MOTAT Mates Annual Pass

MOTAT Mates is perfect for regular visitors and offers a host of exclusive benefits.  It is designed for visitors who want to make regular visits without paying full admission on each visit (including during school holiday time)!

Each MOTAT Mates subscription entitles members to:

  • Unlimited general admission entry to both MOTAT sites during regular opening hours
  • 10% off at the souvenir shops at both MOTAT sites
  • Unlimited FREE tram rides all year round
  • Monthly e-newsletter updates* (opt in)

  • 20% off standard Adult and Child admission to Auckland Zoo!
  • 20% off standard Adult and Child admission to Stardome Observatory & Planetarium!


Membership options:

  • 12 Month Family Pass - $95 (2 adults and up to 4 children aged 5-16) 
       + add 1 Adult to a Family Pass - $30
       + add child/ren to a Family Pass - $20 per child
  • 12 Month Individual Pass - $45 (One adult only)
  • 12 Month Student Pass - $22.50 (Valid for students aged 14+ with current NZ student identification)
  • NEW! 12 Month Child Flexi Pass - $65 (valid for one child under 17 and any accompanying parent/guardian)
     + add child/ren to a Child Flexi Pass - $20 per child 

Terms & Conditions

Choose the Best Annual Pass for You

Family Pass
Valid for two named adults and up to four children under 17. Children under 5 enter free, but can be included on a family pass if desired.
One additional named adult may be added to a family pass (in store only) for an extra $30. Additional Children can be added for an extra $20 each.

Individual Pass
Valid for one named adult (14 or older, not a current NZ student). This can be a good option for an individual bringing in children under 5, however the membership is for a specific person and non-transferable between adults. If two adults will only be visiting with children under 5 they may decide to purchase two individual passes instead of a family pass.

Student Pass
Valid for one named student 14 or older, with current NZ student ID (Secondary or Tertiary).

Child Flexi Pass
Valid for one named child, and any one accompanying adult. This pass is specifically for the child named, and the membership may not be used without this child present. Additional named children, including under 5s, may be added to this membership for an extra $20 each, if for example a parent or nanny may want the option of visiting MOTAT with a child under 5 while the first child on the membership is at school.

If you would like to speak to a Customer Service team member for further clarity on which pass may work best for you, please call 815-5800 and press 0 to speak to an operator.

MOTAT Mates memberships can also be purchased at the entrance point on the day of your visit, or if you purchase a general admission ticket on entry you can upgrade to a MOTAT Mates pass before you leave for the day and pay the difference. A membership card and lanyard will be issued to each named member.


How to Join: MOTAT Mates

Membership application can be completed on-site at MOTAT at either of the MOTAT shops.

Please call (09) 815-5800

or more information or questions about signing up or queries relating to your MOTAT Mates membership please call on (09) 815-5800 and press 0 to speak to an operator or email at