Educational Programs

Lecture Series

The Arabic Islamic Science Museum’s (AISM) Lecture Series is a regularly scheduled program that features a diverse range of lectures and talks relating to Arabic and Islamic history. It is a space for both local and international speakers to share their research and engage with the public.


Kalemat has been developed with the aim of paying homage to well-established Arab writers, while also providing an opportunity for up and coming local authors to have their works showcased. The program consists of a 20-30 minutes reading of a pre-selected Arabic novel, followed by a 30 min discussion of the work (including audience participation). The Arabic Islamic Science Museum will be collaborating with many local organisations and groups throughout the program, with Takween being the first of these partnerships. 

Café Scientifique

A café where the public is invited to meet and engage with a featured scientist or public figures known for the scientific background who explains the background of their research or discuss general science topics.  It is a forum where participants of varying backgrounds can participate in scientific discussions in an informal setting. Café visitor will hear the speaker and might engage and participate if they want to.

Makers Space Programme

The Maker Space is an 82 m2 space located within the Science and Technology Museum’s innovate gallery (Block C). The space is meant to host engineering based workshops where visitors can design and build prototypes of their envisioned product. It has a maximum capacity of 20 visitors and is fitted out with chairs.

Workshops offered will include:

Laser Cutting
3D Printing
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM)

How to Build a Galileo Telescope

Come and build a Galileo Telescope! In this workshop, participants will understand some of the physical basics of the refracting telescope (a.k.a the Galileo Telescope). They will be introduced to how it works, the functions of its parts, as well as some telescope history.  First, participants will learn some basics and theory regarding optics and astronomy, followed by the assembly of a telescope and perhaps a celestial observation!

Theory: 30 minutes

Application: 90 minutes

DIY Water Rocket 

This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of rocket propulsion and the history of rockets. It also revolves around the application of Newton's Laws in building the water rockets. After learning about the science of rockets and how they work, participants will build a water rocket to apply what they have learnt.

Theory: 30 minutes

Application: 90 minutes

Radio Telescope

Come and make your own radio telescope! A radio telescope receives radio waves from radio sources in the sky! The great thing about radio telescopes is that they can be used in the day as well as the evening. Participants in this workshop will learn about the function of a radio telescope, and what make up our ‘radio sources’, such as the planets and stars.

Theory: 30 minutes

Application: 90 minutes