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A Hauntingly Good Time at MOTAT

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 3:03 pm | MOTAT

It only happens once a year and it’s almost that spine-tingling time again! On Saturday 28 October MOTAT dares to host the lost souls, ghastly spirits and creatures of the night for a ‘spooktacular’ line up of entertainment guaranteed to make ... More >>

Dance of the Flying Boats

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:15 am | MOTAT

MOTAT’s magnificent flying boats are on the move! A huge team of employees, volunteers and contractors spent days in the museum’s Aviation Display Hall bringing the newly painted Sunderland indoors, and moving the Solent ‘Aranui’ outside for further ... More >>

Jean Batten Artefacts Donated to MOTAT

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 1:38 pm | MOTAT

New Zealand icon and pioneering aviator, Jean Batten holds a special place in the heart of MOTAT’s aviation collection, so it was with much excitement that the Museum recently accepted a generous donation of additional Jean Batten artefacts from Auckland ... More >>

Intergalactic fun at MOTAT these holidays

Monday, 19 June 2017, 12:18 pm | MOTAT

In a science-packed cosmic encounter that’s out of this world, MOTAT takes a closer look at modern-day space exploration when it launches its latest holiday experience from 8 to 23 July. More >>

Lighting up the night sky at MOTAT

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 3:20 pm | MOTAT

Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology is celebrating Matariki in radiant style with Night Lights , a spectacular illumination event from 23 to 25 June. More >>

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 >>



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