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Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Science and Technology ‎Center ‎(Scitech)
20 November 2016 – 1 January 2017

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Admission is Free

Opening Dates for the Exhibition:
20 November 2016 – 1 January 2017

Opening Times for the Exhibition:
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Science and Technology ‎Center ‎(Scitech)
Al Khobar, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia 31952

Contact Information
+966 (13) 896 7777

About the Center
Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Science and Technology ‎Center ‎(Scitech)

Scitech is affiliated with King Fahd University of Petroleum and ‎Minerals. The basic aim of the Center is to ‎educate the community, especially the teenagers, in the principles of science and its applications. Through experiments and observation, Scitech simplifies and explains science via engaging and interactive ‘edutainment’ methods depending on education level of the participants. It is located on the Corniche of the city of Al-Khobar and covers ‎‎21,700 sq. meters. The building itself consists of 14,100 sq. meters. Its design is consistent with the most modern scientific centers. It is comprised of seven (7) main exhibit halls, which deal with varying sciences and ‎technologies. These halls include more than 350 scientific exhibits. There is also a scientific dome showcasing a state of the art IMAX theater as well as an astronomic observatory. Additionally, the building contains ‎a Conference Hall, the Educational Unit, a spacious Temporary Exhibitions Hall, and the ‎Administrative and Services Facilities.‎

Mission of the Center:

The mission of Scitech is to enhance the understanding of the fundamentals of sciences and technology by presenting them in a modern and enjoyable format to the community, especially the teenagers. Our aim is to widen their scientific horizons and encourage everyone to embrace science and technology so that they are empowered to raise themselves and the nation to distinguished levels of excellence in these fields.‎

Goals of the Center:‎

  • Widen the horizon of visitors to the ‎center in terms of science and technology.
  • Simplify the subject of science and its ideas by making them interesting and enjoyable to everyone.
  • Nurture curiosity, familiarity and discovery in numerous aspects of science.
  • Help visitors to develop and retain scientific thinking and ‎analysis skills, and enable them to apply these skills in their daily life.
  • Develop each visitor’s awareness and appreciation for ‎the role of science and technology.
  • Connect the programs and exhibitions of the Center to ‎the educational curriculums of the Kingdom.
  • Solicit and acquire temporary exhibitions pertaining to science and ‎technology. These exhibitions include scientific texts, software applications, communications equipment, and much more.
  • Deliver of the Center’s message to everyone in the immediate area.