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Starbound – Mission: Solar

08 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017


Saturday 8 July 2017, 10.00am - Sunday 23 July 2017, 5.00pm

Open daily 10am-5pm (last entry permitted 4.30pm)


Museum of Transport and Technology, 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland

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Normal MOTAT entry applies: 

  • Adults $19
  • Children (5-16 years) $10
  • Student with NZ Student ID $10
  • Overseas Senior Citizen (non NZ) $10
  • Family Pass (2 adults and up to 4 children) $45
  • Under 5s – Free
  • SuperGold Card Holders with ID – Free


0800 668 2869


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Starbound – Mission: Solar – 8-23 July 2017.

Who’s up for an adventure that is out of this world? Then get along to MOTAT these July school holidays for a science-packed cosmic encounter.

Not only will you get to discover the secrets of the Sun in the newly opened exhibition, Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru, but you can also take a closer look modern-day space exploration in the museum’s latest holiday experience, Starbound – Mission: Solar.

Be a rocket scientist for a day as you consider the thrills and challenges of space exploration and figure out how technology could be used to help us colonise this vast frontier.

What do you think space will look like one day? Could mankind be building skyscrapers and motorways on Mars?

Let your imagination run wild as you consider the endless options and put your creative skills to work to build and launch your very own air powered rocket.

Aglow with a galaxy of exciting science, Sunlight - Ihi Kōmaru and Starbound – Mission: Solar will help the whole family understand the forces that sustain life on Earth – and indeed drive the entire universe.