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A Peachy Keen Mother’s Day

Friday, 28 April 2017, 9:55 am | MOTAT

Celebrate Mother’s Day the good old fashioned way at MOTAT! Let the Museum take you back in time to the post-war baby boom days of the 1950s when Elvis ruled the pop charts and Marilyn Monroe was the brightest star in show business. More >>

Decadent delights on offer at MOTAT’s Prohibition Party

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:41 pm | MOTAT

Be swept up in the exuberance and freewheeling popular culture of the roaring twenties at MOTAT’s inaugural Prohibition Party on Saturday 4 March. More >>

Getting Charged at MOTAT This Weekend

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 4:35 pm | MOTAT

Electric Vehicle (EV) enthusiasts can now charge up at MOTAT while they explore transport technology from the past, present and future. More >>

Mum is the Word at MOTAT

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 10:50 am | MOTAT

Celebrate the special women in your life this Mother’s Day as MOTAT takes you back in time to the rockin’ 1950s. Think roller skates, milkshakes and rock ‘n' roll as the mood is set around the Museum with vintage car displays, period movies ... More >>

Experiencing energy first-hand at MOTAT these holidays

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 12:27 pm | MOTAT

The team at MOTAT is gearing up for their lively new school holiday experience starting Saturday 16 April. The focus will be on all things ‘energy’, from the powerful laws of nature that govern it to how it is harnessed and used every day. More >>

The MOTAT Science Street Fair

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 1:16 pm | MOTAT

Whether you’re interested in volcanos, robotics, virtual reality, solar telescopes or bugs that glow in the dark, there will be something to fascinate everyone at MOTAT’s Science Street Fair on Sunday 3 April. More >>

Hōne Heke’s tribal flag comes to Auckland

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 8:55 am | MOTAT

As the New Zealand flag debate rages on, the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is preparing to welcome legendary Hōne Heke’s original tribal flag to Auckland. More >>

Round Up the Troops for MOTAT’s Military Day

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 2:52 pm | MOTAT

Step back in time to one of the most tumultuous periods in history and experience the rumble and roar of war first-hand at MOTAT’s Military Day on Sunday 6 March. More >>

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 >>



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