"1001 Inventions and the Book of Animals" launches at Al Ain Zoo


1001 Inventions launch its new exhibition at Al Ain Zoo!

A new interactive production about 9th century scholar Al-Jahiz and his Book of Animals

Al Ain, UAE, 15th February 2017: 1001 Inventions launched today at Al Ain Zoo a new 1001 Inventions production about 9th century scholar Al-Jahiz and his wondrous Book of Animals. The first-of-its-kind fun and educational production aims to celebrate and bring to life one of the oldest Arabic books on the animal kingdom.

The Exhibition is hosted at Al Ain Zoo under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative of the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate and will be open to the public between 15 February and 6 March 2017.

1001 Inventions and the Book of Animals is a fun interactive family experience that brings to life one of the great scholars from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation. The 9th century scholar and explorer Al-Jahiz will take visitors on a wondrous journey of discovery of the animal kingdom and the natural world from 1,000 years ago.

Aiming to engage with global audiences through educational transmedia elements, "1001 inventions and the Book of Animals" explores the natural world as valued and appreciated over 1,000 years ago in Muslim Civilisation to help shape our modern understanding and relationship with nature in support of achieving a more balanced appreciation to life.

Visitors to the exhibition will be offered an engaging learning experience through film, exhibits, live performances, games and hand-on activities that aim to foster curiosity and care for animals and the natural world.

Exhibitions produced by 1001 Inventions focus on showcasing the ground-breaking scientific, technological and cultural achievements made by men and women on a land that stretched from Spain to China from the 7th century onwards. 1001 Inventions global exhibitions have already received close to eight million visitors at blockbuster residencies in cities around the world breaking visitor number records. 1001 Inventions exhibitions and global campaigns aim to inspire young people while sparking their inquisitiveness, curiosity and honing their skills to become engaged and responsible citizens of the 21st century.

The "1001 Inventions and the Book of Animals" exhibition will feature special activities and workshops for visiting schools. Teachers from across Al Ain and Abu Dhabi have been invited to make bookings to bring their students to the exhibition. Although targeted at a family audience, the exhibition has special focus on children between the ages of 8 and 14.

About Al Ain Zoo

Founded in 1968 by the late Sheikh Zayed, the Father of our nation, Al Ain Zoo is a true family destination, providing entertainment and learning experiences in a natural outdoor environment. Today, visitors of all ages discover the zoo's wildlife and enjoy a great day out packed with fun and adventure, and explore our large animal collection of over 3,500 animals


About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organization that creates international educational campaigns and engaging transmedia productions aiming to raise awareness of the contributions to science, technology and culture from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.

1001 Inventions has engaged with over 300 million people across the globe working with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, National Geographic and leading academics to produce interactive exhibitsshort films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.