The Scientific Center of Kuwait

Type of Institution: Science Center/Museum
Country: Kuwait
Membership Category: Full Members
Fax: 00965 - 25710298
Telephone: 00965 - 1848888

 

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.

Annual Events

1) WWD World Water Day March 22nd
In 1993 the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Day for Water (also known as World Water Day). The UN and its member nations devote this day to implementing UN recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world's water resources. Each year, one of various UN agencies involved in water issues takes the lead in promoting and coordinating international activities for World Water Day.

2) Earth Hour March 31st
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. Earth Hour is organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). With almost 5 million supporters and a global network in over 100 countries/territories, it’s one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations.  Earth Hour has done a lot to raise awareness of sustainability issues. But there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once a year. It’s all about giving people a voice and working together to create a better future for our planet.

3) Earth Day April 22nd
Earth Day is a launch pad for course-changing, positive environmental action. Since 1970, Earth Day has activated individuals and organizations annually to strengthen the collective fight against man’s exploitive relationship with the planet. Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. Over the last 40 years, Earth Day Network has executed successful environmental campaigns on issues ranging climate change and drinking water to voter registration and saving the whale. EDN is a recognized leader in creating civically–oriented innovative programs with partners outside of the environmental movement to tackle new challenges.

4) Space Day May 8th
Since its launch in 1997, the Space Day educational initiative, which takes place on the first Friday of each May, has evolved into a massive grassroots effort dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The ultimate goal is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education by nurturing young peoples' enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe and inspiring them to continue the stellar work of today's space explorers.

5) WED World Environment Day June 5th
World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere. WED celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. Through WED, the UN Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.

6) Earth Science Week October 10th-16th
Since October 1998, the American Geological Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.

7) Girgian 13th, 14th and 15th Ramadan
Girgian is a traditional occasion that is celebrated in Kuwait and other Gulf countries on the 13th, 14th and 15th day of the month of Ramadan. Girgian is a traditional word that means "mixture of different things," as mixed sweets and candy are always present on this occasion, which is much looked forward to by children every year.

Educational Programs

1) Summer & Spring Camp
Summer & Spring camp offer hands-on opportunities for children ages 8–12. Our program runs Sunday-Thursday. Each week kids explore new science concept through hands-on activities as well enjoy TSCK attractions.

2) Outreach
Bringing live curriculum-linked shows to school, community group, and organizations.

3) Summer Volunteer Program
Volunteers aged 14-18 involved in range of diverse roles in The Scientific Center during summer. The volunteers are unified by a shared appreciation and commitment to TSCK mission. There are many different opportunities, from interacting with our visitors, through to animal handling and exhibit maintenance, Marketing and Retail, or helping behind the scene in an administrative function.