in, read and experience. Be sure to allow enough time for everything.
If you are in any way interested in what goes on down below in Antarctica, you will love this place. Kids can play in the snow room or you can go on a Hagglund vehicle, see the penguins and generally play with or read a tonne of cool stuff. The interactive museum is near the airport so you could theorhetically visit on your way to a flight, but do make sure you leave a few hours as there is a lot more here than most people imagine. There is a free bus which runs from Cathedral Square.