Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village

3.7
#3 of 11 in Childrens Museums in New Zealand
Discover the history of the Aoraki/Mount Cook region at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, featuring exhibits about legendary explorer, mountaineer, and philanthropist Sir Edmund Hillary. The center also offers visually spectacular shows at the combined 3D cinema and digital planetarium. The museum serves as an ideal prelude to a walk on one of the many surrounding mountain trails, suitable for a range of fitness and ability levels. After your walk, stop for a bite at the center's cafe, offering views of region's snow-topped mountains. Put Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and other Mt. Cook Village attractions into our Mt. Cook Village trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Loved all the information. Enjoyed the displays! Great location for this, in mount cook! Highly recommended!  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    It is a befitting place dedicated to the life of a legend - Sir Edmund Hillary. I was always fascinated by the achievements of Sir Ed while growing up, and seeing so many memorabilia related to him at...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    We stayed for 2 nights at Aoraki/Mt. Cook and booked to stargaze the first night. It was bucketing down with rain so we only did the indoor portion which was a movie viewing about the stars, solar sys...  more »
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  • Paid for entry and watched Sir Edmund documentary... i could/should have stayed and watched more but was only resting between hikes! Havent tried to find the documentary elsewhere. Museum is informative without being too much too take in. Covers a good range of history of the ascents of Mt. Cook as well as Sir Edmunds legacy. Id recommend if its raining, your tired from walking or you cant see much else to do in town!
  • Worth the $20 for so much content, if you have an interest in climbing then definitely visit.
  • I liked the visitor centre overall, but the cafe is quite mediocre and they made horrible Vienna coffee, so maybe just stick to cappuccino
  • Definitely worth $20. A good time spent
  • Great history, wonderful exhibits and films detailing his life and the climb. Nice cafe with snacks as well. Very up-to-date and modern museum and exhibits.

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