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Science Roadshow


Wed 18 Jul 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: MOTAT (Museum of Transport & Technology), 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $19.00
  • Children (5-16 years): $10.00
  • Student with NZ Student ID (includes tertiary students): $10.00
  • Overseas Senior Citizen (non-NZ, aged 65+): $10.00
  • Family Pass (2 adults and up to 4 children): $45.00
  • Under 5s: $0.00
  • SuperGold Card Holders with ID: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Vanessa Hefer

Celebrating thirty years of science on the roads of New Zealand, the Science Roadshow is making a stop at MOTAT this July.

These school holidays will be chock-full of hands-on science experiments, activities and live demonstrations including some brain-stretching, stomach-churning, and mind-blowing learning. Uncover the science behind temperature and learn about chemical reactions in the “Fire & Ice” live show. Prepare to be dazzled by chemistry – but don’t try this at home! Discover the fascinating science of biology in “Am I Living”.

This one’s jam-packed with interesting facts about humans, animals, and plants. From engrossing to a just little bit gross! Then get stuck into some experiments of your own when you explore the collection of interactive science exhibits on offer. How do muscle and bone joints work when you ride a bike? Why do you slow down if you hold your arms out while spinning? Investigate sound waves, vibrations, and energy.

Have a go with some surprising visual effects, crazy reflections, and tricks of motion. Witness some of the fastest science around with an action-packed selection of bite-sized “Science in a Sec!” experiments.

Explore pressure, energy and more as our presenters take you through these short and snappy science activities. Experiment with sound on the Vocoder! Speak into the tangle of coloured tubes and listen to how it manipulates the sound from the opposite end as it travels through the pipes.

All of this and more at MOTAT these July School Holidays!

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