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Explore Antarctica

Spring has arrived in Ōtautahi Christchurch and it’s the time of year when the city welcomes the US, Italian and Korean Antarctic programmes along with our own Antarctica NZ as they gather here to commence their season of summer science in Antarctica.

This year, Cathedral Square will host Explore Antarctica – a family fun day to welcome the international programmes and showcase the city’s wealth of Antarctic connections.

Event Details

Sat 05 - 05 Oct 2019
11:00AM - 04:00PM
Cathedral Square, Christchurch

Saturday, 5 October will give you:

  • SNOW! This is your chance to get your hands on snow in the central city and build your own snowman!
  • A taste of the icy continent: from crowd-favourite Huskies on site lapping up the attention, to exploring the all-terrain Hagglund vehicles used down on the ice.
  • Antarctic footage will be showing.
  • Scavenger hunts to excite young explorers.
  • Antarctic heroes will come to life.
  • Children are encouraged to dress up like their favourite explorer (past or present) to be in to win a major prize pack of Antarctic themed goodies.

Let’s celebrate Christchurch as one of only five Antarctic Gateways in the world.

So come along for a FREE, FUN Antarctic themed day!

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