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Abu Dhabi launches hi-tech Science Center to be constructed at Masdar City

Abu Dhabi launches hi-tech Science Center to be constructed at Masdar City

11th June 2014

The Technology Development Committee (TDC) of Abu Dhabi has launched a new state- of- the- art science center dedicated to informal science education in Abu Dhabi named Abu Dhabi Science Center (ADSC) spread over an area of 6500 square metres in Masdar City.abu-dhabi-science-centre-masdar-city-373001 The design phase of the new centre is now complete, and the construction stage is set to begin, with the centre due to officially open in the second half of 2016. The initiative is part of TDC's efforts to establish a vibrant science, technology, and innovation (STI) base in the Emirate following global practices in science popularsation, aimed at inspiring youth towards STI education and careers. Seven themed galleries featuring over 200 interactive exhibits and 120 educational programs have been designed for children ages 6-11, and developed to support and enhance the ADSC visitor experience. Opportunities for participating in gallery walks, taking part in hands-on laboratory experiments, and spending a school holiday week in science day camp or a Saturday in a science club are all part of an extensive program menu that will be available to children. Featuring a 12 metre domed, 75 seat planetarium and space exploration simulator, the Universe and Planetarium Gallery links today s space and planetary sciences to the history of the region. Sponsored by Mubadala, as part of its commitment to prepare today's youth for the vital role they will play in the UAE's economic and social development, this gallery showcases 20 exhibits that help visitors understand our solar system, the lunar calendar, the changing of seasons as well as the physical properties of asteroids, comets and stars including our own sun.[..]

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