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 2018

Our next conference, NAMES 2018, is scheduled to take place sometime between October and December 2018. NAMES Executive Team is currently in the phase of reviewing Hosting Proposals to decide which NAMES Member will host our next conference, as well as exact dates, theme and sub-themes. More

EMME 2017

It is our great pleasure to announce the 3rd Edition of EMME 2017 Summer School. It is a fruitful collaboration between NAMES and Ecsite that is both a place for debate, where professionals meet to discuss common challenges and solutions, as well as a "starting event" for planning activities at the beginning of the new academic year. EMME 2017 Summer School, will be hosted by CittŽa della Scienza, Naples, Italy, 10-15 September 2017. Hurry up and Register now to benefit from the EARLY BIRD Registration Rate! More


'Registration is now open for the SCWS 2017'

The Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS2017) has announced the opening of the Registration/Marketplace/Sponsorship pages on the Summit’s Website! The SCWS2017 will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on 15-17 November 2017, at The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan).

'Call for nominations: 2017 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science'

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced the opening of the call for nominations for the 2017 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science.

  • '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' -

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

    - 'Carl Sagan' -

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

    - 'Albert Einstein' -