Planet Discovery

Planet Discovery is the only permanent children’s science museum in Lebanon. Founded in 1999 by Solidere in collaboration with La Villette and Palais de la Découverte in Paris, offering hands-on learning experiences for children of all ages.
Re-located to the Beirut Souks at the heart of the city center, it is home to a variety of exhibitions on science and technology, welcoming school and community groups as well as family visits.

Exhibitions

Planet Discovery’s interactive exhibitions and programs contribute to childhood development and encourage self-guided exploration, providing opportunities for children to learn by doing.

Journey into the Stars!
Revisiting the solar system 400 years after Galileo, this exhibition brings us up to date on the latest discoveries in our galaxy.

Unfinished house
Children work in teams to achieve a common goal while developing their social and physical coordination skills in this pretend construction site.

Ant
How do ants form colonies? Learn about these organized insects with a giant ant figurine and model ant hill.

What makes you, You?
Find out what happens before birth, why our bodies develop and how genetics influence who you are.

Physics phenomena
Explore the laws of physics with the zigzag light box, Pythagorean theorem, gears, magnets and more!

Voice pipes
Whisper through the tubes! Discover the technology that people used to communicate across distances.

Sugars… in the body
Where does sucrose come from, and what happens to sugar in your body? Follow the journey of sugar molecules, from sugar cane to glucose.

Senses
Listen, see, touch, smell and taste! With our five senses, we perceive the surrounding world and adapt to changes in our environment. Flex your sensory muscles in this exhibition dedicated to touch, smell and sight.

Activities & Functions

Kids town
With no registration requirements, the fully equipped kids’ room is the perfect place for your children to spend a few hours or the whole day under professional supervision. A daily child care program ensures a safe and nurturing environment where kids develop social and intellectual skills.

Polyspace
Interactive theater performances and puppet shows enrich visits to the museum and provide memorable, educational experiences.

Educational workshops
Offer hands-on scientific programs for children’s groups of all ages.

Arts and crafts
Express yourself! In the arts and crafts workshops, kids unleash their creativity and imagination.

Birthday parties
Planet Discovery organizes fun-filled and educational birthday parties for kids of all ages.

Events
The space accommodates a variety of activities such as workshops, educational programs, intermural competitions and special corporate events for adults.

Brochure (PDF)

Planet Discovery Brochure

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Visit Planet Discovery
Souk Ayyas – Beirut Souks – Beirut City Center

Contact Info
T. 01 980 650 – 60 ext. 3440 – 3441
F. 01 990 236
planetdiscovery@solidere.com.lb

Hours
Mon – Fri: 08:30 – 18:00
Sat – Sun: 10:30 – 19:00
Holidays: 10:30 – 19:00
Closed on New Year’s Day