This Dubai museum is all fun, no work
We all love Dubai…and why not? It’s cosmopolitan, has amazing shopping centres and is a fun hub. But most of all, it’s great for kids. Water parks, play areas, activity centres… you name it and they have it. This time around we visited this fun place for kids, and did my children enjoy there! OLI OLI is Dubai’s experimental children’s museum. Don’t go by the word museum because there’s nothing boring about it, the best part was the educational activities which came with all the play.
OLI OLI is the Hawaiian word for ‘joy’.Designed and inspired by leading educators, development psychologists and museum experts, OLI OLI is the brainchild of parents who are passionate about positive play and the power of imagination. With eight galleries and over 45 museum exhibits to explore, there’s something that everyone will enjoy!
We suggest you to leave the water gallery at the end as the kids generally do get wet, in spite of raincoats.
Air gallery- Exploring the magic of air and the phenomenon of applied aerodynamics kids can build planes, rockets, hovercrafts or step into the hurricane booth. Play with Bernoulli Blowers, Air cannon and Amazing airways to explore the magic!
Toshi nets- Climb through this handmade textile sculpture and playground. With less than 10 of these in the world, experience the only one within a nine hour flying radius. Assess risks, collaborate, and share the fun with friends.
Creative Lab- Tools, materials and a big open space give endless possibilities to make (or unmake) just about anything you can imagine in this STEAM focused gallery.
Future park- One of the most successful interactive art activations globally. Imagine, create, and see your artwork come to life in the first Future Park in the Middle East.
Water gallery- Splash through to playfully investigate the physics and fun of water. Walk through rain, launch the ball canon, and tinker with our water pipes, weirs and a vortex!
Forts and dens- Build big! You can make a home, hideaway or castle as you use everyday materials to shape your own community.
Cars and ramps- Design, construct and test your own vehicle down the ceiling high ramps. Through trial and error, learn to be resilient and make successful designs as you explore the laws of gravity, mass and motion.
Toddler space- A gallery especially designed for the youngest visitors to learn fine and gross motor skills as they make their first friends.