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Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre and Planetarium

  • Seih Al Maleh St. Map It
  • Qurm

Published 04/05/2016

Fodor's Review

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said opened the museum and plantarium as gifts to the nation for the 25th and 30th anniversary, respectively, of the reign. Both are wonderful, free exhibits that appeal to both locals and visitor. The museum explains the process of converting oil and gas to their usable state—from the underground formation of layers of organic matter deposited in oceans and lakes millions of years ago, to how they are brought to the surface, and then how they are processed—in a series of six interactive displays. The planetarium features a full-Dome digital system in which several projectors create spectacular panoramas of space, stars, galaxies, and comets with integrated lasers, videos, and sound. The shows are free but must be requested ahead of time and are not offered on Fridays and Saturdays. Stargazing events are also held monthly.

Sight Information

Address:

Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre , Seih Al Maleh St., Muscat, Masqat, Oman

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Phone:

/2467–7834

Website: www.pdo.co.om

Published 04/05/2016

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