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Visiting During COVID-19 Alert Levels

Following the Government’s announcement of Alert Level 4, MOTAT is now closed until further notice.

MOTAT is currently closed to the public

Go Hard, Go Early. We're in this together New Zealand.

While Tāmaki Makaurau remains in Alert Level 4, MOTAT will be closed to the public.

MOTAT will continue to work with Auckland Unlimited and Auckland Council and follow Ministry of Health Guidelines and implement all measures issued by central Government to contain the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Although MOTAT is now closed to the public, our dedicated team have been working behind the scenes to make sure you can still connect with us online.

MOTAT.fun - Explore and create at your place

Keep the kids learning during lockdown! MOTAT.FUN is a place for everyone to explore and create at your place! It's full of accessible STEAM content (experiments, activities, stories, puzzles, games, videos) for kids, parents, and teachers to help inspire young minds during lockdown.

Are you an educator or parent looking for resources?

MOTAT's team of Educators have been busy preparing lesson plans, stories, and info-filled posts to help students continue their STEAM education from home. Topics like Inenga: Early Māori Measurements, Communications, and ANZAC are covered in our teacher zone of MOTAT.FUN.

Missing our collection?

Our Collections Team has been hard at work to update and refresh our Collections Online platform. There are some great new features such as a bird's eye view of objects and being able to read about topics from our collection. You can even look at our past and present exhibitions, how cool is that? Come and explore over 83,000 objects here.

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