The North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES) was launched on 30 January 2006 during a meeting initiated and organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center. The purpose and goal of NAMES are to be achieved through excellence and innovation in informal education and by offering hands-on activities where the audience can indulge in participatory learning. More

Names 2016

We are pleased to announce that NAMES 2016 Conference will be hosted by "The Children's Museum Jordan", from Wednesday to Friday, 26-28 October 2016. The main theme of NAMES 2016 is "Reach". Sub-themes that will be tackled in parallel sessions and workshops are "Reach with your Content", "Reach to make an Impact", "Reach your Science and Technology", and "Reach your Audience". More

EMME 2017

With great pleasure, we announce the signature of a 4-Year agreement between the two networks, the North Africa and Middle East Science Centers network (NAMES) and the European Network of Science Centers and Museums (Ecsite). More


'International Science Center and Science Museum Day 2016'

Get ready for the International Science Center and Science Museum Day 2016, 10 November.

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  • 'Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.'

    - 'Carl Sagan' -

  • 'Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.'

    - 'Sally Ride' -

  • 'Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think!'

    - 'Albert Einstein' -