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School Holiday Experience: Operation DECODE.

Explore the fascinating world of codes and code-breaking at our school holidays experience, Operation DECODE.

Date & Time

26 Sep - 11 Oct 2020 | 10am - 4pm



These school holidays, MOTAT is offering TWO exciting adventures with Operation DECODE! An exciting spy-themed experience that delves into the fascinating world of cryptography and codebreaking.

Visit MOTAT and become a secret agent for the day. Budding agents will need quick wits and a cool head, to track down hidden checkpoints and crack devious codes. Agents who complete the mission earn an awesome Field Agent badge to keep!

But the fun doesn’t have to stop once the visit is over. If your secret agent has what it takes to be a cyber spy, head online to MOTAT.Fun and dive in to the world of cyber-espionage, to take on an awesome new set of puzzles and codes. 

It’s action-packed, educational fun for the whole whānau. Don’t miss it!

This experience is included in MOTAT general admission and is best suited for kids aged five-years-old and upwards.

With so much to enjoy at MOTAT, plan a day full of discovery and include a visit to our current exhibitions, while you’re here! Slice of Life: the world famous Dunedin Study on until 4 October and Science Photographer of the Year have proven to be inspiring, must-do experiences for visitors of all ages!


Stairs: Some areas are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, confined spaces and uneven surfaces.


We recommend parking in our large car park at M2 and enjoying the free vintage tram ride between sites.

Mobility parking is available on site at M1. Please arrange in advance.