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Light, Music and the Mystery of Photonics

Friday, 3 July 2015, 3:48 pm | MOTAT

Venue: MOTAT Location: 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland Date: Saturday 04 July 2015 Time: 6 – 8pm Cost: Free admission, including a free coloured flashlight for the first 200 people to arrive at the event. More >>

New ‘Get Smart’ Exhibition Opening Soon

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:14 pm | MOTAT

Have you ever found yourself marvelling at the rapid advancements of technology and connectivity in the world around you? Then be prepared to be enthralled by MOTAT’s new interactive exhibition, Get Smart – NZ Wired in the Digital World | Kia Atamai ... More >>

Kiwi YouTube star filming science series in Auckland

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 1:08 pm | MOTAT

This winter, MOTAT hosts the filming of Jiwi’s Machines, a comedy web-series created by YouTube star Joseph Herscher. In the series, Herscher plays Jiwi, a curious and lovable character in the grand tradition of physical comedians like Buster Keaton ... More >>

Youth Into Industry Careers Day at MOTAT

Monday, 22 June 2015, 12:02 pm | MOTAT

On Wednesday 24 June, a group of year 11 to 13 high school students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the construction, civil engineering, trucking and agriculture industries at MOTAT. More >>

Science Roadshow at MOTAT This July

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 12:53 pm | MOTAT

The popular Science Roadshow returns to MOTAT from 4 – 19 July with its two live shows and interactive exhibits. This exciting hands-on learning experience broadens children’s knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics while ... More >>

Youth into Industry Careers Day at MOTAT

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 1:26 pm | MOTAT

On Wednesday 24 June, a group of year 11 to 13 high school students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the construction, civil engineering, trucking and agriculture industries at MOTAT. More >>

Meet Meccanoid at Motat This Queens Birthday Weekend

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 9:42 am | MOTAT

Meet Meccanoid at MOTAT This Queens Birthday Weekend The Auckland public has the chance to interact with Meccano’s award-winning personal child-size robot, Meccanoid, at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) until the end of Queen’s Birthday ... More >>

MOTAT Wins Museum Award For Welcome to the Machine

Friday, 8 May 2015, 10:11 am | MOTAT

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) received top honours for the Most Innovative Use of Te Reo Māori at last night’s ServiceIQ 2015 New Zealand Museum Awards held in Dunedin. This was awarded to MOTAT for its most recent exhibition, ... More >>

Motat Steam Fair

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12:17 pm | MOTAT

As we head into the cooler autumn months, MOTAT is preparing to heat up Auckland with its Steam Fair on Sunday 24 May. More >>

Super Science Shows at MOTAT

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:29 am | MOTAT

Super Science Shows at MOTAT The popular 'Science in a Van' show is coming to MOTAT during May. Taking place over two weekends, the dynamic duo of Alan and Emily Worman, will perform their interactive family shows aimed at engaging children with science ... More >>

Les Munro Presents Medals to Motat

Monday, 20 April 2015, 2:48 pm | MOTAT

Veteran Squadron Leader, Les Munro, is presenting his gallantry medals, flight logbooks and associated memorabilia to the Museum of Transport and Technology in a special hand-over ceremony at MOTAT on Wednesday 15 April at 11am. The presentation will ... More >>

Easter Weekend at MOTAT

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 4:24 pm | MOTAT

Everybody loves LEGO® and visitors to MOTAT are in for a real treat this Easter weekend when the Auckland LEGO® User Group exhibits their impressive creations at the Museum. More >>

April School Holidays at MOTAT

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:51 pm | MOTAT

As Auckland City grows rapidly around us it’s all about building and development at MOTAT these April school holidays. More >>

Lord Ashcroft’s Proposal to Keep Munro Medals in NZ

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:24 am | MOTAT

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has at the eleventh hour stepped in with a proposal to keep the Munro WWII medals and associated memorabilia within New Zealand while still achieving aviation war hero, Les Munro’s, altruistic aim of providing funds for the upkeep ... More >>

Museums Will Not Be Participating in Auction for WWII Medals

Monday, 16 March 2015, 4:55 pm | MOTAT

The New Zealand museums incorporating MOTAT, Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Air Force Museum in Christchurch and Otago Museum have been in discussions with Les Munro to find a solution so that Mr Munro can make a significant donation the RAF Benevolent ... More >>

Motat Science Street Fair

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 5:04 pm | MOTAT

Interact with leading Kiwi Scientists and learn more about the science behind super bugs, creatures that glow in the dark, lasers, forensics and much more! More >>

The Plastic Bottle Kayak Crew Building Kayaks at MOTAT

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:52 pm | MOTAT

The intrepid environmental adventurers, The Plastic Bottle Kayak, are preparing for their next expedition; to build and paddle a fleet of kayaks made from thousands of plastic bottles (and more than a dash of Kiwi ingenuity) through the pristine ... More >>

Children’s Day at MOTAT 2015

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 2:09 pm | MOTAT

MOTAT is celebrating Children’s Day on Sunday 1 March with free entry for all children under 17. There will be an exciting array of activities for the whole family to enjoy including a petting zoo, horse and carriage rides, old-fashioned lolly-making demonstrations ... More >>

MOTAT Fire and Rescue Day 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:02 pm | MOTAT

Fire engines, sirens, rescue displays, demonstrations and education programmes about disaster preparation are just some of the exciting things on offer at MOTAT’s Fire and Rescue Day on Sunday 8 February. More >>

International award for Pumphouse restoration

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 4:25 pm | MOTAT

Later this month, The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) will honour MOTAT with an award for its work to restore The Pumphouse’s Beam Engine to its former glory. More >>



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