Although it can be overlooked as a family travel destination, Antarctica offers endless snowy—and unforgettable—fun. Multiple species of penguins toddle around the White continent, where kids can also spot whales, seals, and other birds they will never see at home. And, because the Antarctic Peninsula is the focus of so much scientific research, there are countless learning opportunities. To help you and your family make the most of this extraordinary experience, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has brought our exclusive National Geographic Global Explorers program to Antarctica on our Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent departures. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic certified field educators will help our youngest travelers understand this fascinating part of the world. Here are some of the activities in store for kids and teens on an Antarctica expedition:
Plot Whale Migrations
Orca, or killer whales, are common in Antarctica, and humpback whales are often seen near the ocean’s surface while feeding on swarms of krill. Each year, humpbacks migrate thousands of miles from their breeding areas near the Equator to Antarctica to feed. Kids will plot their travels to help understand why they do it and where they go.