Qatar Museums will host various festive activities in celebration of Eid Al Adha.

In the lead up to the occasion, the National Museum of Qatar will run a series of workshops to engage families with the world of art and culture and build the festive spirit, and Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar are organising two days of activities over the public holiday, titled ‘From Our Family to Yours: Eid Joy and Celebrations.’

In addition, Qatar Museums will close all of its venues on Sunday, 16 June, in observance of Eid Al-Adha, and resume their regular operating hours thereafter: Saturday through Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm, and Fridays from 1:30 pm to 7 pm.

The activities hosted by the National Museum of Qatar are as follows:

  • Eid Paper Outfit Workshop 

12 June 2024 | 3 pm – 5 pm
This workshop invites families to design personalised outfits out of paper and prepare to celebrate this joyous occasion. Book your place through this link.

  • Eid through your lens 

12 June 2024 | 3 pm – 5 pm
Families are invited to come and express creativity and celebrate the joy of Eid together, by drawing Eid through their own lens. Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

  • Lucky Bird Storytelling 

13 June 2024 | 10 am – 12 pm
The National Museum of Qatar invites families to come and enjoy the storytelling of Hesse’s family and the lucky bird and their celebration of Eid Al Adha, followed by a fun hands-on activity of the sheep of Eid Al Adha. Register through this link. Please note that this activity is in Arabic only.

  • Eidya Envelope Design  

13 June 2024 | 10 am – 12 pm
This activity invites families to let their creativity flow and spread joy this Eid by customising a money envelope for Eidya, a special gesture of giving back. Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Dadu: Children’s Museum of Qatar’s activities will take place on 17 and 18 June 2024 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the National Museum of Qatar. The activities are:

  • Glowing Eid Cards

Make your Eid Card light up using a special circuit with an LED, coin battery, and copper tape.
Combining art and engineering sparks curiosity and interest in science and encourages creative expression. Creating gifts that they are proud of and sharing with others is one good way to build pride in their abilities and self-esteem.

  • Bottle Harp

Use your imagination and repurposed materials to make a musical instrument. Music is a fun, playful, and powerful learning tool. Music activity involves many different parts of the brain, fostering creativity and innovation. Making homemade instruments and playing music together as a family is a unique and fun bonding activity.

  • Sing-along

Music and celebration are closely connected to local traditions of Eid. Join Dadu’s sing-along and learn a new song. Singing has many health benefits; it is an aerobic exercise that improves the efficiency of the cardiovascular system, increasing blood flow. Singing and learning how to communicate freely with voice, face, and body promotes confidence.

  • Gasa’a

Make your own henna design or use a Dadu stencil. This activity fosters hand-eye coordination and leaves room for children to make choices and express their creativity.

  • Sheep Obstacle Race

Work together as a family to walk the sheep around the obstacle track. Games are a great way to learn teamwork, sharing, and communication skills. Research has shown that children who regularly play games with their family have larger vocabularies, reading scores, and better relationships with peers.

  • Family Nest Building

Explore creativity and family crafting by making your own family nest. Experiment with hands-on learning through building with natural fibers and mixed materials. Working together on a creative project promotes connection, sharing, and space for interesting conversations. The nest activity helps foster conversations about safe space, home, and community.

  • Kaaba and Puppets

In this activity, children learn the values of Hajj and how to perform rituals linked with Kaaba. This open play activity invites you to share your own families’ stories of the Hajj. Puppets are great ways for your child to learn new routines and act out stories related to your families’ traditions

For the full schedule of exhibitions, public workshops, tours, and events, click here, or visit https://qm.org.qa/en/calendar/.


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