MORE than 2,300 people attended science workshops at the Bahrain Science Centre in the last four weeks, it has been announced.
Over 1,300 individuals and families, nearly 860 school and educational centre students and more than 160 teachers have attended science workshops, designed to develop interest in science.
Social Development Ministry community development assistant under-secretary Khalid Ishaq said the workshops complement the school curriculum and stimulate curiosity and innovation among participants.
He said during the workshops, which continue till the end of the month, children will meet a well-known scientist and discuss how he became a scientist. They will also observe the scientist dissect a cow's or a fish's eye, learn how eyes see, and how the brain tells humans what they see.
Currently operated and managed by MTE Studios, the Bahrain Science Centre is the first of its kind in the country and all the displays are designed to be educational.
Schools in Bahrain started exploring the new Bahrain Science Centre by appointment only prior to its official launch with great success since it first opened its doors in late March 2012.
School and summer holiday groups are still being formally invited until the centre opens officially to children as well as families and adults in September this year.
The Bahrain Science Centre is located in building 334, Road 109, Block 801, Riyadh Avenue, Isa Town, and can be contacted on 136 846 86.