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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.


Opening Hours

Open daily, 10am - 4pm. MOTAT is set across two spacious locations, with a tramway linking the sites. A ride aboard the free heritage tram service is popular for visitors big and small.


You can buy your tickets online, or at the entrance at either of our museum locations. A Family Pass is great value at just $45 and our membership pricing gives you unlimited general admission entry for a whole year.

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.

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.


If you or someone you care for has accessibility requirements you will find the information you need to plan your visit here.

Current Closures and 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. Check here for any planned closures.

A new science and technology experience opening in 2024

MOTAT is proudly the science and technology playground of Aotearoa: full of hands-on, minds-on discovery. We want to encourage the next generation to be curious, think smartly and innovate for a more regenerative future.