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STEM Fair to bring tamariki face to face with their exciting futures

MOTAT’s annual STEM Fair features over 50 exhibitors from STEM fields and is set to impress.

MOTAT’s one-day STEM Fair is back this Sunday, 30 October for the whole community to enjoy. The fair will include leading organisations from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) industries, and their cutting-edge innovations will be on show from 10am – 4pm at MOTAT’s Great North Road site.

STEM Fair inspires our next generation of innovators in Aotearoa by bringing them up close and personal with real-world solutions, and the amazing world of STEM.

Exhibits this year include a giant 3D-printed T-Rex skull, crime-scene forensics with NZ Police,
biosecurity dogs from the Ministry for Primary Industries, and trapping a rainbow in a box with the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonics and Quantum Technologies.

MOTAT Education Manager, Julie Baker said, “STEM fair is a chance for children to see that it’s
possible to work in these life-changing and exciting careers.

“MOTAT’s aim is to provide accessible STEM experiences for the whole community – STEM Fair is a critical part of this. This year we have partnered with the Dodd Walls Centre and COMET Auckland to bus in kids and families from other parts of Auckland, so they get the opportunity to attend too.

“At this event, whānau get to explore science and technology and how it’s making a difference now. They experiment and get hands-on and get exposure to the value of these STEM careers and demystify what people in these careers do.”

Entry to the MOTAT STEM Fair is included in general admission pricing, you can get double the activities for the usual price — making it an affordable event for its scale. Prices are: $45 for a Family Pass, $19 for adults, $10 for children (5 – 15 years) and for students with ID. Under 5s and SuperGold card holders enter for free.

See all information to plan your visit at MOTAT.NZ

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More info on STEM Fair can be found here. For images, download them here.
For media enquiries including interviews with exhibitors please contact:

MOTAT Communications Coordinator, Mak Nelson, 021 186 6166 | mak.nelson@motat.org.nz