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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 >>

Fire and Rescue Day 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015, 12:51 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 8 February. More >>

Auckland community helps MOTAT raise record charity amount

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 3:12 pm | MOTAT

Now in their ninth consecutive year, MOTAT’s ‘Give and you shall receive’ charity campaign and ‘MOTAT Nights, Christmas Lights’ event series are proving more popular than ever. More than 20,000 people attended Christmas Lights events and this, combined ... More >>

Get ready to bubble, pop and explode at MOTAT this January

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:59 am | MOTAT

Get ready to bubble, pop and explode at MOTAT this January MOTAT is getting set for an action packed school holiday programme in January with fun-filled options that will suit kids of all ages and interests. Under Pressure – 3 January to 1 February ... More >>

Annual report indicates steady progress for MOTAT

Monday, 8 December 2014, 12:54 pm | MOTAT

MOTAT’s 2013/14 annual report is now available to the public and CEO Michael Frawley believes the results demonstrate some positive signs for the future direction of the Museum. More >>

Pair of rare birds stop tanks in their tracks

Monday, 1 December 2014, 11:31 am | MOTAT

Pair of rare birds stop tanks in their tracks A pair of nesting dotterels has made a home for themselves and their soon-to-be-hatched eggs at MOTAT’s Aviation and Military site on Motions Road in Western Springs. The protected species, of which ... More >>

Family fun with a charitable twist this Christmas

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:28 pm | MOTAT

The Museum of Transport and Technology is giving Aucklanders the chance to brighten the lives of those less fortunate this Christmas with two annual initiatives that also promise their fair share of action for the whole family. More >>

More than 6,000 Expected for NZ’s Largest Halloween Event

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 12:14 pm | MOTAT

Organisers of MOTAT’s ‘Twisted Victorian Tale’ event are expecting a ‘visual feast’ of costumes to be on display for what is expected to be the Museum’s biggest Halloween event to date. More >>

Inspire Young Kiwi Inventors These School Holidays at MOTAT

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 5:21 pm | MOTAT

‘Invention Nation’ is the latest MOTAT School Holiday Experience and will run from 27 September – 12 October from 10am – 5pm. The Holiday Experience will introduce visitors to the five stages of inventing, from the idea, design, prototype, testing ... More >>

Inspiring Kiwi Innovators of Tomorrow – New Exhibition

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 10:51 am | MOTAT

Young Kiwi minds will learn and explore Kiwi innovation and ingenuity at the new ‘Welcome to the Machine’ More >>

MOTAT September events

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:45 am | MOTAT

Welcome to the Machine • The MOTAT Story • Invention Nation • MOTAT Live More >>

Science Galore at MOTAT

Monday, 30 June 2014, 10:42 am | MOTAT

From 5 – 20 July, MOTAT’s latest School Holiday Experience, ‘ Defying Gravity’ , explores the four basic principles of flight- weight, lift, drag and thrust and gives visitors the ability to create their own gravity defying, flying machines. ... More >>

 

 

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