Interact with leading Kiwi Scientists and learn more about forensic science, ultrasound machines, stenography (or the science of hiding secret messages within a message) and much more!

The streets of MOTAT will become a hive of scientific activity on Sunday 29 March from 10am to 4pm when the Museum hosts its second Science Street Fair in partnership with the University of Auckland, the NZ Association of Scientists, the Association for Women in the Sciences and other experts in this field. This family focussed event offers visitors a hands-on learning experience and the unique opportunity to meet the innovative local scientists who are expanding our scientific boundaries.

“The Science Street Fair showcases the Museum’s commitment to focus on Kiwi technology and ingenuity in a creative way to educate and inspire visitors so that they go on to become the innovators of tomorrow” said MOTAT CEO, Michael Frawley. He described the Fair as “a wide variety of exhibits where kids will be encouraged to interact with the experiments and inventions while asking questions of the experts on hand. We want them to become excited about science and its possibilities as well as gain valuable insight into how these items work”.

Visitors to the Science Street Fair will also have the opportunity to see MOTAT’s Differential Analyser in action. Built with Meccano, this fascinating mechanical analogue computer is designed to solve equations and was one of the first computers in operation back in 1935.

“We are thrilled to be hosting such high calibre scientists at MOTAT. They are all passionate about their subject and have fantastic knowledge to share with our visitors” says Mr Frawley.


Date: Sunday 29 March 2015

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

MOTAT: 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland

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Adults $16

Children (5-16 years) $8

Student with ID $8

Family Pass $40

Under 5s FREE

SuperGold Card Holders FREE