The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has just opened two incredible new playgrounds for children, open throughout the museum’s opening hours. The outdoor play areas are part of NMoQ’s second phase.
The playgrounds are beautiful and you can look at pictures of them here.
The first playground is called The Cave of Wonders and has been constructed to replicate a dahl (or cave) with rays of light coming through openings in the roof. Inside there are glowing rocks, objects that emerge from the sand such as archaeological discoveries, rock carvings, hanging bats and a giant gecko.
Rahmah Bin Jaber, a historical figure and captain as well as a famous Arabian horse and pearl trader, inspired the second playground. The Adventure Ship Playground is inspired by his famous Ghatrousha (a type of dhow or Qatari boat).
The kids can learn about sailing, pearling, fishing, trading and other occupations and traditions that whole families became involved in throughout the ages.
Through stories and songs, cargo and treasure, and imaginative play opportunities, the little ones will absorb culture and connect with Qatari history.
You and the family can engage in intergenerational play activities with the playgrounds designed to bring NMoQ’s permanent galleries to life. It’s a chance to explore Qatar’s natural and cultural offerings.
There’s one more playground scheduled to open this year, sponsored by TOTAL, and it will focus on oil and gas.