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“Aquarium, IMAX and a Great Seafront Walk”

The Scientific Center
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Owner description: TSCK is a cultural achievement and educational facility enriched with knowledge, which portrays fascinating architectural design that reflects Islamic art and culture. The walls contain ceramic depictions of stories that tell of Kuwait's history. The main building is comprised of 3 main attractions: the Aquarium, Discovery Place and IMAX Theater.
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

The walk in front of the Scientific Center is probably the best landscaped and maintained public space in the City. Inside the center there is a decent aquarium,IMAX theaters , shop and an area for kids learning .

Thank kapurkk
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Children "get lost" in so many novelties especially if you attend the 3D IMAC cinema. Food is not great and a little pricey but drinks are available to purchase, why not bring yummy sandiwtches from home!?

1  Thank THE_PILGRIM7
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Divided into three sections, the Scientific Center is a nice addition to a Kuwait visit. Though the Child learning center section has some cool gadgets, I did not believe it packs that big of a punch.

On the other hand, the I-Max theater section usually has a nice selection of informative movies. Keep in mind, though, there is only one I-Max theater, and the various movies are played in rotation, so getting a hold of the movie schedule ahead of time might be a good idea in order to time your visit in line with the timing of the desired documentary.

The third section is an aquarium plus some other animals' exhibition, which is very professionally maintained and fun for the whole family to go through.

I recommend adding a visit to the Scientific Center in the to-do list of a Kuwait visit.

Thank MohammedB
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Scientific Centre creates a welcome escape from the day-to-day life in Kuwait. The State of Kuwait is not teaming with the same level of extra curricular activities one would expect in Dubai for example, however the few sites worthy of a visit offer a clean and professionally managed environment for both young and old.

The Scientific Centre is great for a family outing and/or for a calming individual experience. The giant fish tank and meandering corridors will offer much in childlike awe and wonderment, with the insights into nature's complex forms offering rejuvenating enlightenment and inspiration.

In terms of expense, the pricing is average. You won't be pleasantly surprised by the cost, however you also won't feel robbed by the end of the experience.

The setting is perfect with astonishing views across the bay and into Kuwait City and the financial district. There are few public transportation links worth mentioning (if at all), however all hotels and taxi drivers are well versed in getting you there. Alternatively a simple drive along the Gulf Road from the 5th Ring's Bidaa Roundabout heading in the direction towards the Marina Mall in Salmiya will get you there in no time. Parking is adequate and the food stations offer snacks and drinks (snacks and refreshments may vary during Ramadan). The staff are friendly, enthusiastic and appear ready to help.

After a few hours at the centre, you can also enjoy a relaxing stroll along the 3 mile long promenade.

Overall, I would recommend the Scientific Centre.

Thank Ram P
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

SO TERRIBLE. The animals are kept in shocking conditions. Kestrels in tiny glass cages in dark lights as if they're nocturnal (!) - pulling their feathers out. Caracals in similar conditions. Very little 'science' of any kind. Don't give them your money - it simply perpetuates the horror.

Thank wensdazechyld
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