The Antarctica Experience

Final Season

Sat 27 Oct 2018Sun 23 Dec 2018

Virtual Reality Adventure

WA Maritime Museum

Few are fortunate enough to travel to Antarctica. Even fewer experience what it is like to live there.
That's all about to change.

After a sell-out first season, The Antarctica Experience - Virtual Reality Adventure is back for a final extension!

This is your last chance to experience a day in the life of Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent.

You will see first-hand the work that goes into understanding climate change, managing eco-systems, researching sustainability, and conserving wildlife.

Along the way you will:

  • Explore Antarctica from a helicopter cockpit, even landing on glaciers.
  • Jump in a zodiac to discover the resident penguin colony and see the new chicks.
  • Explore Davis Station and logistics that go into surviving the harsh Antarctic conditions.
  • View the spectacular Southern Lights in high definition.
Visitors enjoying a virtual reality experience


With 360-degree camera control and stunning 4K, high-resolution vision, we welcome you to your immersive Antarctic Experience.

This world premiere VR adventure is showing exclusively at the WA Maritime Museum.


Monday to Friday 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Saturday to Sunday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Special late night openings Thursday 8, 15, 22, 29 November at 6pm and 7pm

Each session runs for 30 minutes. To make sure we are running on time, please make sure you arrive five minutes before your booked time.

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Ticket Type Antarctica Experience and Museum Entry Antarctica Experience Only
Adult $25 $15
Concession* $17.50 $12.50
Child (5-15) $10 $10
Family (2 adults & 2 children) $60 $40
Carer^ Free Free
Education Groups See education information below See education information below

*Must present a valid Student, Senior, or Health Care Card.
^Must present a valid WA Companion Card

Before you book

Before booking you must read the VR Health and Safety document [PDF 92KB].

The Antarctica Experience is recommended for children 13+. If a child under 13 wishes to attend a session they must have a guardian companion.

Due to headset size, children under 5 are unable to use the VR. They are still welcome to attend a session and enjoy the film in 2D.

The Antarctica Experience is available for school bookings during term. It is recommended for secondary school students.

Tickets are available at the special education price of $7.50 for both students and adult supervisors. Bookings are required and can be made by calling 1300 134 081.

For a comprehensive online teaching resource on Antarctica head to the Classroom Antarctica external website.

Keep up to date with the crew by following @theantarcticaexperience









Caption: Explorers in Antarctica

Credit: Charles Millen/Australian Antarctic Division

Getting Here


Victoria Quay Road,
Western Australia,


1300 134 081

By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at Red stop 1. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay Road.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.