A whopping 40 new activities will be added to this year’s Abu Dhabi Science Festival, as the major educational event moves to a new location.
Now in its 7th edition, the Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) will take place from 9th to 18th November in Khalifa Park and Al Ain Zoo. Last year’s festival attracted more than 110,000 visitors.
Building on previous success, the science festival looks to once again offer a diverse range of activities that will encourage innovation and stimulate young minds to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related careers in the future.
“I think this festival has been a great investment and instrumental in supporting the UAE’s efforts to develop young innovators and thinkers in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Eng. Sanad Humaid Ahmed, deputy chairman of the Innovation Committee at the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.
“The ADSF is now in its seventh year and some of the kids that visited us have actually graduated, with some of them now taking up science and technology courses,” he added.
“It has grown tremendously. There’s this challenge for us to come up with new ideas because you don’t want to repeat the same concept every year so that students and past visitors will be interested to visit again.”
For this year, aside from returning hit activities such as the Dig-up-a-Dinosaur and The Secret Life of Coral, visitors can expect more workshops particularly relating to space because of its popularity among previous young attendees.