When I was still in school, I hated science and math subjects. I'm so happy when I married a genius to help me appreciate them better. My hubby is an astronomy enthusiast. He loves anything about the universe, outer space and all the rare stuffs including meteorites. He is a certified member of International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA) and the one and only in the whole Philippines. And because of his large collection of meteorites, he was once asked to display some at The Mind Museum exhibit last October 2012. You can check out his website here.
|Meet my hubby, The Meteorite Man. Taken last Oct. 14, 2012, baby was still inside my bump.|
Because of that, he was given ten complimentary All-Day Pass tickets worth P750 each. Wow! I was so excited and thought of inviting my family members to visit this world-class museum. But because I was about to give birth already that period, we've decided to wait for baby to come out and bring her with us as well so she can also enjoy daddy's prize.
|Thank you for these passes. I'm proud of my hubby!|
After a year had passed, our family had finally set a common free day to visit the museum and Nov. 3, 2013 was the day. Three days before, I took care of exchanging our E-Gift Cards with the actual print-out tickets through their website. Since there were 15 of us, the 4 kids were paid under the children's rate of P450 on the day itself while our baby got in for free. Hooray! And you know what, we even got a 5% discount by using Citibank credit card when paying at the museum ticket booth. The promo is still on-going until June 30, 2014, check it here.
|Sitting by the entrance while listening to Aedi the robot talk.|
In order to be able to fully enjoy the tour, they have a 3-hour time slot where in every start of the schedule (9am, 12pm, 3pm) a Mind Mover (museum staff) will brief the people on the different galleries that are waiting for you to explore.
|This is AEDI, the robot by the entrance. Its name is IDEA spelled backwards.|
As an overview, The Mind Museum opened its door to the public last March 16, 2012 and they're about to celebrate their 2nd anniversary this year. The museum is a project of Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI), a non-profit organization. They envision to be the country's center for public understanding of science. There are over 250 hands-on minds-on interactive exhibits inside and outside the 12,000 square meters "green" building. The 5 Main Galleries include: Atom Gallery (the strange world of the very small), Life Gallery (the exuberance of life), Earth Gallery (nature across the breadth of time), Universe Gallery (vastness of the universe) and Technology Gallery (how we live). Their tagline is: Science Comes Alive!
Let me share with you some of the photos we have taken during our visit at The Mind Museum.
The Atom Gallery
|Trying out the giant Newton's Cradle.|
|My cousin with the giant melting chocolate bar!|
|My twin niece trying out the Static Ball. Look at their hair!|
|Look at baby's shadow casted upon the glow in the dark wall.|
The Life Gallery
|Picture with the life-sized whale shark.|
The Earth Gallery
|Family picture with the 40-foot T-Rex dinosaur.|
|Try to walk through the spinning tunnel and see if you can make it to the other end without feeling dizzy.|
|I was able to take a daddy and baby silhouette photo against the moon light. My best shot so far!|
|I was able to breastfeed my 10 months old baby to sleep while inside the dim planetarium with comfy couch.|
The Technology Gallery
|Family selfie in front of the mirror.|
|My hubby is taking a pee at the dissected toilet bowl.|
Hall of Philippine Science
|Picture inside the giant inverted rice bowl that explains how rice is being harvested.|
|Family picture at the museum lobby where we presented our tickets.|
I am so thankful that our family field trip was pushed thru. It was so hard to invite and organize a big group consisting of 4 different families but I'm glad it was a success. Thank you so much The Mind Museum for giving my family this one-of-a-kind bonding and learning experience. We really enjoyed especially the younger ones, my cousins and nieces. It made us realize, understand and appreciate science better. To be honest, I was not able to carefully check out all the exhibits because there are so many of them. I would really need more time to be able to finish reading and understanding all the captions on the display. Hopefully I would have the opportunity to visit the museum again next time and maybe when baby is a bit older already.
The Mind Museum at Taguig
Address: JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Facebook: The Mind Museum
Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays)
Ticket Price (with 3-hour limit): P600 for adults, P450 for children and private school students upto college and P150 for teachers and public school students upto college, children 2ft & below are FREE; P750 All-Day Pass (no time limit)
9:00am to 12:00pm
12:00pm to 3:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
6:00pm to 9:00pm (Saturdays only but no Mind Movers at this time slot)
If you have other more questions, you can check out their Frequently Asked Questions from their website.
Oh and before you leave the museum, don't forget to check out their souvenir shop. It has lots of cool items. Make sure to bring home something to make your museum visit memorable. Like their Facebook Page here TheMindMuseumStore to get updates on their latest product finds.
|If you want to get hold of my hubby's meteorite collection, it's also available for sale at the souvenir shop.|
Can't wait for our next family field trip! Where do we go next? Find out soon!