Courtyard

Surrounding the centre is an open space where visitors can relax, explore, and enjoy our interactive outdoor exhibits, such as our Dinosaur Dig, Constellations and Shadow Globes, or have fun in the interactive Science Garden.

Public art, focusing on local and international artists can be enjoyed by visitors. Using a mixture of sculpture, landscape, and high and low tech exhibits, the courtyard will offer a varied experience for visitors of all ages.

Outdoor Activities:

1- Flock of Birds:
A sculpture of a flock of birds that provides shade and adds to the wild life theme.

2- Dinosaur Skeleton, Dino Trail, and Dino Dig:
This area includes 2 dinosaur skeletons, a trail of dinosaur footprints and fossils, and sandpit/dino dig area to dig for fossils.

3- Kinetic Sculptures:
Sculptures that move with wind or solar energy.

4- Science Garden:
The science garden is an immersive landscaped space for visitors to play and explore.

5- Constellation and Shadow Globes:
A series of planetary globes surround a large constellation exhibit on the ground.

6- Rocket:
The space exploration area will display a large model of a rocket.

7- Nadim Karam Sculptures:

  • Arfaj

The man humbly carries the earth, the skies, the clouds, the animals. The sculpture symbolizes the conjunction and the interaction of the living organisms with the non-living components of the Planet. We are all part of one system. We are the universe and the universe is us. [The sculpture is yellow, just like the bright color of the ‘Arfaj flower found in the Arabian landscape of Kuwait].

  • Kadhima

With intertwined shapes and lines, this sculpture suggests the idea of interconnected routes or bridges. [Kadhima refers to the archaeological site of an early Islamic settlement in Kuwait. It was an important city and port; an ancient trade route].

  • Nafs 

Body and mind are coming together to form one entity; Nafes. [Nafes in Arabic means the self. It also means the soul].

  • Silat

Circles have no beginning and no end. The circle reflects infinity and perfection. It is the preliminary source of patterns and designs in Islamic Art. [Silat in Arabic means a link. It is here used to show the link between materiality and spirituality].

  • Al-Zamakan 

The sculpture depicts a moment of interaction between humankind and the cosmos; the human being and space are part of each other. Spacetime (in Arabic al-zamakan) is the exploration of space in time.

  •  Al-Mou’alak

This sculpture playfully sits on the rooftop, bidding the visitors farewell... the last in a series of whimsical and heartwarming shapes set along the main strolling path. [Mou’alak in reference to the Mou’alakat, the renowned “Hanging Poems”: they hang as a precious necklace around the neck].

  • Dilmun 

“What is our place in nature?”, Dilmun seems to ask... Prehistory is often a mysterious far-away
period for most of us. The sculpture depicts
this enigmatic ancient creature that might have existed millions of years ago; it is neither animal nor human. [The Dilmun prehistoric civilization existed during the Bronze Age in Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar].