250+ Reasons to Visit The Mind Museum
Everyone’s wondering about the new Mind Museum at the Fort for one reason or another. Me? I’m just on the lookout for a new place where my godson can enjoy himself. In the event that he finally makes his way back to Manila for a visit, Ninang is going to be ready! (Hint hint, Non & Gino.)
Kids learn how to do science experiments using household products.
Besides being the hottest new thing (it opens its doors to the public on March 16th), the Mind Museum presents 250 interactive exhibits that should keep you entertained for 3 hours, which is about the recommended amount of time to explore the approximately 12,500 sq.m. area.
We had kids going around with us during the preview and the good news is that they all seemed pretty interested. Minus maybe a couple that freaked out over the T-rex exhibit.:)
This Tyrannosaur Rex scared some kids
Here’s our favorite little girl who couldn’t stop showing her dinosaur picture off to anyone who’d pay attention.
But the life-size replica brought her to tears.
Adults who like tinkering around with stuff might find a few things worth stopping for. But being no stranger to museums, Patti and I found ourselves lured towards more of the behind-the-scenes stuff like what the offices looked like, or where the museum shop would be when it opened, etc. I guess we’re really just dorks of a different nature.
The setup of the exhibits per topic were a bit confusing for us. This whale shark was just meters away from the human brain.
Anyhow, I think the most amazing thing about this museum is the fact that the billion pesos used to put it up all came from private donations. We now have the country’s first world-class science museum because people came together believing that it would serve Philippine society.
Can you imagine all the future possibilities? Let’s make Manila more awesome one step at a time, shall we?:)
Let’s start by supporting the Mind Museum when it opens on the 16th. More information on tickets at its website here: http://www.themindmuseum.org/
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