Another fun and educational place in Sharjah is the Science Museum. Although not big compared to others of its kind, there are many interesting exhibits, most of them interactive. Learn how the heart works or explore optical illusions, test out laws of physics, identify insects and arachnids or find out more about different types of energy. The list goes on. There’s something for all ages and all interests and with the wide range of topics, there’s sure to be something relevant to what children are learning at school.
There are staff with a scientific background on hand (you’ll see them in white lab coats) to explain more about the topics exhibited if you wish. They also run shows in the theatre in the mornings in either Arabic or English according to the visitors they have in at that time.
Every Friday throughout the year there are family workshops in English and Arabic. The workshops last around an hour.
During school holidays they also run bilingual summer camps for one to two weeks. The next one will start on 31 July and registration opens 1 July. The camps run every weekday until 1pm.
The centre also has a free play area for younger children whilst older ones are looking around.
In the foyer, you can find the Science Museum Shop and a cafe.
Opening hours: Sat – Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 4pm -8pm.
Entrance fee: Adults 10 dhs, children 5dhs.
Location: al Abar, Sharjah (next to Sharjah TV and Archeology Museum, near Quran Roundabout)