Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Mind Musuem

Zeke had his school field trip yesterday at the Mind Museum. It was a bit expensive as to what it really had to offer.

Entrance fee are as follows:

  • Adult  - P600
  • Children and Private School Students (up to college)  - P450
  • Public School Students (up to college)  - P150
  • Teachers  - P150
Tickets also include access to the Science Playground. While waiting for the museum to open, the kids were at the playground, running around and trying all different sorts of attractions. The playground has slides and bubble sites.

When it was time to go into the museum, we were welcomed by a robot named Aedi. Actually, it was just a talking robot. I was hoping it can move, as well, but, yeah, it just sat there.

The museum had five sections: (1) Atom, (2) Life, (3) Universe, (4) Earth, (5) Technology. The Atom and Technology sections had the most interactions. In the Atom section is where you find the Static Ball where all your hair stands out and the Shadow Box where your shadows get imprinted on the wall after a photo shot. There are also exhibits about whirlwinds, magnetic coils and Newton's cradle.

At the Technology section, you'll find demonstrations of a suspension bridge, an actual x-ray machine, ellipsis billiard table and racing arcade.

What's interesting in the Universe section is the spinning tunnel. It feels as if the tunnel has gone steady and that the entrance and the exit are spinning.

There's also a replica of a t-rex dinosaur fossil in the middle of the Earth section. Zeke was scared at first to have his picture taken with the dinosaur cause it looked so convincingly real. Manong and I had to take turns for him to finally see it wasn't alive after all.

Some of the exhibits weren't working anymore. I was looking for a lot more of interactivity but got disappointed. All the same, it was fun to visit the first time. It's not somewhere you'd want to go again unless they add more attractions and information to the sections.

Operating Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays(closed on Mondays)
Time slots are:
  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.(Sat. & Sun only)
Mind Museum website: http://www.themindmuseum.org/
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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