A little about us
MOTAT opened in 1964 and since then has been explored by millions of local, national and international visitors. MOTAT is an interactive museum with a focus on creating a visually stimulating environment for its visitors. Children love their experience here.
The aviation collection with over 30 aircraft is impressive. Amongst the exhibits is the British heavy weight bomber of WW2, the Avro Lancaster and the beautiful wooden wonder, the de Havilland Mosquito. New Zealand's female aviator heroine Jean Batten's numerous medals and trophies are on display.
Products and specialities
School visits and programmes
Children's birthday parties
Tram service between MOTAT sites
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MOTAT has lots of Fun-tastic activities that will keep your children entertained this Children’s Day...
Classic cars and interactive history... Fantastic
See MOTAT come to life on the third Sunday of every month. MOTAT has some great things to see and do, including steam train rides and tank rides...
We have been to MOTAT a couple of times now and the kids just love it. Can't beat the Tram ride too...
- Rebecca loved Auckland Botanic Gardens
- Rebecca loved Butterfly Creek
- Rebecca loved MOTAT
- Rebecca loved Massey Park Aquatic Centre
- Rebecca loved The Fairy Shop
A fun day out for the whole family and once a month you even get to ride in tanks etc.
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