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Slice of Life: The World-Famous Dunedin Study

1 Jul 2020 to 4 Oct 2020
Gates open each day at 10am and close 4pm
The Dunedin Study has seen 1,037 Kiwis born in Dunedin between 1972 and 1973 become some of the most studied people in the world. This exhibition parallels the participants lives through the decades,
Event type: 
Cultural, Exhibition, Public Program
Activities included within normal MOTAT entry fees
MOTAT Museum of Transport & Technology
805 Great North Rd, Western Springs


Initially conceived as an investigation into child health and development, the study has continued to monitor, record and research numerous aspects of the participants lives. The findings have appeared in more than 1,200 academic publications and are influencing the lives of many others through public policy throughout the world.

This exhibition combines technology, furniture, fashion and popular culture, including four 'rooms' recreated to transport us back through the 70s, 80s 90s and 2000s. Visitors to the exhibition can bask in the nostalgia of items such as a fondue set, arcade games, a 90s party dress and the home-computer of the 2000s.

Visitors of all ages will recognise artifacts in the exhibition, and younger visitors will witness life before the internet and see the evolution of the technology that has become commonplace in our lives, today.

Visitors can also learn about links between lifestyle choices and health through hands-on interactive exhibits.

Learn more about The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.

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Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

2 Jul 2020

MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum of its kind and offers an exciting learning experience for visitors of all ages.