The North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES) was launched on 30 January 2006 during a meeting initiated and organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center. 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. More

Names 2016

A big thank you to "The Children's Museum Jordan", NAMES 2016 esteemed host, who made NAMES 10th anniversary very remarkable! The successful conference was hosted by The Children’s Museum Jordan under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan and the leadership of Ms. Sawsan Dalaq, Director of The Children’s Museum. Ms. Dalaq was reelected President of NAMES for a second term (2016/2018). More

EMME 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd edition, EMME 2017, is scheduled to be hosted by Città della Scienza, Naples, Italy, 10–15 September 2017. In light of the success of the first two editions, the two networks—the North Africa and Middle East Science Centers network (NAMES) and the European Network of Science Centers and Museums (Ecsite)—signed a new 4-Year Partnership Agreement during Ecsite 2016 in Graz, Austria. More


'The Children’s Museum Jordan celebrates welcoming 2 million visitors since the opening in 2007'

The Children’s Museum Jordan celebrates welcoming 2 million visitors since its opening in 2007. During the previous 9 years, the Children’s Museum Jordan (CMJ) welcomed a growing number of the schools and families visits. It is worth mentioning that CMJ welcomed more than 250,000 visitors in 2015.

'Al Nayzak Wins “Takreem” Award in the Arab World'

Al Nayzak for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation has won “Takreem” Award for Excellence in Education within the ceremony of the 7th cycle of awards. Mr. Nabil Al Arabi, former Secretary General of the Arab League, presented Takreem Award to Eng. Aref Husseini, founder and chairman of Al Nayzak, who expressed his pride and gratitude for receiving this honorary award that crowns the achievements of Al Nayzak over the years. 

'Abu Dhabi Science Festival'

The Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is a globally awarded strategic initiative organized by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). 

  • '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' -