The Heritage Garden, located within the Museum Park, consists of a selection of native Qatari plants, including:
- Blepharis ciliaris
- Plantago amplexicaulis
- Heliotropium curravicum
- Rumex vesicarius
- Hammada elegans
- Aerva javanica
- Cymbopogon commutatus
- Senna italica
Cave of Wonders
In certain places in Qatar, the ground suddenly drops away into a deep cave called a sinkhole or dahl.
Children can explore a realistic representation of an underground rocky cave or simply wander freely, discovering places to climb, crawl and hide and encountering strange glowing rocks, carvings, artefacts hidden in the sand, bats hanging from the ceiling and a giant gecko climbing up the wall.
Nakilat Adventure Ship
The Nakilat Adventure Ship playground is constructed to look like the wreck of a traditional Qatari boat.
During their exploration, children can learn about sailing, pearling, fishing and trading. Through stories and songs, cargo and treasure, and through interactive play opportunities, children absorb Qatari history and culture.
On 1 October 2020, Qatar Museums finalised an agreement with Total E&P Qatar to sponsor the Energy Playground, which will open at our museum during the second half of 2022. The Energy Playground will provide a unique experience for families to learn more about energy and the history of Qatar’s oil and gas exploration.
The playground will be designed for families to engage in intergenerational kinetic play activities; from the extraction of crude oil and natural gas, through to their processing and even the by-products which, in turn, benefit today’s societies. Visitors will be able to enter the playground from various pathways – allowing for a 'choose your own adventure' experience that will engage, inform and inspire them to learn about the future of energy.