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September, 2020

This is a repeating event

Sat26Sep10:00 am4:00 pmOperation DECODE | MOTAT school holiday experienceOn daily in Sep & Oct school holidays10:00 am - 4:00 pm MOTATType:Museums and Galleries,School holidays,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:School age children (5 to 12 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Decode at MOTAT


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



805 Great North Road & Meola Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022

Future dates

Sunday 27 September 2020 10:00 amMonday 28 September 2020 10:00 amTuesday 29 September 2020 10:00 amWednesday 30 September 2020 10:00 amThursday 1 October 2020 10:00 amFriday 2 October 2020 10:00 amSaturday 3 October 2020 10:00 amSunday 4 October 2020 10:00 amMonday 5 October 2020 10:00 amTuesday 6 October 2020 10:00 amWednesday 7 October 2020 10:00 amThursday 8 October 2020 10:00 amFriday 9 October 2020 10:00 amSaturday 10 October 2020 10:00 amSunday 11 October 2020 10:00 amMonday 12 October 2020 10:00 am

Event Details

These school holidays, kids will enjoy Operation DECODE an exciting spy-themed experience that delves into the fascinating world of cryptography and codebreaking at MOTAT.

Kids can become a secret agent for the day at MOTAT. Budding agents will need quick wits and a cool head, to track down hidden checkpoints and crack devious codes. Agents who complete the mission earn an awesome Field Agent badge to keep!

But the fun doesn’t have to stop once the visit is over. If your secret agent has what it takes to be a cyber spy, they can head online to MOTAT.Fun and dive in to the world of cyber-espionage, to take on an awesome new set of puzzles and codes to do at home.

It’s action-packed, educational fun for the whole whānau. Don’t miss it!

Operaton DECODE is on daily in the September and October school holidays from 10am to 4pm. The school holiday experience is included in MOTAT’s general admission and is best suited for kids aged five-years-old and upwards.


MOTAT General Admission, currently 50% off:

Children under 5 are FREE
Children (5 – 16 years old): $5 (normally $10)
Adults: $9.50 (normally $19)
Students with NZ ID Card: $5 (normally $10)
SuperGold Card Holders with ID: FREE
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $22.50 (normally $45)


MOTAT | Museum of Transport & TechnologyMOTAT is Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology where you can explore fascinating exhibitions on the history of NZ transport, technology and Kiwi ingenuity.