Our Interactive Exhibits lead Joe presented to museum and heritage leaders at the event ‘Museums at Play: How to create collections-inspired interactive play zones and exhibitions for children’, set in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.
The speakers shared their top tips for developing playful, immersive experiences for children that use play as a tool to encourage children to explore, interpret and make connections to museum collections. Presentations were followed by a special opportunity to explore Ahoy!, National Maritime museum’s gallery for under 8’s designed by our London-based team.
Our team has returned from the ECSITE 2016 conference, sharing our experience in setting up and delivering engaging learning programs and making new connections in the science center and museum world. You can read more about our ECSITE adventures on our blog.
Following the phenomenal success of Noor, Mishkat has launched their second major festival Dirayah. Dirayah is part of their new Lates program, where Mishkat’s doors will remain open after school hours for friends and families to enjoy.
Through a series of fun and exciting activities, hands-on workshops and shows, the festival aims to shed light on the science behind the everyday, and to encourage it’s visitors to be curious and ask questions, in order to discover more about the world around them.
Dirayah will run till the 4th of July. Tickets are free but booking is still required. So if you are in Riyadh, come and be part of science in action!
We were very pleased to see our inclusion in the latest NAMES newsletter. TalentS|KCA are Sustaining Members of NAMES, the North Africa and Middle East Science centers network. With aim to popularise science in the region, NAMES promotes best practice in informal education.
The Think Science Fair is an annual event held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Emirates Foundation (EF). First held at a national level in 2013 by the Emirates Foundation, this event has grown substantially to the renowned scientific fair it is today.
In 2016 the Think Science Fair was held at the Dubai World Trade Center from April 17th- 19th for three days. The Fair entailed the participation of more than 640 contestants from high schools and universities with more than 10,000 youth visitors and two main activities.
We developed a high-energy, action packed science show that illustrated the many exciting careers in science technology. Developed and presented by our in-house team, the show was performed to teens and young adults throughout the event.
We are very excited to announce that our team will be delivering an action-packed science show at this years Think Science Fair, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center, 17th – 19th April.
An initiative of the Emirates Foundation, Think Science is a platform for UAE youth between the ages of 15 and 24 designed to develop their knowledge in the fields of science and technology. The program aims to motivate and inspire UAE youths to pursue their curiosity and passion and to investigate solutions that tackle real-world problems.
The science show – performed in Arabic and English – has been especially developed for this event. We have worked with the UK’s first science-discovery center Techniquest, bringing together their most popular demonstrations to produce 45 minutes of spectacular science.
Our CEO Amr AlMadani will be sharing our experience of designing and operating engaging audience experiences at DEAL Live 2016 in Dubai on 18th April 2016. He will especially highlight the impact of Mishkat Interactive Center in Riyadh, the first energy themed science center in the Middle East.
DEAL, the largest trade show for the entertainment, amusement and leisure industries in MENA, is teaming up with Blooloop, the attraction industry’s leading website and event organiser, to create a new conference for the region.With top speakers and fantastic networking, DEAL Live by blooloop promises to be an unmissable new fixture in the calendar for attractions professionals.
The line-up for the event is:
- Douglas O. Trueblood, Destination Management, Dubai Parks and Resorts
- Lennard Otto, CEO, IMG Worlds of Adventure
- Muna Al Dhaheri, Chief Officer of Conservation and Education, Al Ain Zoo
- Silvio Liedtke, COO Landmark Leisure, Landmark Group
- Chris Perry, Host of Travel Channel’s Epic Attractions
- Manal Ataya, Director General, Sharjah Museums
- Jean Marc Bled, General Manager, Leisure and Entertainment, Meraas
- Phil Taylor, Managing Director, Team Leisure
- Philip Shepherd, Middle East Hospitality and Leisure Leader, PWC
- Amr AlMadani, Executive Director, Mishkat Interactive Center for Atomic & Renewable Energy / TalentS|KCA
- George Walker, Creative Director of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and VP Creative Development Dynamic Attractions
The conference will take place in Room Al Ain A & B, Dubai World Trade Centre between 10am and 5pm with registration beginning at 9.30am.
Be sure to book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!
To get an insight into our team and activities, please do drop by the TalentSlKCA blog. With guest contributors and a broader take on our industry, the blog will showcase what is inspiring us, our teams adventures and the impacts of our projects on both visitors and staff. You can also follow us on Twitter.
Marking the first International Day for Women and Girls in Science, our team-member Banan shared how her work with TalentSlKCA has enabled her to inspire a new generation of girls to talk and do science at the United Nations in New York. Invited to talk by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT) for the invitation, Banan introduced her own personal story of joining the Mishkat team, and how her horizons were broadened by working with the world’s best.
Reflecting on her experience, Banan says ‘It was wonderful to be part of an event that openly discussed women and girls role in science, to learn from others and exchange ideas. I hope that by presenting and attending at this important event, forces can be joined to develop big ideas and deliver great projects.’