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What’s on at MOTAT... Get on Yer Bike!

What’s on at MOTAT...
Get on Yer Bike!

Penny farthing, BMX, railbike and roadster. How many types of bicycles can you name?

MOTAT is challenging you to learn a whole lot more during the weekends of February 2013, as it brings all things two wheeled to life in ‘Bike Month.’ This interactive and entertaining showcase is sure to make you look at your own bike in a completely different light.

With a number of fun, bike-based attractions including performances from synchronised bicycle dance groups, a retro scooter display and unicycle classes, ‘Bike Month’ will showcase the diversity of the common bike and highlight the history of two wheeled transport in New Zealand.

Whether you’re a lean mean biking machine or simply an occasional pedaller, get along to MOTAT for a new perspective on one the world’s oldest forms of transport.

Dates
Saturdays and Sundays throughout February 2013

Location
MOTAT - Great North Road & Meola Road, Western Springs, Auckland.

Costs
MOTAT entry fees – ‘Bike Month’ activities are included in normal MOTAT admission fees:
$14 adults
$8 students/children 5-16
$7 seniors
$free children under 5
$35 family pass (2 adults, 4 children)
$65 MOTAT Mates annual family pass

SUMMER SUNDAYS AT MOTAT

MOTAT will keep your Sundays action-packed and the kids full of flair this month, with a myriad of fun and exciting experiences on offer.

Inspiring an array of new hobbies to take home, a Victorian Village Handcrafts Demonstrator will be teaching how to tat and lace every second and fourth Sunday of the month. There’ll also be children’s bookbinding workshops every Sunday from the 10th of February.

Also in the calendar are a range of activities happening on the third Sunday of the month. A fun and interactive day out, MOTAT will treat you to live lolly-making, a military zone including vehicle rides, and a workshop in MOTAT’s mind-boggling telecommunications area.

On any given Sunday at MOTAT, visitors can enjoy an endless array of activities on both MOTAT sites. Kids especially love being able to take home a souvenir printed before their very eyes in the MOTAT printing press workshop.

Dates
Sundays throughout February 2013

Sunday 10 February – Victorian Village Handcrafts, Children’s Bookbinding workshops, Horse and Carriage Rides, Penny Farthing Rider, Print Shop, Road Transport Workshop.
Sunday 17 February – Lolly-making, Military Vehicle rides, Telecommunications Workshop, Children’s Bookbinding workshops, Penny Farthing Rider, Print Shop, Road Transport Workshop.
Sunday 24 February - Victorian Village Handcrafts, Children’s Bookbinding workshops, Horse and Carriage Rides, Penny Farthing Rider, Print Shop, Road Transport Workshop.

Location
MOTAT - Great North Road & Meola Road, Western Springs, Auckland.

Costs
MOTAT entry fees – special Sunday activities are included in normal MOTAT admission fees:
$14 adults
$8 students/children 5-16
$7 seniors
$free children under 5
$35 family pass (2 adults, 4 children)
$65 MOTAT Mates annual family pass

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE AT MOTAT’S IMAGINATION FACTORY

Explore the magic of pistons, wheels, levers, pulleys, cams and gears through dozens of hands-on interactive displays at MOTAT’s newest travelling exhibition ‘Imagination Factory’.

All the way from Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre ‘Questacon,’ the fascinating ‘Imagination Factory’ exhibition captures the minds and fuels the imaginations of MOTAT visitors young and old.

Visitors can explore basic mechanical tools and uncover how they can be used to create ingenious inventions in this engaging exhibition that also features racing toy animals with gears, using giant levers to lift people off the ground, and building a wall maze with magnetic tubing.

A mind-boggling experience for all ages, come in and check out ‘Imagination Factory’!

Dates
The ‘Imagination Factory’ travelling exhibition is open to the public now until 3 June 2013.

Location
MOTAT - Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland.

Costs
The ‘Imagination Factory’ travelling exhibition is free with normal admission to MOTAT:
$14 adults
$8 students/children 5-16
$7 seniors
$free children under 5
$35 family pass (2 adults, 4 children)
$65 MOTAT Mates annual family pass


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