Discovering Science @ Oman Children’s Museum

This the doom-shaped building of the Museum

This the doom-shaped building of the Museum

June 2, 2011 – Our second stop is the Oman Children’s Museum housed in a white-dome shaped building at Shatti al Qurum near the Qurum Natural Park, Way no 2601. The museum was the first science museum in Oman that features 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.

This is the ceiling of the doom - a beautifully designed geometric shapes.

This is the ceiling of the doom – a beautifully designed geometric shapes.

The museum has 45 exhibits and two demonstrations. Children of all ages as well as adults can enjoy scientific experiments through hands on experience. 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.

A representation of Human Anatomy.

A representation of Human Anatomy.

This is a miniature Hot air balloon..

This is a miniature Hot air balloon..

This is a miniature of wooden vessel, called Dhow, used in the old times. The famous shipyard and boat-building place is found in Sur. perhaps they say "The legendary Sinbad came from Oman".

This is a miniature of wooden vessel, called Dhow, used in the old times. The famous shipyard and boat-building place is found in Sur. perhaps they say “The legendary Sinbad came from Oman”.

This ball is a representation of earth's thunderlight.

This ball is a representation of earth’s thunderlight.

Andrei tested the voice delayed machine

Andrei tested the voice delayed machine

A galaxy search machine

A galaxy search machine

This is a magnet that represent's earth magnetic pole

This is a magnet that represent’s earth magnetic pole

Andrei loves science so much especially on astronomy..so he tried to trace the stars.

Andrei loves science so much especially on astronomy..so he tried to trace the stars.

All in all, people visiting here will grasp innovative ideas to explore science. The museum has recently opened a new computer workshop for its visitors to learn technology in an interactive way.

PERSISTENCE OF VISION - this is a devise where you can see the separate still pictures one at a time in a rapid succession. They then appear as a continuous moving pictures.

PERSISTENCE OF VISION – this is a devise where you can see the separate still pictures one at a time in a rapid succession. They then appear as a continuous moving pictures.

A human balancing beam..try to balance your body within 60 seconds

A human balancing beam..try to balance your body within 60 seconds

This is homunculus a representation of how our brain view our body. Tongue, face, fingers appear so huge because a bigger part of your brain is devoted to their function and there are huge number of sense receptors, muscles, and nerves.

This is homunculus a representation of how our brain view our body. Tongue, face, fingers appear so huge because a bigger part of your brain is devoted to their function and there are huge number of sense receptors, muscles, and nerves.

Operated by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, the museum is open from Saturday-Thursday from 9:30AM to 1:30PM. There is a fee for who wish to visit -> 500 bzs (adults) 100 bzs (children under 12 years).

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