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Exciting changes see our classroom experience move to the Aviation Hall
MOTAT will soon bring you a brand-new, highly participatory science and technology centre, opening in April 2024, designed to inspire your students to be confident and curious in the world of STEAMM.
The new centre will be created within Building 5 at MOTAT Great North Road and development work begins in April 2023, ahead of the April school holidays. This means onsite classroom education will take place at our Aviation Hall at 98 Motions Road for the next 12 months. Schools will still be able to visit both MOTAT Museums and a special Education tram will transport you between locations.
We have a great range of education programmes for you in 2023, but some programmes are not offered this year due to the development works. Please contact our bookings team to discuss programme options. email@example.com
Once your booking is confirmed, more information about transport drop off and pick ups will be sent to you.
There is no minimum group size, however a minimum charge of $100 applies to all group bookings.
We can see a maximum of 120 primary/secondary students, split into 4 groups of 30, per day; and a maximum of 40 early childhood learners, split into 2 groups, per day.
School group bookings require a minimum ratio of 1:6 (1 adult per 6 students).
Early Childhood Education group bookings require a minimum ratio of 1:3 (1 adult per 3 students)
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At our place
|Group||Cost per Child||Additional Adults|
|School Groups||$5.00 per child, supervising adults are free of charge up to ratio boundaries (1 adult per 6 children)||$10 per person|
|Early childhood groups||$5.00 per child, supervising adults are free of charge up to ratio boundaries (1 adult per 3 children)||$10 per person|
|Special needs groups||Free||Caregivers Free|
All prices are inc GST.
A minimum charge of $100 per booked programme for all EOTC Educational experiences applies.
All bookings incur a cancellation fee of $75 if cancelled within 5 working days of booked visit.
If a booking is postponed for another date within the term the cancellation charge will not apply.
At your place
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|STEAM Cells||For a STEAM Cell visit within the greater Auckland area: $10.00 per child, teachers and teacher aides free of charge + $200 per return trip to the school||For a STEAM Cell visit throughout the North Island: $10.00 per child, teachers and teacher aides free of charge + $350 or $1 per km (whichever is highest) per return trip to the school + Educator cost – accommodation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (09) 815 5808 for a quote|
|Online Workshops||$3 per student, $75 minimum charge||If an on-site visit is booked in conjunction with an online workshop, the workshop is free of charge|
|Learnables||$100 - $200 per week or part thereof|
MOTAT Financial Support
We know that cost is a huge limiting factor in the decision to organise an EOTC experience for your students, so we have special offers to help lower the cost for you.
Offers are limited to one subsidy per school per year and cannot be used in combination with other offers.
Free Entry Offer
2. Subsidised Bus Travel Offer
3. STEM Outreach Offer
Needs based – schools with significant financial constraints and/or targeted participation students.
STEAM Cell visits to schools
Group size minimum 60 students on a single trip
Contact email@example.com or call (09) 815 5808 to find out more.Book Now
Please provide the name and email address of your account person to your educator. The invoice will be sent by our accounts team after the visit. Book Now
EDUCATION VISIT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Our terms and conditions for education groups visiting MOTAT can be found here.
Your MOTAT visit pack 2023
A MOTAT educator will meet your group upon arrival at 98 Motions Road, Western Springs or at Gate C Stadium Road, depending on your timetable. Please check your timetable and/or your confirmation email to see which site you should be dropped to.
There is parking available at the MOTAT Aviation Hall site, and parking in the surrounding streets at MOTAT Great North Road. Please note, school groups catch a tram between the two MOTAT sites so you will need to make arrangements to either take your car with you, or return to your car at the end of your day.
Please call your educator if you are going to be late. You will find their contact information in their email to you sent the week before your visit.
For health and safety reason visitors are only allowed onsite from 9.45am unless arranged prior.
Please fill this out on the day and have it ready to give to your educator on arrival. It is very important this information is correct as we use it to invoice your school for the trip. If you have not filled out the form before you arrive, or have not got a form, please let your educator know and they can help you with this.
Give this information to your educator upon arrival – please ensure you know how many students you have per year level (eg: 24 Year 5’s and 39 Year 6’s) and include all adult helpers.
An invoice is sent after the visit.
Each education group at MOTAT is allocated a covered lunch space. Your educator will take your group to your meeting space in the morning to begin your onsite induction. Your students will also leave their bags in this space while they have their educator session and explore MOTAT but will need to take their bags with them when they leave either site.
Your educator will explain the timetable, expectations of behaviour, toilets/drinking fountain locations, tram station location and any questions about your day.
First thing to do is check your email including your junk mail. Timetables are sent out the week before your visit. If you are not the person who organised the trip, this email will have gone to them. If you still do not have a copy of the timetable, inform your educator before you arrive and they can get one for you.
Your students will leave their bags in their meeting space while they have their educator session and explore MOTAT but will need to take their bags with them when they leave either site.
Trams leave from the stops outside the MOTAT shops. Please be 5 minutes early to ensure you do not miss your tram.
Toilets can be found at both ends of the Aviation Hall at MOTAT Motions Road. Toilets can be found in between Buildings 1 and 2, in Building 5 and in Building 6 at MOTAT Great North Road.
You can scan this QR code to access the Scavenger Hunt. There will also be a copy of this QR code in your lunch space. It would be helpful to send the QR code to your adult supervisors ahead of the trip.
There is a cafe at MOTAT at M1 (Great North Road site), as well as various vending machines. There is no cafe at M2 (Motions Road site).
If you require a wheelchair for the day of your visit, please let your educator know. They can arrange to have one at the gate for when you arrive.
The MOTAT shops at both sites have first aid kits and processes to inform the appropriate MOTAT team members to help. MOTAT has First aid rooms. All MOTAT classrooms have first aid kits.
MOTAT’s emergency response team will provide the first level of care and escalate the response to specialist care if needed.
If an injury occurs that warrants an ambulance, one will be called. However, if an ambulance is refused, MOTAT team members are not responsible for transporting visitors to the hospital.
Please contact the MOTAT shop on 09 815 5800, they will mobilise our emergency response team who will circulate a description and search for the child.
MOTAT’s emergency response team will let you know what to do if an emergency siren goes off. Make your way to the location, and your educator will meet you there to give further instructions.
Return to your meeting space 10 minutes before you are due to leave. Check you have all your students, and they have all their belongings.