Kids, learn UAE history with fun on this Int’l Museum Day
abu dhabi — Etihad Museum announced a special ‘Family Pack’ in celebration of International Museum Day on Thursday, to provide children with a range of fun and educational activities as they discover the museum.
The Family Pack is the latest in a series of educational programmes that have been launched by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).
The activities in the Family Pack include treasure hunts, drawing projects, investigation tasks, quizzes and other engaging challenges — all of which will stimulate curiosity and creativity to help children learn about UAE history and the inspiring Founding Fathers in a memorable way. Creative workshops being hosted at the museum as part of the Family Pack include ‘Desertscape’, ‘Painting with Chai and Qahwa’, ‘Sun Exposure Paper’, ‘Textures of the UAE’ and ‘Dallah Sculpture’, where children will be encouraged to take inspiration from objects in the museum and UAE culture to create unique artworks.
The workshops will run on May 19 and 20, Friday and Saturday, and children will also be invited to participate in storytelling sessions that shed light on UAE history and support the National Reading Strategy 2016-2026.
By taking children on a visitor’s journey, the Family Pack hopes to strengthen their national pride and provide a fun day out for the whole family. The Family Pack is suitable for children of all ages and will be available later this month in both Arabic and English for any family visiting the museum.
“Our Family Pack has been launched in celebration of International Museum Day and designed by education experts to bring the nation’s story and heritage to life. It offers children and families a new and engaging way to enjoy all that the museum has to offer,” said Abdulla bin Massam Al Falasi, Director of Etihad Museum.
“The Etihad Museum is not only an important national and touristic landmark but also a crucial historical source for a young Emirati generation, so we are fully committed to enhancing the educational aspects of the museum for children.”
The Etihad Museum tells the story of the 1971 Union Agreement through the eyes of the Founding Fathers, giving visitors valuable human insights into this pivotal era of UAE history. Individuals from all walks of life can follow their shining example in nation building.
The museum is open from 10am to 8pm, seven days a week and in celebration of International Museums Day, the museum will welcome visitors on Thursday free of cost.
Children will be encouraged to take inspiration from objects at Etihad Museum to create unique artworks as part of the Family Pack offered to mark International Museum Day.