Queen Rania Pays a Surprise Visit to the Children's Museum

April 13, 2010

(Office of Her Majesty- Press Department- Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah paid a surprise visit, today, to the Children's Museum, a non-profit organization launched by Queen Rania, in 2007, to encourage and nurture lifelong learning in children and their families.

During her tour, Her Majesty met with students, from different public schools, who told her how these educational programs and interactive learning experiences inspired them and increased their knowledge throughout play.

According to an agreement with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social Development, the museum opens its door, free of charge, to children from social centers, and public and private schools under the “CMJ for All” program. Today alone, the Museum engaged about 1700 students in several activities such as traffic safety awareness and painting.

Nissreen Haram, the Children’s Museum Director, said: “The Children’s Museum would like to share its success with all the public-private partners, donors, supporters, friends, staff and volunteers for their continued support to make the Children’s Museum/ Jordan an innovative educational institution accessible to all children in Jordan.”

Since its opening in 2007, the museum, which includes over 150 interactive exhibits designed for children aged 14 and under, has welcomed more than 400,000 visitors, of which 170,000 came last year.

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