Landscaped gardens with green grass and native plants and trees surrounding the National Museum of Qatar

The Park at NMoQ

The Park at the National Museum of Qatar includes playgrounds, several public artworks, a lagoon and two large kiosks with amenities including prayer rooms, washrooms and cafés.

The park is open 24 hours.

Heritage garden with native plants and trees surrounding the National Museum of Qatar

The Heritage Garden at the National Museum of Qatar

Interior of Cave of Wonders at National Museum of Qatar. There are Arabic letters carved on the cave walls with sunlight filtering through.

The Cave of Wonders playground at the National Museum of Qatar

Two smiling children exploring the wall carvings in NMoQ's Cave of Wonders

The Cave of Wonders replicates a deep cave called a sinkhole or dahl.

A view of the front of a large wooden boat (dhow) with a white sail, painted decorative sides and huge metal anchor standing on the sand

The Nakilat Adventure Ship playground at the National Museum of Qatar

Two children in NMoQ's playground standing on top of round silver balls sunken into sand with two large wooden boats (dhows) in the background

The ship is designed to imitate the wreck of an ancient local boat.

Three children having fun as they play on the wooden boats in the Nakilat Adventure Ship playground at NMoQ

The interactive ship structure gives children the opportunity to explore and learn at the same time.

Heritage Garden

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.

Energy Playground

Coming soon!

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.

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