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The Oman Children's Museum is a children's science museum, located near Qurum Nature Park off Sultan Qaboos Street in a white-domed building in Muscat, Oman. The museum has 45 exhibits and two demonstrations and comprises 930 m2. It was the first science museum in Oman and is visited by around 50,000 visitors annually. There are many things to do at Oman Children's Museum to entertain you. The Museum is home to a host of fun interactive science exhibits all situated in a large airy domed building near to the central Sultan Qaboos Street. The museum opened its doors in 1990 and is perfect to help children learn while they're playing.
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The first of the exhibits – a snowboarding race where you have to slalom your way down a computer generated ski slope. You leap onto the snowboards which acted as the games controllers and set off down the hill, all the time learning about simple physics and how you could use your bodies to steer the computer characters. This is a fun thing to do at Oman Children's Museum.
Another great thing to do at Oman Children's Museum is to play with the whisper dishes. These whisper dishes are pretty cool. They are spaced very far apart from one another and if someone whispers in one, the other person can hear very easily. The special proprietor of these reflectors is that all sounds waves originating at the focal point are reflected so they travel in parallel paths. These sounds waves reach the other dish too faint to be heard by the unaided ear. However, because of the parabolic shape of the second reflector, all the sound converges at its focus, forming a stronger sound that can be heard.
This activity, “Land Like a Cat“, is great fun for the kids. You stand on a platform that weighs you, and then you try to land on the footprints painted on the floor. The machine then tells you how “lightly” (or not so lightly) you have landed.
How to Get Tickets?
You can get your tickets at the ticket booth on site. When you arrive at the Oman Children's Museum, you will find a ticket booth outside. That is where you purchase your tickets before getting in. Oman Children's Museum doesn't sell their tickets online.
How To Get Around?
You need to walk around the museum to enjoy it. The museum is accessible by wheelchair and stroller.
What Should I Wear?
Since Muscat is a Muslim city, you are expected to dress modestly when you are in public. Cover your shoulders and knees and wear something that covers your cleavage.
Best Time to Visit
Oman Children's Museum closes on Fridays. The best time to visit the museum is on weekdays early in the morning when it opens. It could get really crowded at noon and afternoon, so go early if you want to enjoy the things to do at Oman Children's Museum.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, there are staffs inside the museum who will be ready to help you if needed. You can also find everything you need to know on this website.
How To Get There?
You can take a minibus and stop at the nearest bus stop. However, the easiest way to go to Oman Children's Museum is by taxi. All taxi drivers know where it is, make sure you agree on a price before going with a taxi.