Saturday, November 9, 2013

Learn Science at The Mind Museum

Science doesn't have to be boring. The Mind Museum agrees. The Mind Museum is an interactive science museum where guests, young and old alike, are encouraged to perform tasks in order to understand a particular concept.


The Mind Museum is the first (and only, that I am aware of) science museum in the Philippines. Visitors can either choose the 3-hour pass (Php600 for adults, Php450 for students) or the all-day pass (Php750). There are three time slots for the 3-hour pass: 9AM, 12NN, and 3PM.

For the love of science, I, the thrifty one, gave up my 600 pesos. The three-hour access pass, in my experience, gave me enough time to check out all 250 interactive exhibits in the museum.

Aedi (left) and a Mind Mover on a Segway (right)

Before we began our scientific journey, we were welcomed by Aedi the robot and by Mind Movers (the museum's resident scientists) on Segways. The kids were definitely awestruck with the talking robot.

The Mind Museum has five galleries, namely: Atom, Earth, Life, Universe, and Technology. I was hoping a Mind Mover would act as a guide and explain what each gallery is about, but that was not the case. We were to learn and experience on our own.

 
Exhibits from the Atom (left) and Earth (right) galleries.
I am not going to post too many photos so as not to spoil your visit.

 Earthquake simulator

When trying out the exhibits, do remember to be considerate of other visitors and not hog the exhibits. One must also have the patience to read and follow instructions. Do not just randomly press buttons and pull levers. One, the experiment wouldn't work. Two, you might break it.

Some of the galleries show short films or have experiment demonstrations. Spare some time to watch the shows, it will be interesting. If your level of interest is not the same as mine, at least you can nap on the couch in the Space Shell while the film runs.

 Science in the Park

Learning is not only limited within the walls of the museum. Kids will surely enjoy the park outside. There, they can learn science through play. To gain entry to the park, one just needs to present their museum pass.


The Mind Museum
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 909 6463
inquiry@themindmuseum.org
Tuesdays to Sundays 9AM-6PM (Closes at 9PM on Saturdays)

8 comments:

  1. Woooww.. It's so cool to find something like this in our own soil! This is making me wanna be enrolled in a university til I get to visit this place. Hehe!

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    1. Yeah! I am glad we have this in the Philippines! Mahal lang ang admission fee...(or tihik lang gyud ko hehe)

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    2. 600 pesos! 450 for students.

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    3. Waaaaaaaaaah! Really? OMG! 2 na ka box sa Jco Donuts!

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    4. Haha gi equate man to food ;-) food blogger gyud ka! :D

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  2. I saw this 2 years ago when it was still under construction in BGC. This is near The Distillery or Net Quad, am I right? if not, I guess I was so drunk that time when I saw this building. LoL! This is a nice and educational place. =)

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    1. Hi Fred, wala gyud ko kabantay ug Distillery or Net Quad, basin focused ra kaayo ko sa Mind Museum :D

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