The Scientific Center of Kuwait, located in Salmiya, Kuwait, serves as a center for environmental education in the Persian Gulf region. KSC spans over 80,000 square meters with the building covering over 18,000 square meters.
The Scientific Center of Kuwait is a non-profit organization comprised of three main facilities : an Aquarium, an IMAX Theater and a hands-on Discovery Place; as well as other supporting facilities. The Center was inaugurated in April 2000 and was considered the first of it’s kind in the Middle East Region. The Scientific Center is dedicated to the advancement of the sciences and cultural heritage of Kuwait, and to promoting public awareness and knowledge of the wildlife and ecosystems of the Arabian Gulf Region; and consequently committed to the care and preservation of these ecosystems. The Center strives to involve all sectors of the community in learning through a fun and stimulating medium. At the Aquarium, in addition to the scheduled public feedings, several programs are offered such as “Dive with the Shark Program” and “Adopt An Animal Program”. At Discovery Place, outreach programs are offered as well as in-house enrichment programs, star-shows and a puppet-show. At IMAX Theater, educational and environment oriented films are showed, as well as private screening of constructive films theme-related to our objectives. Other services are a Gift Shop and Food Court to make the visitors’ experience at The Scientific Center an unforgettable, fun-learning visit.
The Kuwait Aquarium is one of the most splendid outings Kuwait has to offer. Even Prince Andrew of England visited it when he visited Kuwait. Despite being called the Aquarium, this name belies the fact that is offers much more about Kuwait’s natural history. To begin with, the Aquarium opens with displays, which give a wonderful introduction to the Kuwaiti culture and heritage of the desert. You are then shown many beautiful desert creatures displayed behind a glass pane, in a simulated natural habitat. After these exhibits, the actual aquarium is to be found. The hi-tech aquarium is divided into two parts: shallow water and deep sea creatures. There are guides on hand to explain everything. The Aquarium is a must see.