Love / Science

Experience the stories behind the technology.

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Love / Science explores innovation in Aotearoa, highlighting the human stories that inspired it and the science that made it possible.

Come and immerse yourselves in digital and hands-on activities, film and other elements that bring MOTAT’s collection to life.

From Antarctic adventures to harakeke surfboards, the humble cup of tea to medical milestones, Love / Science showcases technology that has saved, changed, and influenced our lives for the better.

This fascinating exhibition gets to the heart of the story and takes you on a journey through New Zealand’s rich history of innovation and ingenuity.

Join us in celebrating these important pieces of technology and how they have changed history in Aotearoa.

Now Open | General Admissions Apply

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The Particle accelerator


Wheelchair accessible

Location: Building 5 at M1, Great North Road.

Entrance: Motion sensor automatic doors and a wide entrance.

Noise: Videos and interactives throughout the exhibition.

Mobility parking is available on site at M1. Please arrange in advance, see our Accessibility information.