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Visiting in the COVID-19 'Traffic Light' Framework

Tāmaki Makaurau is at the Orange light setting of the Covid-19 'Traffic Light' Protection Framework. Plan your visit, and discover the safety precautions we have in place for you to visit safely here.

Nau mai, haere mai. 

MOTAT is OPEN and welcoming visitors. Our opening hours are 10am - 4pm, 7 days, except Christmas Day. We are open on all other public holidays. 

We have large exhibition and outdoor spaces to explore and enjoy, and our friendly Visitor Hosts are on hand to answer any questions and assist you with enjoying your visit safely.  

MOTAT is committed to keeping your whānau and our community safe. Please be aware of the current requirements to visit MOTAT and please do not visit if you or members of your visiting group are feeling unwell. Thank you. 

The Aviation Display Hall remains closed to the public as we redevelop the exhibits and build a new car park. This is set to reopen in August.


Visitors aged 12+ years are required to wear a face mask while exploring our indoor exhibition spaces. Masks are no longer required to be worn outdoors.

Our friendly visitor hosts will be monitoring the site and will have spare masks on hand if yours becomes lost or damaged.  


There is no requirement to present a My Vaccine Pass to visit MOTAT. This requirement was removed from 5 April 2022.

As per our current policy, all the MOTAT Team on site are fully vaccinated.  

Scanning in is not required, but we do have a NZ COVID Tracer QR code on display at the MOTAT entrance for those who would like to keep a record of their movements.  


We ask that your visiting group keeps a 1 metre distance from other visitors wherever possible.  

Our Visitor Hosts will be on hand to manage the flow of visitors throughout the site to ensure you feel safe and comfortable at all times while at the Museum. 


To minimise contact between our front of house team and visitors we recommend payment via Eftpos or credit card. For an even more simple entry you can pre-book your tickets online.

The MOTAT trams shuttles between MOTAT Great North Road and Auckland Zoo. Trams can pick up passengers at stops indicated on the map below. Please flag down the trams if you would like to board at one of the ‘Requested Stops’. 

Visitors aged 12+ years are required to wear a mask while riding the tram.  

Please note that the MOTAT trams are not currently travelling to the Aviation Hall.  

Most spaces are open, we have decided to close these spaces due to the difficulty with managing social distancing or the number of touch points.

  • Main Trunk Line Model Railway (open Saturday's 10 am - 1 pm)

  • MOTOTS  


MOTAT is taking extra measures to protect the health of our visitors and staff. These include:    

  • Extensive cleaning: Regular cleaning of our interactives and high touchpoints will ensure the site is safe for you and your whānau. A deep clean is done weekly.    

  • Sanitisation stations are positioned throughout the Museum for your convenience  


We encourage you to follow the advice of our Government and Ministry of Health to protect yourself and others:  

  • Practice good hygiene  

  • Keep track of where you have been 

  • Stay home if you are sick  

See the Ministry of Health website for up-to-date information.  

If you have questions or concerns about visiting MOTAT which are not answered above, please reach out to enquires@motat.org.nz and we will endeavour to reply to your query within 24 hours.