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altBeirut Balloon

Children are sure to love a ride on this helium filled balloon. This 30 passenger balloon,
offers breathtaking views of the city from an altitude of 300m.

Location:Allenby Street Downtown,Beirut
                (entrance is  through Biel Convention Center)
Tel: +961 1 985901
Timings: Daily 10 am to 10 pm

Children’s Science Museum-Planet Discovery
Planet Discovery is a children’s science museum in the heart of Beirut. Children aged 3 to 15 can discover the secrets of life and the surrounding world. The exhibits stimulate their curiosity and desire for learning. It holds interactive experiments, exhibitions, performances and workshops, and awareness competitions. The museum welcomes handicapped and visually impaired children too. The exhibits are available in 4 languages: Arabic, French, English and Braille. Children here are surrounded by adults, a team of activity leaders who guide them and answer all their queries. There are 6 sessions per day, each of one and a half hour duration. The number of visitors is limited to 120 per session allowing every child ample time to see, explore and learn.

Location: Omar el Daouk Street, near Starco, Beirut Central District
Tel: +961 1 980650
Admn: 5.000 L.L. per visitor
Timings: From Monday to Friday: 9h00 a.m. to 6h00 p.m., Visiting Sessions: 9h.00 a.m., 10h30 a.m., 12h00, 1h30 p.m., 4h30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10h.00 a.m. to 20h.00 p.m., Visiting Sessions: 0h30 a.m.,12h00, 1h30a.m., 4h30 p.m., 6h00 p.m.
Time per visit: one hour and a half.

Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden
Named after the renowned Lebanese-American writer and artist, this garden is a vast verdant expanse in the center of Beirut. There are two circular lawns with trees around a water fountain. A platform looks out onto the garden. Six obelisks are part of the formal landscaping. A bust of Gibran and abstract sculptures by contemporary Lebanese artists also adorn the square.
This garden is popular with families where they can enjoy a picnic and stroll around. There is ample space for children to run around and play.

Location: City Center

Horsh Beirut
This urban park in Beirut is also known as Horsh Al-Sanawbar or Bois De Pins (in Arabic and French). It is a lush green area of 40,000 sq-meter pine forest. There is a playground for children where they can enjoy being outdoors and take in the freshness of the air amidst beautiful natural surroundings.

Location: Omar Beyhum Street, Southern Beirut

Sanayeh Public Garden- René Moawad Garden
This green lung of the bustling city of Beirut is a popular place among the residents. Children have a good time playing here. Bikes are available for hire and kids can also skate on the paved tracks. Numerous vendors roam around selling drinks and snacks. This garden is also popular with walkers, joggers and elderly citizens who enjoy the shade of the trees, some of which are hundreds of years old. The garden also features an Ottoman fountain. Originally known as Sanayeh Garden, it was renamed in honor of President René Moawad who was assassinated on Nov 22, 1989.

Location: Sanayeh, Beirut

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