A GLOBAL TRAVELLING EXHIBIT
The Sultans of Science is a global travelling exhibition that celebrates the multi-cultural roots of science and technology. It uncovers the scientific breakthroughs of inspirational scholars, inventors, and scientists of various cultures and creeds during the innovative golden age of the 7th – 17th centuries across a civilisation stretching from Spain to China.
This iconic exhibition offers visitors of all ages a multi-sensory, interactive experience that sparks awareness of great scientific discoveries which contributed to the foundations of our modern world.
Sultans of Science features more than 50 interactive and sensory exhibits, including hands-on activities, functional scaled models, large-scale geometric puzzles, AV applications, and educational gaming stations that cover the achievements made in architecture, astronomy, engineering, exploration, flight, mathematics, medicine, optics, and technology
The exhibition has toured across 4 continents (North America, Europe, Asia and Africa) and over 14 venues, success of which has resulted in repeat tour venues and two versions being sold;
- MTN Science Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
- Liberty Science Center, New York, USA
- Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
- Telus World of Science, Edmonton, USA
- Da’wah Center, Houston, Texas, USA
- The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California, USA
- Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Oslo, Norway
- World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China
- Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
- Konya Science Center, Konya, Turkey
- National Science Museum, Bangkok, Thailand
- Science Centre Singapore, Jurong East, Singapore
- Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
AL JAZARI’S MUSICAL BOAT
The exhibition – now in its 3rd version – includes this spectacular, fully operational reproduction of al-Jazari’s famous musical boat, featuring an automatic ‘robot band’ that plays music. The exhibit includes a cut-out section so visitors can view the internal mechanisms illuminated by a glass base.
HUMAN HEALTH TOUCH WALL
A digital touch screen depicts a 3D diagram of the human body. Visitors can move a virtual magnifying glass over the body to highlight particular organs or biological systems. As they browse, pop-up windows appear to explain the significant contributions made by the physicians featured in the exhibition, respective to the selected part of the body.
AL JAZARI’S ELEPHANT WATER CLOCK
A working scaled replica of the clock is based on the manuscripts of the famous Persian engineer, al Jazari, whose work is considered a significant contribution to the field of robotics and automation. Every hour, the clock jumps into action with moving figurines and a dropping ball to keep track of the time. A touch screen below the clock shows 3D animations describing the engineering genius behind the clock.
OPTICS & INSTRUMENTS
Al-Haytham is regarded as the Father of Optics, famous for his rigorous experimental approach to research. The optics table has been constructed so that visitors can conduct experiments, similar to those of Al-Haytham, to explore the properties of light and determine how the human eye works. The bench includes: The Pinhole Camera, Refraction Experiment, Mirror Grid, Laser Maze and Kaleidoscope.