See Segway PTs at MOTAT these school holidays

See and interact with characters on Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) in Auckland these school holidays (30 June – 15 July 2012).

Every holidays MOTAT puts on a different themed Holiday Experience for visitors, and these holidays its time to get energised with “ON.”

Exciting new activities and exhibits are themed so kids can learn about different types of energy while still having fun!

Get hands on with a range of interactive activities, like our make and take activity where you can construct your very own windmill. Kids and adults alike will love exploring our Power Station, which explains the types of energy we use here in New Zealand and how they are created. Or you can set off around the museum on our competition trail where you will need to work as a team to solve the mystery word.

Plus, the Fonterra Science Roadshow will be here with over 70 hands-on exhibits! This national science and technology education programme is a hit with the kids, igniting new ideas and reinforcing what they are learning in school. Every hour on the hour the Fonterra Science Roadshow will also be demonstrating one of three brand new live science shows!

So keep the whole family entertained these school holidays with a day out at MOTAT’s “ON”.


Segway New Zealand continues its long association with MOTAT by providing two Segway PTs for staff dressed as themed characters to use as part of ON.

Previously, Segway PTs were part of “Robospeak” – a Holiday Experience from several years ago. And in 2007 Philip Bendall donated an original, first generation Segway i167 to MOTAT’s vehicle collection. This particular machine was one of the first pair of Segway PTs that Philip privately imported into New Zealand in 2003, and one of the first few hundred machines to role off the production line at Segway, Inc.’s factory.

The first two Segway Personal Transporter models launched in 2002 – the i167 and the e167. MOTAT has an i167 in its collection that was donated by Philip Bendall.

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