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What's on in January?

We've got a range of activities to keep you and the kids busy these school holidays! Check out all of the exhibitions and experiences that'll keep you entertained all day!

Date & Time

1 Jan - 31 Jan 2021 | 10am - 4pm


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We've got so much on these school holidays! Bring the family along to enjoy our events, experiences and exhibitions at MOTAT. Check out what's on in January, below.

Road Tripping | Daily

Experience the classic Kiwi road trip at MOTAT these holidays where you’ll be able to follow the trail to spot iconic landmarks plus play a human-sized board game!

See here for more info.

Under a Distant Sun | Daily

Whether on earth, or on other planets the requirements for human life are the same. Join the fun to discover how science and technology may one day allow humanity to become a multi-planetary species.

See here for more info.

Science in a Sec | Saturdays & Sundays

Join the fun every weekend to learn more about the scientific principles and facts behind everyday phenomena with these action-packed demonstrations.

See here for more info.

Rail Rides | Every Sunday

Catch a ride onboard one of these railway marvels. Different steam locomotive are operating every Sunday in January, 11am-3pm at M2.

See here for more info.

Blacksmith's Forge | Saturdays & Sundays

Experience the thrill of seeing the blacksmith at work in MOTAT's Historic Village.

See here for more info.

To view all the exhibitions we have on in January, visit our exhibitions page.

To view all the experiences we have on in January, visit our experiences page.

What's on in January?


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

Noise: display and activity areas can be noisy.


We recommend parking on Great North Road, please note the Trams will NOT be doing pick ups from M2.