Join Mleiha’s Educators who will teach you information on paleontology, fossils and earth ages spanning millions of years ago. Build your unique package by choosing any of the activities below or choose our standard full package (Itinerary below).

 

  • Fossil Molding Workshop

Be a paleontologist for the day and learn how to make fossil casts using actual fossils found in Mleiha and seashells from around the region. You also get to keep your fossil cast. All required workshop materials will be provided.

 

Workshop Details:

  • AED 15 per child and 25 per adult
  • Activity lasts roughly 1.5-2 hours
  • All ages starting 5 and above can partake in this fun activity
  • Activity will be held indoors inside Mleiha Archaeological Centre.
  • Complimentary access to indoor museum

 

  • Sand Table Excavation Workshop

Excavate your own ancient artifact from under sands of hidden times in this very unique and interactive workshop where objects will be hidden in a purpose-built sand table. You can uncover ancient vases, broken pieces of metal, jewelry, skeletons of ancient and modern creatures such as a Velociraptor, camels and horses. Use brushes and excavating tools as archaeologists do to uncover all that you can under the guidance of Mleiha’s educators.

 

Price/Duration: AED 15 per child and 25 per adult; 1.5-2 hours

Workshop Details:

  • AED 15 per child and 25 per adult
  • Activity lasts roughly 1.5-2 hours
  • All ages starting 5 and above can partake in this fun activity
  • Activity will be held indoors inside Mleiha Archaeological Centre.
  • Complimentary access to indoor museum

 

  • Geology Workshop

Understand how our planet Earth was formed looking at actual samples of rock and visiting locations in Mleiha where you can clearly see the Earth’s mantle exposed on the surface. Join our Educators in exploring more about how ancient continents once existed completely different from how we now know them. Learn the basics of geology and how different types of stone are formed by not just looking at the stones but by visiting the sites where the stones can still be found.

 

Price/Duration: AED 15 per child and 25 per adult; 1.5-2 hours

Workshop Details:

  • AED 15 per child and 25 per adult
  • Activity lasts roughly 1.5-2 hours
  • All ages starting 5 and above can partake in this fun activity
  • Activity will be held indoors (stone samples viewing) inside Mleiha Archaeological Centre and also a short outdoor visit to Faya mountain to see the different geological layers.
  • Complimentary access to indoor museum

 

  • Flint Knapping Workshop

Indulge in the ancient art of making stone tools that we humans possessed thousands of years ago. Learn from Mleiha’s Educators how early humans would have used the local flint stones to create sharp objects that they would later use as knives and other tools to both defend themselves and also hunt animals. This workshop will teach participants all they need to know about human origins and migration out of Africa in a fun and interactive manner.

 

Price/Duration: AED 15 per child and 25 per adult; 1.5-2 hours

Workshop Details:

  • AED 15 per child and 25 per adult
  • Activity lasts roughly 1.5-2 hours
  • All ages starting 5 and above can partake in this fun activity
  • Activity will be held indoors (flintstone collection viewing) inside Mleiha Archaeological Centre and also a short outdoor visit to Faya mountain where the field portion of the workshop will take place in the Valley of the Caves.
  • Complimentary access to indoor museum

 

  • Flora and Fauna Workshop

Increase your understanding of the region’s plants, trees, and wildlife by participating in this interesting workshop. After a short indoor presentation on the local flora and fauna, take a walking tour of the Centre grounds with our Educators and learn about the indigenous plants growing within the Centre grounds and perhaps see some of the local fauna as well.

 

Price/Duration: AED 15 per child and 25 per adult; 1.5-2 hours

Workshop Details:

  • AED 15 per child and 25 per adult
  • Activity lasts roughly 1.5-2 hours
  • All ages starting 5 and above can partake in this fun activity
  • Activity will be held indoors (nature presentation) followed by a short walking tour within the grounds of Mleiha Archaeological Centre
  • Complimentary access to indoor museum

 

 

Standard Full Package:

Pricing – AED 100 for Adults and AED 50 for Children (aged between 5-12)

      Itinerary (Summer Timings):

  • 4:30 PM – Meet and Greet at the Reception/Registration
  • 4:45 PM – Museum Tour (Guided)
  • 5:15 PM – Brief visual presentation on workshops with education team
  • 5:30 PM – Workshops begin (Flora and Fauna workshop)
  • 5:50 PM – Flint Knapping workshop
  • 6:10 PM – Fossil Fun and Sand Table Excavation Workshop
  • 6:40 PM – Site visit to Faya Mountain (Geology)
  • 7:10 PM – Return to the Centre – end of activities

* Timings during the Winter period will be flexible and as per your preference.