The Tactile Dome is an all time MOTAT favourite. In total darkness you can explore tunnels inside a purpose built dome using only your sense of touch and direction - a real challenge! Check out other MOTAT favourites like the cool Mirror Maze and see if you can find your way through the baffling labyrinth.
We offer hands-on exhibits which are entertaining, informative and fun for all age groups. The Challenge Zone is a must-do for kids on your visit to MOTAT!
Please note: The Challenge Zone is currently closed, while we install our exciting new exhibition 'Stars and Cars' and will re-open 1 March.
Have you ever wanted to see what goes on behind the scenes at MOTAT? Now’s your chance with our new Rail tours!
Take a guided behind-the-scenes tour through our MOTAT 2 site and learn about the fascinating process of restoration taking place in our workshops, as well as the special stories of these rarely-seen collection objects. Discover how our dedicated team of volunteers maintain the authenticity of our collection using techniques like working from the original blue prints, sourcing original materials, and even using some original tools.
Rail tours operate every Thursday and Friday from 1.15pm at our MOTAT 2 site on Meola Road.
Take a ride around MOTAT and through our Victorian Village on ‘Little Flick’.
‘Little Flick’ rides are available during weekends and on busy days (weather permitting)
10am – 5pm.
Please note: Little Flick will not be running on 5 & 6 April.
Visit MOTAT and see our penny farthing rider in action from 11am - 4pm on Sundays and specific days.
For dates, please see our What's On guide.
There are some great things to see and do at MOTAT on the third Sunday of every month, including:
Children’s bookbinding workshops
Double decker ‘Big Ben’ tram (weather permitting) and Auckland heritage tram rides
Horse and carriage rides (11am - 3pm)
Military vehicle experiences
Printing press workshop demonstrations
Road Transport and Tram workshops open
Steam train rides
See the Blacksmith in the Forge
Penny Farthing Rider
All third Sunday of the month activities run 10am – 4.30pm.