The North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES) was launched on 30 January 2006. The purpose and goal of NAMES are to be achieved through excellence and innovation in informal education and by offering hands-on activities where the audience can indulge in participatory learning. NAMES aims to democratize science throughout the region by enhancing public understanding and involvement in science among an increasingly diverse public by means of informal education. More

Pre-Conference Workshops

The science communication field is growing fast in the NAMES region and it is critical for us to learn from best practices around the world. In this light, NAMES 2018 is preceded by TWO Pre-conference Workshops that focus on capacity building in specific areas critical to the growth of science centers and museums. One workshop focuses on exhibits development and the other is about streamlining your content and strategy to attract visitors and stay relevant. More

NAMES 2018

360°: See It All! (الصورة كاملة) is the theme of NAMES 2018. It is a call to look at work in science centers and museums from all angles, functions, and contexts, to be contemporary to where the world is now while we create, connect, and commit. Hurry up and Register in NAMES 2018 Conference to book your seat! The Conference is also a valued opportunity to network with peers, experts, and high caliber speakers, to exchange experiences and knowledgeMore


'The Science Centers World Summit (SCWS 2017)'

The Science Center World Summit (SCWS 2017) took place 15-17 November, in Tokyo, Japan, where it was hosted by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). The Science Center World Summit, held every 3 years, is organized by science center networks to discuss global issues involving science center partners and experts from other fields.

The SCWS 2017 theme was “Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future”. It embraces the global wisdom approach, and welcomes the rich diversity of all aspects of society. Participants to the Summit were also be discussing how our field can meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address critical needs/actions for the human species to survive and thrive.

  • 'Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.'

    - 'Sally Ride' -

  • 'Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.'

    - 'Carl Sagan' -

  • 'Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think!'

    - 'Albert Einstein' -