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Fun day

Admission is free for registered teachers during the month of September. Families are included for... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
samisonit2018
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Hall 2

We came primarily to visit the airplane exhibition at MOTAT 2. It’s a challenge to find the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
kevintS2930UN
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lack of parking is a massive problem! At least we couldn’t locate anything. Half the park felt like it was under construction. I also would not recommend taking a 1 year old here. The toddler area was pretty lack lustre and not much else for...More

Thank itskats
Reviewed 29 October 2018

If my review comes across as bitter and sad, it's because I am after my recent visit to MOTAT. Leaving aside the fact that Motat 2 (the one with the planes) is excellent, the rest of my visit was a terrible disappointment. Gone are the...More

Thank TeamIan
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visited MOTAT with our three children without knowing too much about it. We were all blown away by the exhibitions and hands on experiences for the kids. I would highly recommend it for any age group. The admission was very affordable and it included a...More

Thank ana2567
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Admission is free for registered teachers during the month of September. Families are included for the free admission for our family for two adults and one child. We got there and my daughter lost her phone the staff were very supportive to her unfortunately someone...More

Thank samisonit2018
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We came primarily to visit the airplane exhibition at MOTAT 2. It’s a challenge to find the entrance but got there in the end. Hasn’t changed much over the years but still pretty impressive. Enjoy......

Thank kevintS2930UN
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Visited MOTAT again after coming as a kid 20 years ago - brought our 4 year old. Unfortunately there is a lot of construction and redevelopment going on so we found that there was not actually as much to do as we’d hoped. Definitely not...More

Thank DBM_Kiwi
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Well damn, I came here yeeaaarrrrssss ago, finally back in Auckland i thought i'd bring my partner and little bro here again. Was looking forward to all the little interactive games and gadgets and what not(mirror maze, lazer maze, earthquake room thing) but sadly it...More

Thank RebekahR241
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Motat has been around for almost as long as I can remember. It’s currently under some reconstruction do some areas cannot be accessed but this is a place worth visiting. It’s great for duds with heaps of interactive displays. Your entry fee into the main...More

Thank MIchael R
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I took a group of people here, and afterwards we had a chat about what they thought. We found it had slipped alot due to the lack of staff, we couldnt ask anything, the Cafe is not good, expensive and not nice. The diplays were...More

Thank 288Will
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great day today, 2 families with children aged 7-11, going to the hourly science shows and working through the hands on travelling roadshow and science exhibits. Both the girls and boys enjoyed experiments with mirrors, physics, anatomy, wind, dendrochronology, prisms and other...More

Thank Brigid G
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