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Antarctic Season Opening 2018

Sep - Oct 2018

The City of Christchurch is exploring its gateway status to the Antarctic with a festival of events in advance of the five month long Austral summer season opening in October.

This is our opportunity as a city to collectively thank and engage with each of the National Antarctic Programmes and the myriad of businesses that operate out of Christchurch by sea or by air in support of research and innovation on the ice.

Join us at one of the following events.

Dogs in Antarctica: Tales from the Pack

30th Anniversary COMNAP Exhibition

USAF Globemaster C-17 arrives into Christchurch 

Christchurch Antarctic Ignite Talks by ‘Changemakers’ 

Antarctic Air Day 2018

South to Antarctica' Church Service

Wreath Laying Ceremony 

Christchurch City Antarctic Heritage Walk 

First C-17 flight departs for Antarctica

Mission to Antarctica’ holiday STEM programme 

International Antarctic Centre school holiday programme 

Lyttelton Antarctic Heritage Walk 

Find out more here


Antarctic Season Opening 2018