Qatar Museum unveils Dadu Gardens at Dadu, Children's Musuem of Qatar
Qatar Museums unveiled Dadu Gardens, a signature feature of Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar, on November 19, 2022. The museum is dedicated to delivering creative and educational activities to members of the community throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and will be open to the public on November 21, 2022.
The Promise, a public art installation by renowned US-based artist KAWS, has been at Dadu Gardens to mark its official opening.
Throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Dadu Gardens invites children and their families to participate in a series of activations centred on the theme of nature and environment, with Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, 321 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum and the National Museum of Qatar coming together to deliver vibrant cultural programming to engage and educate the local community and visitors to Qatar.
As the first-of-its-kind publicly funded national entity in Qatar, the Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar aims to make the local community feel empowered through its collective contributions towards enriching the cultural, environmental and social ecosystems in the country.
Dr. Mohamed Al-Sada, President of the Dadu Advisory Committee, said: “Today marks a momentous occasion as we unveil Dadu Gardens an enriching space for children and families in Qatar to learn and thrive. Dadu Gardens is the first phase of the Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar and a place where children can learn about sustainability, the green economy, healthy habits and the environment. We extend gratitude to the founding family members for their generous contributions. The donor model on which the Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar is based, means that the private sector and members of the community are able to actively contribute to the future success of Qatar and its people.”
Dadu Gardens showcases Qatar Museums’ commitment towards sustainability and is located on grounds that includes programming and event spaces, water features and diverse landscapes, an amphitheatre, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The community space comprises an outdoor kitchen, community garden and permaculture garden with different types of edible landscapes including an herb garden, vegetable crops and fruit trees.
Ministers in attendance at the Dadu Gardens unveiling included Her Excellency Dr. Hanan bint Muhammad Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health; Her Excellency Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi, Minister of Education and Higher Education; and Her Excellency Maryam bint Ali bin Nasser Al-Misnad, Minister of Social Development and Family.
Representatives of the Dadu Founding Family donors of QAR 3.65million or more to the project were in attendance during the opening ceremony of Dadu Gardens. The Dadu Founding Family members currently include: Awqaf, Baladna, Baladiya, ConocoPhillips, DAAM, Eni, ExxonMobil, IntesaSanPaolo, Ooredoo, Shell and SLB.
Advance booking is required to visit Dadu Gardens. You can book your tickets here.
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