Don't think that I don't like my job when I tell you that I took a leave of absence just to accompany my daughter to her field trip. I do love my job. But my daughter is growing up fast and I don't want to miss the chances of being with her on times she asks me to.
Ever read or heard about the famous deathbed regret quote? It says, “No man ever said on his deathbed, ‘I wish I had spent more time in the office.'” That thought reminds me to always have time for my family, no matter how busy I am at work. So on times I need to choose between being a mom and an office employee, I always choose the former. And I haven't regretted that choice since I started making it.
|Prince Salman Science Oasis' eight planets|
|The visitors are free to try these simple machines|
|View of the machines from the upper deck|
*Prince Salman Science Oasis (PSSO) is a non-profit organization charged with developing an interactive science center. Through the science center, and associated activities PSSO aims to improve public awareness of science, and to promote scientific knowledge and its practical application for peace and benefit of mankind as a whole. Our hope is to inspire people with the noble purpose of advancing scientific knowledge and technology in ways that respect cultural diversity and freedom. - *source
|Pulleys and simple gears|
|Stuffed and mounted animals on display|
|I didn't hear what the patient PSSO staff explained to students here.|
|The electrostatic generator tried by kids|
|Entrance to PSSO.|
The kids, especially Sunday, enjoyed the visit to PSSO. I didn't. I wasn't too impressed with the machines on display and with the Science Center as a whole. But then again, just remembering that my main intention for checking it out is to be with daughter erased all those thoughts of unmet expectations.Besides, who wouldn't appreciate an entrance fee of just SR5?
Prince Salman Science Oasis
P.O. Box 92141 Riyadh 11653
Phone: +966 11 4830404 Ext. 11
Fax: +966 11 4828276 Ext. 12
Schools and Group, by reservation: Saturday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM
Families: Saturday - Monday / Wednesday - Thursday, 4 PM - 8 PM
Men: Tuesdays, 4 PM - 8 PM
Entrance fee: SR5, Free for children aged >6, SR150 for schools and groups