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Enjoy a year-round programme of Antarctic-related events organised by The Antarctic Office and the wider Antarctic and arts community. Explore what is on offer and discover new interests.

Festivals & events

Explore all things Antarctic through a year-round programme of events and festivals. The Antarctic Season Opening explores Christchurch’s gateway role, past present and future. The Antarctic Talk Series is a forum to explore Antarctic science and topics connected to the Antarctic while the National Antarctic Festival (in the pipeline) will be built around an international symposium and arts-related events.

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Antarctic season opening


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The Antarctic Season Opening festival celebrates the city’s past and current connections to the Antarctic with exhibitions, events, talks and activities throughout Christchurch during October.