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Plan Your Visit

Nau mai, haere mai! We warmly welcome you come and enjoy hands-on, minds-on discovery for all the whānau. With changing exhibitions, school holiday experiences, unique events and live activities, MOTAT is a great destination to explore, learn, discover and spark imaginations.
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Opening Hours

WE ARE OPEN DAILY, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Open on all public holidays except Christmas Day.


805 Great North Road & 98 Motions Road,
Western Springs, Auckland 1022


Starting from $10

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Ticket Prices

You can buy your tickets online, or at the entrance at either of our museum locations.

  • FREE entrance for children under age of 5

  • Access to our two locations

  • Travel for free all day on our heritage trams

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MOTAT Mates annual pass

MOTAT Mates Annual Pass

A MOTAT Mates membership offers excellent value and is perfect for people wanting to visit MOTAT more regularly. Receive unlimited general admission to MOTAT, even during school holidays, along with other special offers and benefits. Buy a membership for yourself or family, or as a gift for someone else.

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Te Puawānanga
Science and Technology Centre

More science. More discovery. More fun.

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July Holiday Experience
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Solar Tsunamis - Parawhenua Kōmaru

Learn about solar flares, geomagnetic storms, sunspots and more!

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LIVE DAY: Energy

Feel the power this July at LIVE DAY: Energy!

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World Choir Games 2024
World Choir Games 2024

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LIVE DAY: Communication

Incoming messages this August at MOTAT with a LIVE DAY all about Communicating!

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Find your way


Some areas are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, confined spaces, and uneven surfaces.
If you or someone you care for has accessibility requirements you will find the information you need to plan your visit here.

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Current Closures & Maintenance

We occasionally need to close certain areas to perform checks and for maintenance work. Other times we are changing exhibitions or setting up for something new.

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Location & Parking

Located just 10 minutes drive from the Auckland CBD via the North Western Motorway, MOTAT is easy to find when you take the St Lukes Road off-ramp, Exit 6. We recommend planning your journey with Google Maps.

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Find your way around MOTAT with these maps of our two museum locations at Great North Road and Motions Road. Plus information on the short heritage tram ride between them.

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Bring your own kai and refreshments and enjoy a picnic at one of MOTAT's tranquil spots

Food and Drink at MOTAT

We welcome you to bring your own food and drink to enjoy when visiting. Take a break in our Rūma kai food and breakroom, or picnic on the grounds. We apologise that our cafe is currently closed.

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Heritage Trams

Heritage Trams

Catch a ride on MOTAT's heritage trams along the Western Springs Tramway, taking you between our MOTAT Motions Road and MOTAT Great North Road museum spaces.

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Visit us in-store or online. Enjoy shopping at our museum retail stores at MOTAT Great North Road and MOTAT Aviation Hall, Motions Road or browse and shop online at motat.shop

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We have plenty of facilities available to ensure your visit to MOTAT is comfortable and safe. There are parent rooms, first aid rooms, and plenty of spaces to enjoy some time out with your whānau.

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Machine Makers