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Mishkat is an initiative of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy

Mishkat is an initiative of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE). Created by royal decree in April 2010, K.A.CARE was established to enable a sustainable energy future for the Kingdom. To power this innovation, the Kingdom needs the youth of Saudi Arabia to be ambitious, skilled and knowledgeable contributors, actively shaping a bright future for our Kingdom.

Mishkat was designed, built and opened in under fourteen months. Developed by practitioners in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Holland, a global community of scientists and researchers shaped the content. All team members were handpicked through a rigorous selection process and the team were trained at the Science Museum in London and Techniquest in Cardiff. Departments and individuals have been mentored by a global network of world-leading science centers and museums and an industry colleagues, including the Exploratorium, Science Museum, New York Hall of Science and the experienced consultants at KCA London.

Our science center is open every day during the school semester for booked student groups. It is also a hub for family days, festivals, teacher training and after school clubs. We run science shows and workshops in local schools and national festivals and foster a lively online community. We have also established ourselves on the international stage, presenting at conferences, publishing in journals, and establishing relationships with science and discovery centers that are mutually beneficial.

Mishkat has developed a vibrant culture for inspiration. It is committed to delivering life enhancing experiences for all visitors and continually striving for excellence


Mishkat Interactive Center was created to do to science what a mishkat does to light – spread it beautifully, protect it and enhance it.

Under the auspices of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), Mishkat Interactive Center for Atomic and Renewable Energy is a launch pad for learning, inspiring a new generation of Saudi Arabian energy innovators. Our hub is a state-of-the-art science center in Riyadh. Our reach is Kingdom wide.

Our science center is open every school day for booked student groups. It is also a hub for family days, teacher training sessions, after school clubs and discussion events where visits can interact with scientist. Our offer is constantly changing.

We engage audiences across the Kingdom through our cutting-edge traveling exhibition, Saudi 2050.

Our mission

To engage our audiences through the delivery of creative, enriching experiences- and so promote the understanding of the science and engineering of sustainable energy.

Our values:

Learning through exploring A leading interactive science center inspiring the next generation of Saudi energy innovators.

Our values: Learning through exploring

We consider learning as personal creative experiences, stirring curiosity with a supportive and simulative environment for discovery and experiments will help us in the transition to be an effective institution (through learning motivation to its audience and its partners) and educated authority (reflected internal learning).

Accomplishments with excellence

Our dear prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said: “Allah loves, when one of you is doing something, that he [or she] does it in the most excellent manner.”
We always strive to fulfill our tasks with excellence and neatness driven by determination to acquire expertise and employ knowledge in achieving our vision on the highest quality standards.

Positive influence

We believe that our ability to influence our society derive from our consciousness of responsibility, our optimism and our enthusiasm to build a sustainable future for Saudi Arabia’s energy.


We aspire to reach new heights every day, we believe that each of us has the capacity and capability that allows us to achieve our dreams and employ all opportunities to inspire youngsters to aim and contribute in achieving a more sustainable future for the kingdom.


We aim to establish the bases of institutional learning, utilize knowledge and train the young national cadres on the latest technologies and the newest interactive learning methods to reach sustainability in influence and employment.