Full Members

Full membership is opened to both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions and organizations in the North Africa and the Middle East region that are involved in science communication on permanent basis. Said institution or organization needs to be established and operating, with an ongoing informal learning activity that serves the purpose of science communication to the general public, whether directly or indirectly.

Applicants must fill out the online application form posted on NAMES website and submit it to NAMES SO.

Full membership is granted by consensus of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the BoD to the institution or organization as a whole and not individuals.

* The hereunder members are listed alphabetically.
List of Full Members

The A.M. Qattan Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit developmental organization. It was founded in 1993, and registered in the UK as a charity. A branch of the Foundation was also registered in Palestine as a non-profit organization. The Foundation's vision focuses on a just, free, enlightened and tolerant society with a global presence; one that embraces dialogue, and is a producer of knowledge, art, and literature.

Al Nayzak is Palestinian non-profit, non- partisan, Jerusalemite and unique initiative that looks for young talents in science, technology, engineering, and math(STEM), and plants an ambitious vision in the hearts of our community:“To develop, root, and reinforce a new culture that embraces science, and to announce this culture among Palestinian youth so that their competence in productive applied sciences could provide them with better economic opportunities that would lead to their future prosperity.”

The BA Planetarium Science Center (PSC) is an independent, not-for-profit educational foundation dedicated to increasing the public's awareness, interest and understanding of science and technology through three sections, each of which approaches science in a different manner that is relatively unconventional to the Egyptian community.

Konya Science Center displays seven main exhibitions; Basic Steps, Our World, Me and My world, Our Universe. Additionally, it has one lecture hall, two workshop classes, and three laboratories, in addition to two conference rooms. There will be science-related periodic exhibits.

Mishkat Interactive Center is the initiative of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE). Created by the royal decree in April 2010, KA.CARE will guide Saudi Arabia towards a new era of sustainable energy, leading the way in atomic and renewable energy to ensure the best possible use of Saudi Arabia's abundant energy resources. To power this innovation, the Kingdom needs talented and passionate Saudi Arabians to lead the charge. Mishkat was created for this mission to inspire the youth of today to be the energy innovators of tomorrow.

Monastir Sciences Palace is a public non-administrative establishment placed under the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. 

Monastir Sciences Palace was created according to 36-2007 of June 04th, 2007 law. Its objective is to create an intellectual, cultural and scientific dynamics among the different categories of citizens.

The Children’s Museum Jordan is one of Queen Rania al Abdullah’s non-profit organizations. The Museum Opened in 2007 with a mission to: “nurture curious children who love to lean”. The Museum is a space for young minds and provides them with a one-of-a-kind fun, interactive and educational experience that inspires their creativity and curiosity.

The Museum houses 110 interactive exhibits, year-round programs and 6 festive events to celebrate national occasions to insure everlasting and memorable visits in the minds of our visitors. The Children’s Museum Jordan also offers reduced or free admission to children from underserved communities who would otherwise be challenged by normal fees.

It’s a world class learning institution, where no else in Jordan nor the region children get to have such an experience.

The Children’s Museum Jordan is also a member of the international organizations: the Association of Children’s Museums, the American Alliance of Museum and Hands on Europe.

The Museum’s Mission is to nurture curious children who love to learn.
The Museum’s Vision is to become a memorable growing up experience for children in Jordan.

The Scientific Center was presented to the citizens and visitors of Kuwait by Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (God rest his soul). The foundation aimed to create a hub where Kuwait could demonstrate its advancement and place in modern society, in addition to confirming its leadership role in the protection of the environment in the Arabian Peninsula.The center also seeks to spread scientific as well as cultural awareness.  Several members of KFAS were appointed by his highness to visit renowned scientific centers around the globe, in order to create a scientific center of world standards.

The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK) fortifies the message of scientific awareness in the State of Kuwait, while strengthening its cultural heritage.Its activities are dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge related to the environment. TSCK encourages people’s care and commitment in preserving the desert, marine life, and ecosystems of the Arabian Gulf region.