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1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization

  • Date
    August 3, 2012 – February 3, 2013
  • Time 10:00 a.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price Exhibition included in Museum Admission; Adults - $8; Members/Military/Seniors (over 62)/Students/Groups (25+) - $6; Children (ages 5-12) - $4; School & Youth Groups (18 and under) - Free

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Photo: 1001 Postcard

From the 7th to 17th centuries, Muslim Civilization stretched from southern Spain to China. Scholars of many faiths built on the ancient knowledge of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Persians, and others, making breakthroughs that paved the way for the Renaissance.

Named “Best Touring Exhibition of the Year” at the Museums and Heritage Excellence Awards, “1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization” uncovers a thousand years of advances in science and technology that have had a huge but hidden impact on the modern world.

Through interactive displays, explore basic science principles in such fields as optics, time-keeping, hydraulics, navigation, architecture, and math.

For more information about the global education initiative of 1001 Inventions and the exhibition, visit the official website.

For Educators

• Free Admission for School and Youth Groups

• Free Teacher Workshop Series: The Indian Ocean and Muslim Civilization
Presented in conjunction with the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.
To register email natgeomuseum[@] Space is limited.

• Download Educator Guides
Elementary School
Middle School

Call +1 202 857 7281 or email GroupSales[@] to book a field trip.

Family Programs
Join us for family programs exploring the fascinating engineering, mathematical, scientific, and technological innovations advances featured in the exhibition. Create an astrolabe, investigate the principles of lift, construct a ten-foot-tall spire, and much more.
Click here for additional information.

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Supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

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