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Simply Machines


Sun 4 Nov 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm
Mon 5 Nov 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tue 6 Nov 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 7 Nov 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 8 Nov 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $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

In the spirit of New Zealand’s proud history of innovation and ingenuity, Simply Machines introduces visitors to the key principles and concepts that are the building blocks of larger and more complex machines.

This interactive exhibition introduces the wedge, screw, wheel and axle, inclined plane, pulley and lever: the six simple machines that keep the world moving. Hands-on activities and fascinating objects take visitors on a journey of discovery, exploring how these amazing machines make our lives easier and learning the physics behind them.

Don’t miss this fascinating exhibition with hands-on learning activities sure to intrigue, inspire, and entertain New Zealand’s future inventors.

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