Queen Rania Chairs the Children’s Museum Jordan Board of Trustees Meeting

June 08, 2015

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Office - Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah chaired, today, the Children’s Museum Jordan Board of Trustees meeting at the museum’s premises and discussed the museum’s strategic objectives for the year 2015.

During the meeting, Her Majesty listened to an overview of the Museum’s achievements and future plans, presented by the Museum’s Director, Sawsan Dalaq.

Her Majesty emphasized the Museum’s educational role, and the importance of interactive learning in promoting creativity and critical thinking in children at a young age.

The Queen further encouraged the Museum staff to expand their outreach to include more children from across the Kingdom, particularly through the mobile museum. Currently the Museum receives 250,384 visitors annually, in addition to 45,628 children who experienced the mobile museum in different parts of Jordan.

Queen Rania, accompanied by Dalaq, also visited the newly installed solar power system, making it among the pioneering educational institutions that use sustainable and clean sources of energy.

The solar power system works by utilizing the Museum’s rooftop and parking lot as solar panel covered areas that harvest the solar energy to power the entire building.

During her tour, Queen Rania inaugurated two exhibit areas funded by Zain and the Central Trade & Auto Co. – Toyota Jordan. 
The two new exhibits are a virtual reality station that aims to offer a simplified and interactive approach to understating science. While the second exhibit offers children the chance to understand car mechanics and maintenance.

Before departing, Her Majesty thanked all the staff, donors and board members for their continuous support for the Museum.