Qassim, Saudi Arabia welcomes its first science museum
Considered one of the country’s pioneering science education projects, the museum aims to improve the region’s education sector, while developing teaching and learning methods that respond to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision. The center is located in the Qassim region Saudi Arabia, in the city of Unaizah, with meeting space covering 47,000 square meters. As the newest premier science education center in the Middle East, the Qassim Science Center was made possible through partnerships between the private and public sectors. In 2012, the Ministry of Education launched the initiative which was realized with the generous support of the Zamil Holding Group which partnered with other Saudi companies to sponsor some of the exhibits including STC, Aramco and Alinma Bank . It is aimed at all pupils, boys and girls, from general, university and technical schools, with particular emphasis on family activities. The museum comprises 7 galleries and plans to welcome 110,000 visitors a year, including student groups and tourists adding the off-the-beaten-track destination to their itinerary.
Abdullah Binzame, Director of Learning, has witnessed firsthand the impact the Qassim Science Center has had on the community, saying, “Given the nature of our location, most visitors attend for the first time to science topics delivered in a fun and experiential way, connecting with STEM topics outside of the classroom.” He goes on to say that “it is an honor to be part of a project that directly contributes to the preparation of a new generation of STEM leaders, capable of being globally competitive in the industrial and based economy. on knowledge”.
The museum is managed by Riyadh Knowliom-based agency that paves the way for informal learning experiences through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Knowliom is privately held and a member of All Group, a conglomerate of event companies dedicated to improving the quality of life and improving event entertainment in the region. Knowliom is an agency based in Riyadh, which provides its customers with museum operation solutions, edutainment, learning and cultural programs. Working on a variety of projects, from art exhibitions, science museums to heritage and science festivals, the Knowliom team combines their deep understanding of the local market with their broad perspective of international learning standards to deliver fun, interactive and meaningful experiences at festivals, museums and guest programming.
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