Visiting The Mind Museum

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Visiting museums in my  opinion is one of the most ideal activities to do with our little ones, and it is never too early tag along our children for a day of exploration, wonder and surprises. The Mind Museum has been on the top of my travel destinations list ever since I heard about it a year ago, that is why I was really thrilled when we get to finally visit the place when we joined last October’s Mom & Me Fun Circuit!

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why, hello thereT-rex!

We have visited a handful of museums in the past but I think the Mind Museum is the one that appeals to my little man the most. It also stands out from its contemporaries and this is thanks to the humongous 40-foot T-Rex dinosaur that will greet you as you enter the main museum area, not to mention the robot Memo who will graciously greet you at the entrance.

Upon entry, we are immediately ushered to one of their 3D theaters to watch the Birthplace, which is a flashback to 4.6 billion years of Earth’s natural history. The 3D film lasted for about 12 minutes.

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at the Universe Gallery

The Mind Museum is a project of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. All ticket purchases and donations go to the maintenance and improvement of the Museum and its exhibits, plus help subsidize the entrance fees of teaches and public school students. The museum is divided into 5 main galleries, the Atom Gallery, Life Gallery, Earth Gallery, Universe Gallery and Technology Gallery and we joined other mom/dad and kids pair as we explore every nook and cranny. One of my boys’ favorite is that part of the museum with game consoles where they get to try a bunch of games. Jared was also fascinated with the mini billiard table as he saw a game on the telly recently and he cannot wait to give it a shot. He also enjoyed the miniature cars and other vehicles, as well as the Phase of the Moon exhibition where you get to view the different phase of the moon at a touch of a button. I, on the other hand, enjoyed the miniature displays about food, electricity, recycling among other things. I love the details and the love those who crafted these displays put into their projects. I also had fun peeking at the kaleidoscope and can barely keep up on how many colors I have actually seen there.

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the vintage car at the Museum Shop entrance

We also take a quick visit to the Museum’s shop and saw a lot of animal figures and other souvenirs up for sale. They also have a bunch of beautiful 3D postcards on display, which I would’ve been able to check out more if I wasn’t busy running after my little man who simply wants to touch everything he saw!

Visitors can also enjoy the wonders of nature in the Science-in-the-Park wing, which we unfortunately missed as we arrived to the place after sundown. I would love to check this out with my little one next time, though.

Did I mention you are free to take as much photos as you want? So I went ahead and snapped as many shots as my mobile camera can take. What can I say, I love taking photos, especially of beautiful places!

The Mind Museum’s booth at Blogapalooza 2013

Incidentally, Mind Museum was one of the businesses featured in this year’s Blogapalooza. They have a number of museum memorabilia up for grabs for the blogger attendees and I was delighted to take home a couple of these beautiful Da Vinci postcards.

If you are planning to go out with your little ones over the holidays, you might want to bring them to the Mind Museum. I am sure they will enjoy it as much as my little man did! The museum operates from Tuesdays until Sundays from 9AM-12NN, 12NN-3PM and 3PM-6PM. Tickets are sold at Php600 for adults and Php450 for children and students. Public school students and teachers can get admission tickets at only Php150.

The Mind Museum
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
:phone: 909-MIND {6463}

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