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September Holiday Experience

Map your journey to MOTAT these school holidays and discover the stories and technology of all things navigation.
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Date & Time

23 Sep - 8 Oct 2023 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM


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Stars, maps, compasses and GPS are all ways that people have navigated their way around the world (and beyond!).

There are lots of different types of navigation that have been used in history, many of which we still use today.

This September, uncover the different ways navigation technology has helped people of the past and present discover new places and spaces and how this tech has been built into our daily lives.

Become an expert navigator and learn how to make a compass, or follow our map trail.

Use the augmented reality sandbox, kindly donated by Watercare, and see the different contours and elevations of the land change as the sand is shifted.

Check out the Everything, Everywhere map room, showing the different perspectives and histories of maps, and make your own map to take home.

Follow our GPS-based AR experience provided by ARA Journeys. Follow bi-lingual character Manu and explore multiple points around MOTAT using tablets.


Please note:
There will be photography and filming carried out during this event for marketing purposes.


Some areas are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, confined spaces, and uneven surfaces. 

Noise: display and activity areas can be noisy.


We recommend parking outside the Aviation Hall and enjoying the free heritage tram ride between sites.

Mobility parking is available on site at Great North Road. Please arrange in advance.