Friday, August 28, 2015

A Day At The Mind Museum

Last week, a dear friend of mine generously provided 3 complimentary tickets to my family to visit The Mind Museum. Am a bit shy but of course, I accepted it. Hehe! (Thank you! You know who are and my family is very grateful for it).

We did not wait long, we immediately scheduled the visit and here’s what happened.

Clockwise: The Mind Museum signage, information desk and ticketing area.

The Mind Museum is located in Taguig and home to the infinite story of science and an institution that promotes public understanding of science.

Schedule:
Tuesday – Sunday                 9AM – noon
                                                noon – 3PM
                                                3PM – 6PM
Ticket Prices:
Adult                                       625php
Child (private)                       475php
Public School Students         190php
Teachers                                190php
All-Day Pass (no 3hr limit)     750php
Unlimited Science Pass        2.5k php

*Tickets are subject to change without prior notice. Contact The Mind Museum for the most updated rates and operating hours. 
Upon entering and securing our passes (the purple band), we were greeted by Aedi, The Mind Museum’s resident robot. She will discuss a short do’s and don’ts inside the museum.

At the time of our visit, there's a special exhibition on the coral triangle called "A Glass of the Sea". 
A Glass of the Sea showcases how diverse, the Philippine marine life is. What fascinates me is how beautiful it was displayed. Each "glass" is like mimicking a contained space of an exuberant sea life. 

The Museum has 5 galleries, namely: Atom, Eath, Life, Universe, and Technology.
ATOM – This is said to have the most number of interactive activities. Well, yes it’s true. One of our favorites is the hair-spiking thingy :) 
Earth – This is where you will see the huge dinosaur bone fossil (still discussing with Hubby if the T-Rex's real or a replica). Aside from the exhibits, there are also short clips being shown (about 20 mins for Birthplace and about 10 minutes for Ang Simula). 
Life – This features various habitats and some interactive exhibits like that one, my daughter is holding on the picture above. It let’s you hear your own heartbeat just by holding the two handles on each side.
Universe  - My favorite.  Though I don’t have a dream of becoming an astronaut but I am quite fascinated with stars. Aside from the wondrous display, we also watched a short clip of Back to the Moon for Good. Tip: Best seat in the house is on the left side *wink*
Technology – This gallery is located on the second level, the largest of all 5. It is divided into 5 different themes: How we live, Who we are, How we know, how things work and Here to there. 

Aside from the galleries, there’s also a cafe inside. 
The Mind Cafe
It is located on the second floor, spacious but does not have a lot of food choices. At the time of the visit, we only have one choice, Sophie’s mom. (I am not sure if they are stay-in or if they change food providers each week). 
The Mind Museum Store
We were able to see a lot of souvenir items being sold here. We just opted for the ref magnet which costs 100php each.

We’re told that we can also visit the outdoor play area but due to the recent rain, it’s closed. Sad.

Well, that’s just about it. We were able to roam around for more than 3 hours, loads of fun and learning, indeed! Visit The Mind Museum now. Help them bring science closer to more children. 
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The Mind Museum
J.Y. Campos Park, 3rd Ave
BGC, Taguig City, Metro Mla.
909-MIND (6463)
FB/TW/IG - @TheMindMuseum

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  2. Thank you for the virtual tour inside the mind museum Donna. The more I want to bring my kids to have a first-hand experience of what's in there, I know they will have fun too. ♥♥♥

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  3. Our last visit to Mind Museum was March of last year. Our kids really enjoyed it there. We're hoping to schedule another visit soon. :)

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  4. My niece and nephew enjoyed the time they spent in Mind Museum. Kahit kami as adults, we enjoyed too. I just hope they improve the films they show. Hehe.

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  5. It's a privilege to give, so whenever someone gives to you, know that that person is blessed as you receive the gift. :)

    Good call about taking it, Mind Museum's a great place.

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  6. My son has been asking us to take him to Mind Museum. I guess it's time we do. It's the perfect place to satisfy curious little minds.

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  7. we went there a couple of years ago without the kids. i'm glad that they still maintain the place very well. i think they have promos for teachers until next month. :)

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  8. Looks like you had a great experience. I can't wait to see the Mind Museum, too! Went there with my daughter a few weeks ago, unfortunately it was already about to close. Reading your blog got me all excited again and I can't wait to try to visit it again soon!

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  9. Hi sis! I'm dropping by. You know what, I actually want to go here since may free pass ang teacher's for a month kaso ang layo super! Is it worth it, you think? Still thinking twice to go since you know I need to save diba? Hahaha.. Parang ang layo ng Taguig from here especially we're just commuting.

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  10. Our last visit was a year ago I think. We will be back soon!

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