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Munro Tribute And Medal Display at MOTAT

Friday, 29 January 2016, 1:36 pm | MOTAT

A tribute to aviation war hero Les Munro and his collection of gallantry medals, including a Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying Cross, will go on display on Saturday 30 January. MOTAT visitors can view this in the Aviation Display ... More >>

Exploring How We See the World at MOTAT

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 2:44 pm | MOTAT

Eyetrackers , an exhibition exploring how we look at art, will be open at MOTAT from Saturday 20 February. More >>

Museum offers an amazing journey through the human body

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 1:06 pm | MOTAT

Smelly toilets, a giant nose, a huge mouth, and a heart that never stops beating will all feature in a new family-focused exhibition at MOTAT next month. Body in Action opens on Saturday 20 February and explores the way our bodies work in colourful ... More >>

Thomas Fredrick Duck Dedication and Reunion at MOTAT

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 9:42 am | MOTAT

Artworks and caricatures painted on the nose cones of military aircraft became popular during World War II and were believed to bring their crew luck. Well, in the case of Thomas Fredrick Duck , this luck must have worked as the crew of Lancaster GT-T ... More >>

MOTAT Fire and Rescue Day 2016

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 11:34 am | MOTAT

This year MOTAT’s popular Fire and Rescue event takes place on Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14 February and what better way to express love for your whānau than spending the day with them at MOTAT having fun while learning more about fire safety and disaster ... More >>

Showcasing Innovation at ‘The Idea Collective'

Friday, 18 December 2015, 10:10 am | MOTAT

The Idea Collective , an artistic collaborative installation, has opened to the public at MOTAT. It celebrates New Zealand’s vibrant innovation culture by bringing together a diverse set of visionaries, artists, designers and technologists. Together ... More >>

Zombie Tag, Minecraft And All Things Apocalyptic

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 2:17 pm | MOTAT

Remember the Y2K scare back in 2000 when many thought the world’s major computer systems would crash and herald the end life on earth as we knew it? Or the more recent apocalyptic predictions of 2012 based on the Mayan calendar completing a cycle? So ... More >>

Interactive Travelling Science Exhibition Opens at Motat

Friday, 11 December 2015, 1:29 pm | MOTAT

For the first time ever, the intriguing Science on the Move exhibition is travelling over from Australia to open at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) in Auckland this Saturday, 12 December. More >>

Celebrating a Decade of Charitable Giving at MOTAT

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 1:43 pm | MOTAT

Sparkling lights festoon the historic buildings, carollers are warming up and the Lolly man is planning festive treats to whip up – Christmas Lights, MOTAT Nights is almost here again! For the tenth year in a row, the Museum will be raising funds ... More >>

Museum Seeks to Restore the Last Remaining Solent Boat

Friday, 13 November 2015, 12:48 pm | MOTAT

MOTAT is hosting a gala dinner and charity auction, Dining in the Skies , to raise funds for the restoration of the world’s only remaining Solent Mark IV Flying Boat, ' Aranui '. The event takes place in MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall in Meola Road ... More >>

Making noise with the science of sound

Friday, 23 October 2015, 4:50 pm | MOTAT

The science of sound and how music is made are just two of the subjects explored in a vibrant interactive exhibition opening at MOTAT on Saturday 31 October 2015. More >>

Olde Hallows Eve - The Danse Macabre at MOTAT

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:22 am | MOTAT

This Halloween the Dance of Death is making its chilling debut amongst the Victorian buildings and historical grounds of MOTAT on Sunday 25 October. More >>

Become a Forensic Scientist or Game Designer for a Day

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11:52 am | MOTAT

It’s crime solving time these school holidays at Crime Scene MOTAT! Children can get hands-on as they explore the exciting world of forensic science. A fictional crime has been committed at the Museum and it’s up to visitors to solve it. By ... More >>

Battle of Britain Commemoration at Motat

Friday, 4 September 2015, 12:14 pm | MOTAT

The 75th Anniversary of one of the most definitive aerial battles of World War II, the Battle of Britain, is being commemorated at MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall on Sunday 20 September. More >>

Wild Wheels at MOTAT for Father’s Day

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:04 pm | MOTAT

From Minis to Mustangs, there will be something to excite all motoring fans at MOTAT’s Wild Wheels event this Father’s Day, Sunday 6 September. More >>

Paying Tribute to Les Munro at MOTAT

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 2:02 pm | MOTAT

The death of Squadron Leader Les Munro in Tauranga on Tuesday made global headlines as New Zealand said farewell to one of its veteran aviation war heroes. Tributes and condolences for Mr Munro have been pouring in from around the world. More >>

New ‘Get Smart’ Interactive Exhibition Now Open

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 10:22 am | MOTAT

If you’ve ever found yourself marvelling at the rapid advancements of modern technology then you’re bound to be enthralled by MOTAT’s new interactive exhibition, Get Smart – NZ Wired in the Digital World | Kia Atamai – Aotearoa Mamati , which ... More >>

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 >>



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