The Scientific Center Kuwait proudly opened its first of many Travelling Exhibits entitled Flight! under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Al Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, Minister of Oil and Minister of Information on October 11, 2009 at 10:00am at the Discovery Place.
Representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Education, several oil companies, airlines, the Civil Aviation in Kuwait and students from various schools attended the opening.
Mr. Mijbil Almutawa, Chairman and Managing Director of The Scientific Center gave a speech, as well as Dr. Per-Edvin Persson, Director of Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, which is where the Flight! exhibit originated. Guests were taken on a tour of the exhibits, which includes 17 interactive stations in the space of 460 square meters, ranging from testing your piloting skills, to learning about present day aviation and air traffic.
The exhibits will be at the Discovery Place until April 10, 2010.
The Flight! exhibits might aptly be subtitled: “The first 100 years of aviation”. Inspired by the effortless gliding of gulls and the annual marathons of migratory birds, man has always dreamt of flight. From Leonardo’s drawings, through experiments with kites and gliders, came the breakthrough of those meticulous engineers- the Wright Brothers. This exhibit pays homage to the pioneers, and then skips through the 20th century to set summer-holiday flights and daily airport operations in their technical and social context.
Test yourself at the Flight! Exhibits in Discovery Place to see if you have what it takes to be a pilot; including vision tests, co-ordination tests and more!
The exhibit contains three main areas: Fly A: The dream of flying, Fly B: On the wing-The physics of flying, and Fly C: Present day and air traffic.
Entry ticket to Discovery Place:- Adults KD 2/- & Child KD 1.500
For more details please visit www.tsck.org.kw or call 1848888.