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Science Of Toys On Show At Motat

Science Of Toys On Show At Motat

Today MOTAT celebrated the opening of their latest exhibition at Toys: Science at Play with an event for volunteers, staff, teachers and special guests.

Visitors at today’s event got to tinker with a spinning top, mess around with magnets and indulge their imaginations. The newest interactive offering at MOTAT allows children to get their hands on 40 engaging exhibitions, including robots, dolls, pinball, kaleidoscopes and more. The toys mirror technological developments in society over the past 100 years and are themed around five zones; Imaginative, Mysterious, Creative, Moving and Timeless.

“Originally designed in Australia we’re proud to host the exhibit in Auckland” says MOTAT Museum Director, Jeremy Hubbard. “MOTAT is passionate about showcasing technology and this exhibit opens up a world of discovery of the science that makes toys work”.

On now until the end of January 2007 the interactive exhibition is aimed at five to 12 year olds and will fascinate both children and adults alike. All inclusive admission is $14 for adults, $7 for children and seniors and $30 for a family pass. Under 5s are free.


What: Toys: Science at Play at MOTAT
When: Toys: Science at Play at MOTAT is open 10am to 5pm (final entry at 4.30pm) seven days a week, from 14 October until the end of January 2007
Where: Lower Activities and Exhibition Hall at MOTAT, main entrance off Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland.
Costs: You can see Toys: Science at Play as part of your MOTAT entry fee. You can also enjoy the rest of the museum, free trams rides and entry to the tactile dome for the one great price.
Adults $14
Children (under 16) $7
Senior Citizens $7
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $30
Children under 5 years are free

Public Information Number: Phone: 0800 MOTAT NZ (0800 668 268) or visit www.motat.org.nz


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