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The Scientific Center, Kuwait City

(4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Explore marine life and ponder of future of the environment at The Scientific Center, a center for ecological education in the Gulf. The facility has an IMAX theater and an enormous aquarium where 100 different species reside in 1.5 million liters (396,258 gallons) of space. Huge sharks and rays, giant spider crabs, mudskippers, and spotted sweetlips rank among the top exhibits. Explore the lives of humpback whales from their point of view in 3D adventure film, or go into space at the international space station. A large interactive learning center has an area in which children can make their own sand castles and learn about preservation of wildlife. Tour guides, a restaurant, and a cafe make this place more convenient to navigate. Using our online itinerary creator, Kuwait City attractions like The Scientific Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Contains the footpath on sea, 3D cinema and many fish and sharks and also some animals and wildlife, quality restaurants lacking development
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  • The admission fees on Tuesdays is cut into half. They have an IMAX screen for national geographic films and they have a radio for English translation since the film is on an Arabic Language. They also...  more »
  • Our taxi driver praised the centre and the aquarium with such enthusiasm that we decided to have a go that same day... and it didn't disappoint! It is creatively organised and there are many opportuni...  more »
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  • This is a great place for entertainment. There are three main attractions: 1- i-max movie theatre where different movies start per day and you can choose the one you want to watch. 2- Discovery is where children learn in depth about a specific science.. i have seen two so far, one was about Light and the second is about environment. I assume they change from time to time. 3- Aquarium is about the local habitat in Kuwait and it also include a large aquarium area.
  • The Aquarium is short but has lots of different species and a brief history about Kuwait previous ecology and lifestyle which is my personal favourite because you can learn about the country. Has a great Gift/Toy Store which mostly focuses on endangered animals toys.IMAX Cinema is a great experience you can book mostly scientific movies which contributes to our Earth and Space. Relaxing environment outside, 2 restaurants Applebees and Pizzahut, one sweet vendor, ice cream store KDD which I mostly enjoy and one frozen yogurt store Pinkberry. Discovery place is great for children which make them learn scientific facts about different things.
  • Fun for children. The aquarium is amazing kids all ages will enjoy it. The discovery is suitable for 6-13 yo, but boring to me honestly. There is a starbucks and a pinkberry and some fast food restaurants. When the weather is cooler walking or biking outdoor is really nice.
  • This place is a Kuwaiti landmark and a must-visit when in Kuwait. I believe the main idea of this place is to help children have a stronger relationship and aproach toward science. It does so using educational 3D IMAX films, edicational video games, and an amazing Aquarium showing animals from the desert, coastline and deep sea. This place has a Starbucks and recently opened an Applebees I think. As a child I visited this place alot and greatly enjoyed my time there.
  • Overall experience was good but too crowded on Fridays