School Holidays

The Mind Lab has moved to MOTAT!

We’ve got a brand new home over at MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology).

A designated science and technology museum loved by Aucklanders far and wide, MOTAT is an inspiring venue for our EdTech Educators to continue leading change for kiwi kids. The perfect premises for some Mind Lab magic, don’t you think? Read the full press release here. 

Same same but different

Never fear, The Mind Lab experience hasn’t changed. Same learning adventures, same future-focused content, and same wide-eyed excitement from our visitors (young and old).

Bookings:

Bookings can now be made directly through MOTAT.

Location:

Our Auckland lab is now located at MOTAT 1 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022. Entry to programmes will be via Gate C on Stadium Road.

Parking

When visiting MOTAT, you will need to park close to the MOTAT 1 site (on Great North Road). Parking is available on Stadium Road and Great North Road for MOTAT visitors. Find out more on the MOTAT website.

We offer School Holiday programmes in:

3D Design

Create your own 3D design using advanced technology that already plays a huge part in our world. Learn the basic skills required to put them to use in the television, film or computer game industry!

Animation

Harness stop-motion, digital and 3D animation technologies to bring inanimate objects to life. Tell your own story while exploring ideas of movement, expression, story telling and film-making.

Coding

Explore the basic concepts of coding using child-friendly visual programming platforms. Once you’ve mastered the basics, come up with your own creative application of your learning. You’ll be able to keep working on your project from home – giving you time to perfect it and show the fambam how it’s done!

Electronic Engineering

Spark an interest in electronics by learning the basics of electricity and circuit design, complimented by some fun hands-on challenges. Practice problem-finding, problem-solving, collaboration along the way, while developing an understanding of renewable energy sources.

Film & Photo

Master the art of story-telling using visual media. Conquer key filming concepts such as directing, filming, framing, composition and editing, and one day you’ll be giving Peter Jackson a run for his money. Please note: students may not come home with a complete film. We will upload all films to a private viewing channel so parents can view them at their leisure.

Robotics

Program a robot, then watch it make its own decisions and carry out tasks without any input– besides your own critical thinking. Work through design challenges to perfect your creation, and learn how crucial robotic design is in the real world with fun, collaborative games.

Science & Engineering

Explore concepts such as forces, pressure chemical change, conservation, human physiology and biomechanics to get ahead in an increasingly science-driven world. Get stuck in with hands-on challenges and exciting games that will stretch your scientific knowledge and wow you along the way. The perfect course for all aspiring Einsteins.

Web Design

The World Wide Web connects us to people, facts and fun from all over the world. We’ll show you how to design your own content on the web, whether it’s a website for your favourite band, a blog about the best online games or a platform for hosting your ultimate cat videos. We’ll learn how to create the perfect experience for internet users who are lucky enough to find your content online.

Graphic Design

Using digital tools, photography and typography, we’ll use art for problem-solving, becoming graphic designers as we go! Our soon-to-be-pro artists will experience the process of seeing projects through from concept to reality. Whether it’s their own logo, a movie poster, or an illustration for their favourite book, Graphic Design is sure to get those creative cogs turning.