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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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Love visiting MOTAT? Then our MOTAT Mates pass is perfect for you! Experience MOTAT 364 days of the year with unlimited entry, free tram rides and access to our 12 annual LIVE Days and themed weekend activities, like Dig It! and Ngā Mirumiru Bubbles. With a rotation of interactive exhibitions, 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.

A MOTAT Mates family membership (2 adults & up to 4 children) is just $95 for one year (only $8 per month!) and provides you with affordable quality educational entertainment in Auckland. We have different themes and activities each school holidays, giving you even more reason to visit again and again.
Showcase your favourite exhibit with our 3 unique MOTAT themed membership card designs.

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By purchasing a MOTAT MATES annual pass, you are helping us do more. By becoming a member of our MATES community you are supporting us to maintain, operate and preserve our unique collection of New Zealand transport and technology for present and future generations to experience and enjoy.

We look forward to calling you a MATE.

Benefits of being a MOTAT Mate include:

  • 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 Shops

  • 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

  • 20% off standard Adult and Child admission to Stardome Observatory and Planetarium


Choose the best membership pass for you

Family2 adults & up to 4 children aged 5 - 15 years. Children under 5 FREE$95+ add 1 Adult $30 + add 1 child $20
Child Flexi1 child & accompanying adult*$65+ add 1 child $20
Individual1 adult$45Ideal for parents of children under 5
Student1 student aged 14+$22.50Current NZ student ID required

If you would like to purchase membership as a gift for someone, please purchase a gift voucher which can be redeemed by the recipient for a membership.

Buy Now - Gift Voucher

Valid for two named adults and up to four children under 16. Children under 5 enter free, but can be included on a family pass if desired. One additional named adult may be added to a family pass (on site only) for an extra $30. Additional Children can be added for an extra $20 each.

Buy Now - Family Pass

Valid for one named adult (14 or older, not a current NZ student). This can be a good option for an individual bringing in children under 5, however the membership is for a specific person and non-transferable between adults. If two adults will only be visiting with children under 5 they may decide to purchase two individual passes instead of a family pass.

Buy Now - Individual Pass

Valid for one named child, and any one accompanying adult. This pass is specifically for the child named, and the membership may not be used without this child present. Additional named children, including under 5s, may be added to this membership for an extra $20 each, if for example a parent or caregiver may want the option of visiting MOTAT with a child under 5 while the first child on the membership is at school.

Buy Now - Child Flexi Pass

Valid for one named student 14 or older, with current NZ student ID (Secondary or Tertiary).

Buy Now - Student Pass

If you would like to speak to a Customer Service team member for further clarity on which pass may work best for you, please call (09) 815 5800 and press 0 to speak to an operator. For Annual Pass Terms and Conditions see here.


If you purchased a general admission ticket, you can upgrade to a MOTAT Mates pass before you leave for the day, and only pay the difference. 

A general admission family pass for $45 can be upgraded to the equivalent annual pass for just $50 extra. Just see the shop hosts to upgrade before you leave for the day.

A membership card and lanyard will be issued to each named member.

For more information or questions about signing up or queries relating to your MOTAT Mates membership please call on (09) 815 5800 and press 0 to speak to an operator or email us at mates@motat.org.nz