One of the fine educational places to take your children in Riyadh is Mishkat Interactive Science Centre.
It’s located in Alaqarya Plaza on Olaya Street. The centre is mainly dedicated to raise awareness about renewable energy and how to recycle energy. The children will learn where energy comes from and how it’s used in life through hands on activities. The displays are child friendly and interactive.
Unfortunately the centre isn’t open to public. It only opens few times a year to deliver science workshops and showcase some science projects going on in the kingdom.
We had a group visit there last year with Riyadh Homeschool Group where children attended some workshops and enjoyed their time playing with different machines inside. (You can call the number at bottom if you want to organise your own group visit)
Here’s their website http://www.mishkat.org.sa
This coming Saturday 25th February, they will be showing a film called The Last Drop as well as delivering a number of science workshops.(you can find more information below)
I would highly recommended it to all parents with children between the ages of 4-12. Your children will love the activities and facilities are very accommodating – salah zone, wheelchair access, clean toilets, café with hot beverages and snacks, picnic area and reading corner etc.
Children are usually grouped according to their ages and will be in different rooms to attend workshops. Parents can’t accompany children to the workshop area but can watch through the large glass doors what their children are doing. There’s a special picnic area for families downstairs if you want to bring your own food. You can also buy hot and cold drinks and snacks in their cafe. Their gift shop also sells various educational toys and games for the little ones to take home.
So, below is the information about the event this coming Saturday. They are quite strict about tickets and you have to book in advance to attend. They don’t allow entrance at the door without prior booking.
THE LAUNCH OF OUR EXCLUSIVE FILM LAST DROP
What if you got lost in the desert without a drop of water?
Mishkat Interactive Center will make you live a journey between the past and the present through our new exclusive film
The Last Drop
About the Film
The film presents the topic of Water in an elaboration of its importance in our daily lives, and the challenges that Saudi Arabia is facing to provide desalinated water and its overall relation to energy. Furthermore, emphasizing the role of science and modern technology in addressing water scarcity and how to engage the future generations in encountering such obstacles!
The film is designed by Mishkat Interactive Center team to explore more about the journey of water desalination together!
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ?
Discover an adventure about our Past & Present
Exclusively in Mishkat
We celebrate the film premier with a special package of workshops and activities for you & your family to enjoy..
Saturday 25th of February 2017
From 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Book your free Tickets NOW!
HOW DO WE GET TO THE CELEBRATION SITE?
Address: Alaqarya Plaza, Ground Floor: Gate A
7235 Olaya, Olaya ST. 12244-2392 Riyadh
Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
For more information you can call Visitor Services.
TEL: +966-11-8086060; 4099-4100
I hope your children will enjoy the event. If you are busy this weekend, it’s still worth visiting the place in the future for a good indoor family day out.