Children's Museum, Muscat
The Oman Children's Museum is a children's science museum, located near Qurum Nature Park off Sultan Qaboos Street in a white-domed building in Muscat, Oman.To visit Children's Museum on your holiday in Muscat, and find out what else Muscat has to offer, use our Muscat tour itinerary planning app .
The museum was established by the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture and opened on November 17, 1990 by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said on the 20th National Day celebration in Oman. The museum has 45 exhibits and two demonstrations and comprises 10000sqft. It was the first science museum in Oman and is visited by around 50,000 visitors annually. The museum is currently run by a former school teacher, Samirah Ahmed al Raisi, who has run the museum for over six years.
The museum addresses the scientific ways of human life and the exhibition section is divided into three parts; The Human life, Physics and observation which investigates the progression of science through the ages.
The museum has many hands-on displays. These include experiences of a fake electric shock, trigger a lightning bolt, launching a hot air balloon, photographing your own shadow, and sending message through a whisper dish. There is also a display named "Eye Spy", which is series of perception panels with illusions designed to offer some insight into how your eyes and brain see things differently.
Children's Museum Reviews
An amazing place to visit for the young kids. The things at the museum will keep the kids engaged. They will be able to relate many things to what they have learnt in school. more »
The wonderful demo of Blackhole, demo of hot air balloon, horse riding with rotation of papers, its a great experience and a must to visit. more »
Great place for children. Creative things and friendly staff. Very interactive counters children learn a lot and have fun.
The place needs some massive changes.. Most of the experiments there I remember them 20 years ago. Some of them needs massive turnaround.
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