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One of the largest aquariums in the Middle East is housed in this sail-shaped building. The giant spider crabs at 3.8m leg-to-leg, fluorescent jellyfish and floor-to-ceiling shark and ray tanks are especially cool. At the interactive Discovery Place, kids can perform science experiments, make sand dunes or roll a piece of road. An IMAX theatre also shows 45-minute 3D educational videos about the natural world.
Head outside to the parking lot for one of the Scientific Center's best attractions: a car on a pulley system. Even your smallest kids can have a go at pulling the chains and lifting the car, they won't believe their eyes when it lifts into the air. Find it off the Corniche in Salmiya. Parking costs 250 fils.