About The Museum
The Sharjah Discovery Centre first opened its doors on March 18, 1999.
Why take your kids to Sharjah Discovery Centre?
Sharjah Discovery Centre is a must-see destination when visiting Sharjah. It offers a great deal of fun blended with knowledge. This fascinating entertainment centre is particularly designed for children aged 3 to 12 years, providing them with the opportunity to learn, discover and understand scientific and technological facts that they encounter in their daily life. Let your little ones explore the world in a fun-filled and relaxing atmosphere.
Play and Learn
Give your kids a much-needed confidence boost by letting them play freely in a safe and secure environment. Here, children can spend a wonderful time exploring and learning in an adult-like world and a safe colourful child-centered environment where they can enjoy their time with their families.
The Centre is divided into seven major areas featuring a variety of entertainment themes including the Water World, Airport, Body World, Build Town, Drive Town, Sports World, and TV Studio.
Once you step into the museum, the whole atmosphere instantly stimulates your passion for exploring, discovering, and learning. Children in the Drive Town can drive along the track and learn about traffic rules and regulations. In the Build Town, the child can build his/her own house using construction cranes and colourful blocks. In the Airport, children get to know different airport procedures including checking – in, luggage weighing and boarding requirements. They will also explore water dynamics as they play with water games. Not only that. They will even get the opportunity to discover their own talents in the TV studio.
Visiting Sharjah Discovery Centre
When you arrive at Sharjah Discovery Centre, after crossing the main gate, you will be redirected to the main hall which is characterized by bright eye-catching hues and beautiful designs. It consists of a variety of exhibits that are grouped into thematic areas including Water World, Sports World, Body World, Build Town, Drive Town, Supermarket, Storyteller and TV Studio. There is also a theatre where the Centre hosts scientific and entertainment shows and competitions, and two rooms for activities such as, handicrafts and schoolchildren's workshops.
The little ones will feel comfortable as they freely explore, discover, play and learn all in one place. The can move freely through different exhibits while having fun and getting to understand that science and technology are part of their daily life.
Water World: A fantasy world that consists of many exhibits and thrilling activities. Children will get a splash in the small boats pool as they are engaged in a race. They will also learn about jellyfish and how they move through water, by observing the plastic models inside the water-filled glass displays. They can design various forms of fountains and enjoy an exciting ride aboard the swinging boat, in addition to many other activities.
Sharjah Kids International Airport: It takes the children through a fascinating imaginary journey. The journey begins with children placing their carry-on baggage under the X-ray device for inspection. Then, they put their plastic wings on and set their imagination free, to travel around the world and explore the world’s famous landmarks including the Cairo Tower in Egypt, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Ben in London and many others. Finally, the journey comes to an end on a steep cliff.
Body World: It offers children an opportunity to learn how some parts of their body function, and to test their own strength and reflexes. They learn how the leg bones move, through observing the human skeleton and other scientific exhibits.
Build Town: This area stimulates and nourishes the child's imagination through constructing simplified models of buildings using construction blocks of diverse colours, shapes and sizes, as well as through interacting with various construction and movement mechanisms.
Drive Town: This area aims at raising the road safety awareness of younger generations, as it offers children an introduction to traffic rules and regulations. Children get to drive electric cars on tracks similar to Sharjah streets and apply what they have learned about road regulations and traffic signals while driving.
Sports World: A world of thrilling games offering a full day of amusement and entertainment. Children can take part in competitive sports such as football, basketball and wall climbing. The Centre also hosts a special basketball section designed for players with special needs.
TV Studio: Here, children can produce and record many programmes using a variety of effects and devices such as cameras and, lighting and sound effects. They even get the chance to broadcast news and to forecast the weather live on a TV outside the studio.
Supermarket: It’s the best place to learn about a healthy balanced diet. Here, children learn about their daily meal plans and how to choose the proper diet that helps them get fit and healthy as they grow up.
The Storyteller Area:The storyteller tells children educational stories that enrich their knowledge in a truly interesting and engaging atmosphere. After all, a book is a man’s best friend.
The Centre has other areas that offer activities for fun and learning, such as Oil Refinery, Play with Colours, Kids Corner and Talking Globe.