Good on ya mate - We love having you around! By being a member of the MOTAT Mates whānau, you are supporting us to maintain, operate and preserve our unique collection of New Zealand transport and technology history to inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

With a rotation of interactive exhibitions, themed live days, kids discover and play areas, and Steamed café, MOTAT is the perfect place for friends and whānau of all ages to be inspired by the past, look to the present and wonder about the future.

Since you are a MOTAT Mate, you get all these special benefits:

  • Unlimited general admission entry to MOTAT during regular opening hours (including school holidays, MOTAT Live Days, and popular themed weekends)

  • Special MOTAT Mates only events & competitions

  • Free entry to "Christmas Lights", our popular annual community event that runs for 12 nights before Christmas

  • 10% off at the MOTAT retail shops

  • 10% off at MOTAT's Steamed Café

  • Unlimited FREE tram rides all year round

  • Monthly e-newsletter updates (opt-in)

  • 20% off standard Adult and Child admission to Auckland Zoo

  • 20% off standard Adult and Child admission to the Kauri Museum, Matakohe

  • CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: 20% off standard Adult and Child admission to Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

Looking to join us as a MOTAT Mate?


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