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Get Smart - NZ Wired in the Digital World

Get Smart investigates the growth of computing, gaming and communications to show how the powerful machines we carry in our pockets have become faster, cheaper, and smarter.

Date & Time

Permanent Exhibition

INCLUDED IN GENERAL ADMISSION

KIA ATAMAI - AOTEAROA MAMATI

Get involved with this hands-on story of communications, computing and smart technology over the last 200 years and see how New Zealand connected with the world.

At the bottom of the world, New Zealand was once deeply isolated. Today, networks of fibre-optic cables criss-cross the globe, connecting the country to a complex web of digital culture.

Get Smart explores the journey New Zealand has taken from room-sized computers to the cell phone in your pocket, from punch cards to coding, from Morse code to Twitter.

Families will love the popular arcade machines where adults can relive their youth and show the next generation how to play legendary games such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.


HISTORY OF COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS IN NEW ZEALAND

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Location: Building 1 at M1, Great North Road.

Entrance: Motion sensor automatic doors and a wide entrance.

Stairs: There are no stairs.

Noise: Videos and interactives throughout the exhibition.

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

Parking

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