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Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Trip to Philippine Science Centrum + Giveaway

Since the time I learned that my then-boyfriend-now-hubby's favorite topics were science and history, I made it a point that going museum-hopping would be our common hang-out activity together just so I can relate to him and have something to talk about. I personally enjoy this type of activity too because I thirst for knowledge and exposure. Maybe because I didn't had enough educational field trips when I was growing up. And because of that, I promise myself to bring my child to these places and let her explore while she is still at a very young age.

Last November 2013, I won two tickets to Philippine Science Centrum from Manila Workshops through Moomy Musings blog. I happily told my hubby about it but he was not as excited as I was because he had been there before several times. He actually knew some of the people behind that museum because my hubby had previously dealt with them. But nevertheless, hubby agreed to accompany us. Yipee!

We went to Philippine Science Centrum last Dec.14, 2013 with Baby A and our two helpers. We gave the two helpers my free tickets while the three of us (hubby, baby and me) went in for free. 

Thank you for the souvenir.


BACKGROUND

Did you know that Philippine Science Centrum (PSC) had been in operation since 1990? Happy 24th Anniversary!

Led by Engr. Ceferino Follosco, the museum's main objective is to uplift the Science and Technology education in our country by providing a venue where these concepts can be presented in an entertaining, experimental and interactive workshops easily understood by laymen and children. 

To know more about them, you can read the 'About Us' page from their website by clicking here

GALLERIES

PSC currently has twelve (12) Galleries namely:
1. Electricity and Magnetism
2. Vision and Perception
3. Earth Science
4. Liquids
5. Bodyworks
6. Mathematics
7. Infectious Disease
8. Kids' World
9. Space
10. Lights
11. Mechanics
12. Distorted Room


Let me walk you through this science museum using some of the pictures we took.

Vision and Perception

Accompanied by a museum guide, our first stop was the Anti-Gravity Mirror. This was so cool. Although it looked simple, but for a kid this would seem like a magic for them.

I'm flying, weee! And I'm sexy, yeah!

Head on a Platter

Love this trick! Haha!


Wonder House

We went inside excitedly but went out feeling dizzy. Wonder why? Enter and you shall find out why!
Space

Then the museum guide assisted us to this Human Gyro Ride wherein I volunteered to take a ride. Gyro comes from the word gyroscope which refers to a wheel that spins quickly and is held in a frame that allows to tilt in any direction.

All buckled up! Let's go!


Here's a 1-minute video of me while inside the gyro. It was not that easy and relaxing as it seems. It was one heck of a ride, imagine your whole body being turned upside down.




An overall view of the Space Gallery.

Want to check out Your Weight in Other Planets? Step on this weighing scale and see how heavy or light you are in other planets.




Checking baby's and my weight. I find this somewhat inaccurate because baby is only 5kg while me only 51kg?!



Want to be an astronaut? Try this I Am Astronaut exhibit!

Here's my baby astronaut.

Hmm, this astronaut suit looks good on me! Haha!
 
 Electricity and Magnetism

Van de Graaff or famously known as the Static Ball

Hold onto the ball and see your hair electrified!

Lights


Colored Shadow

Baby with her magenta colored shadow.

Distorted Room

Become a giant and a dwarf in an instant by merely switching places inside the room.


Kids' World

We had so much fun inside the kids' world! I'm back to being a child!


Earth Science


Feel the Shake - simulation of the different earthquake intensities

I love this simulation! It really gives you that earthquake shake.

 Wood Sample

Check out the different types of wood by touching the actual sample.

Carbon Footprint

Check out the amount of Carbon Dioxide per Kilowatt hour of the different appliance you use at home.


Infectious Disease

Why Get Vaccinated


Mechanics

Sympathetic Swing
Action and Reaction
 
We enjoyed these common playground rides: swing, seesaw.



Bodyworks


Watch Me Pedal

I enjoyed watching the skeleton imitate my pedal movements.



Come Race With Me

Me and hubby had so much fun running and trying to beat Elma Muros' record of 10 meter dash in 1.2 seconds. Wow!

Liquids

Ring Bubbles

Look at my hubby playing with giant bubbles! Haha!

Meralco All-Electric Energy Efficient Model Home

Learn how much electricity each appliance in the house consumes.


Here's the museum entrance and ticket booth. People came in when we're about to go. Lucky us, we soloed the museum!


Here's their mini souvenir shop.

Picture with Ms. Karen Cantos of the Philippine Science Centrum's Marketing and Promotions Team.

My Sentiments

All I can say is that Science Is so much Fun here at the Philippine Science Centrum. I told my hubby that I like it better here because the exhibits were more interactive and hands-on. Despite its old-looking facilities and infrastructure, you won't get bored inside because you really get to try the exhibits personally and experience it first hand. I got more Aha! moments because there are a lot of exhibits to tinker around. Experiential learning is the best way to appreciate and understand the logic behind science.

My favorite exhibits so far were: Head on a Platter, Wonder House, Van De Graaff, Distorted Room, Kids' World, Feel the Shake, Come Race With Me. Actually, I wasn't able to finish the whole museum maybe because I know that I will be back soon, when baby can already appreciate. Lastly, what I love most is that the entrance fee is very affordable. So I'm inviting everyone to visit one of the earliest science musuem in our country, the Philippine Science Centrum. 

Admission Fee (maximum of 1.5 hours, additional P60 every hour thereafter)

Adult and Private School Students: P120/head
Public School Students: P95/head
Children below 2 years old: FREE Teachers with ID: FREE
Senior Citizen with ID: 50% discount (P60/head)

Museum Hours

Monday to Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Philippine Science Centrum
Address: E-Com Building, Riverbanks Center, Marikina City
Contact No.: 942-5136 or 0905-2597771
Website: http://www.science-centrum.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philippinesciencecentrum
  
To let you experience what I've experienced in this museum, I'm giving away two (2) complimentary passes each to five (5) lucky readers of The Binondo Mommy. Ticket is valid until May 31, 2014. Just simply follow the mechanics from the Rafflecopter below. 

Raffle will run from Feb. 8 (Sat) until Feb. 28, 2014 (Fri). I will be announcing the winners by first week of March and will be sending the tickets to the winners as well. Good Luck and let's visit Philippine Science Centrum.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

By the way, they have just launched their newest exhibit focused on Environment last Feb. 5. What a good timing to visit them if you haven't gone there for so long. 

Environment exhibits include: Battle of the Bulbs, Biodegration, E-Waste, Biogas Generator, Dual Flush, Surface Run-Off, Standby Power, Let's Recycle.

Mommy Sally

63 comments:

  1. Maria Louisa Mae P Mercado
    olsk_mercado@hotmail.com

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  2. This is a great way to have fun, and at the same time, learn great stuff with your children. This is truly a must-visit attraction :)

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  3. That is awesome! I want to win those tickets, where do I leave my contact details? :)

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    1. Hi May, just follow the Rafflecopter mechanics indicated and just leave your contact details here as a comment. Thanks! :)

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  4. May De Jesus-Palacpac
    fullyhousewifed@gmail.com

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  5. Charyl Genterola
    lyrahc_jamz08@yahoo.com

    I would love to experience the magic of science on that place. Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum! Continue to bring more knowledge to the generations.

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  6. Joining your giveaway!
    Michelle Jeanne Roldan
    mdompy@gmail.com

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  7. Jenny Bave Anol
    jhenbave@gmail.com

    Heres to Philippine Science Centrum's 24th year! Keep it up. Children nowadays need science than computers. Way to go! :)

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  8. I love this place! Been here several times and won't be tired going back over and over! It's really a fun learning experience!

    Donna Donor
    donna@manilaworkshops.com

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  9. I have been meaning to visit The Science Centrum in Marikina for a very long time. Thank you for your post because now, I know that my son will enjoy going there. He'll probably like the Kid's World, the swings, the bubbles, the Vision and Perception area. I, myself, is looking forward to having my hair up at the Static Ball! It is also nice to know that admission rates are not expensive. Thanks!!!

    Theresa Cruz-Escaros
    drterecruz@yahoo.com

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  10. Complete name: Arminda Puno De LeonE
    Email address: armindadeleon@gmail.com

    Happy Over exciting 24th anniversary! My kids will definitely love this trip!

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  11. Bernadette Santiago Palcon
    berna_santiago@yahoo.com
    Happy Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum!!!

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  12. Complete name: Lanie Lluch
    Email address: info@mallsalelover.com
    This trip will surely be fun! I hope I win :-)

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  13. Alkina Carla Mendoza
    alkinacarla@yahoo.com

    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum! :)

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  14. karlenma mendoza
    ilaybalilay[at]yahoo[dot]com

    i'm sure my kid and i would enjoy a trip to the philippine science centrum :)

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  15. Clyde A. Gabriel
    clyde_gabriel@yahoo.com

    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum!!!

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  16. Michael John Marcos
    mico.marcos@gmail.com

    I want to go to the Philippine Science Centrum soon.

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  17. Cliff Tan
    ct@promo.com.ph
    Happy 24th Anniversary to Philippine Science Centrum !

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  18. Michelle Jaguimit Namilit
    michelle_polancos24@yahoo.com

    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum! :)
    Thank you Binondo Mommy for this giveaway. Hoping to win for my 2 kids.

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  19. Nelson Guevara
    teton_g(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum!
    Hope to see you soon!

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  20. Kristel Loren Balita
    kristel_b37@yahoo.com

    Happy 24th Anniversary to Philippine Science Centrum! Woah, how come I never knew about this museum before? I've never been to Mind Museum but, after reading your blog entry, the Philippine Science Centrum seems to be better plus they make learning Science more affordable :D More power to them!

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  21. Vicenta C. Rada
    vicenta_21@yahoo.com

    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum!More Power! God bless!

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  22. Allan Reyes
    allanoreyes@gmail.com
    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum!!!

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  23. Congratulations! I hope I'll win so I can visit your place with my kidsf.

    Mary Anne Ramirez
    riaramirez4@yahoo.com

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  24. maricris abarabarFeb 12, 2014, 8:18:00 AM

    Maricris T. Abarabar
    maricrisft@yahoo.com
    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum!
    Hope to win, I'm sure my 2 kids will love it.

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  25. Jennifer Bringas
    jenbaradas@yahoo.com
    Happy 24th anniversary Philippine Science Centrum!

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  26. Laurence L. Tengkiat
    limtengkiat@yahoo.com
    I would love to bring Nadine here one of these days. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience, Sally. More power to your blog!:)

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    1. Thanks Laurence! Thanks also for joining! :)

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  27. Michelle Namilit
    michelle.namilit0314@yahoo.com

    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum! :)

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  28. Aisa Vagilidad icevagilidad@ymail.com

    Happy Anniversary Phil Science Centrum! more power and god bless =)

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  29. yen morales
    kehrinmorales@yahoo.com

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  30. joshua paul perry
    joshua.perry89@yahoo.com

    happy 24th anniversary Phil. Science Centrum

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  31. jovelyn gonzales / jovelyngonzales88@gmail.com
    congratulations and happy 24th anniversary Phil. Science Centrum keep up the good work

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  32. I really really Love science and math!! :) I really enjoyed our fieldtrip here when I was in highschool, i could still remember how my long long long hair got up like i got goosebumps all over my body. LOL! :) and the mirror effects, i really enjoyed it :)... Thanks for being there for 24 years informing and entertaining kids the right way! :)


    Name : Rozelle Reyes
    Email : reyesrozelle29@yahoo.com

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  33. Can't wait to be back after 9802137043 years. :) Excited for nerd adventures. :3

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  34. Ian Pineda
    blu3gig@yahoo.com
    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum!
    Hope to win, I'm sure my kid will love it.

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  35. Jennifer Aguirre
    luckyvixen2@gmail.com
    I'm curious looks fun!!! :)

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  36. Arra Odeza
    odeza.arra@yahoo.com
    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum ! :)

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  37. Aldrin MontierroFeb 19, 2014, 4:09:00 PM

    Joining your giveaway!

    Aldrin Montierro
    aldrin_montierro@hotmail.com

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  38. Hoping to win your giveaway!!!

    Maria Jessica Apalin
    mjyapalin@gmail.com

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  39. Sana makapunta kami ng mrs ko dito.
    Nathaniel Colico
    nian25@gmail.com

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  40. Nelina Gatong nhelynne@yahoo.com

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  41. Edel Leonsua
    atty.edel@yahoo.com

    Happy 24th Anniversary Philippine Science Centrum!

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  42. kurt russell roldan
    kurt_roldan@yahoo.com

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  43. KRISTINE A. DOMINGO
    domingokristine@ymail.com
    111 C. Ramos St., Ligid Tipas Taguig City
    09305458164

    Philippine Science Centrum's 24th year!!!! Wow congratulation ^_^

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  44. Eurethel Lynne Agapin
    ela16_18@yahoo.com

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  45. Jill Ann Lorenzo
    jillathan@gmail.com

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  46. Clarinda Santiago
    clairepajarillo@gmail.com

    Continue inspiring the young Filipinos of today!!

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  47. I can't wait to visit you Philippine Science Centrum. Happy anniversary!

    Ma. Clarice Lao
    maclaricezlao@gmail.com

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  48. Maria Corazon LetadaFeb 25, 2014, 2:58:00 AM

    Maria Corazon Letada

    maricor.letada@gmail.com

    Happy 24th Anniversary, Philippine Science Centrum! More power! I want to experience it the sooonest! Hope I win. :)

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  49. Valerie Darl Corral-Piquero
    vcpiquero@gmail.com

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  50. anne lei talaro
    eirez2a@yahoo.com

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  51. it would be really fun to try that with my 5 yr old
    Vangie Molina
    molina.vangier@gmail.com

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  52. sherry ann gole cruz
    khryza1022@yahoo.com
    happy anniversary,wish me and my kids could win passes!

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  53. Ma. Eddielli R. Bungay
    eddielli.bungay@gmail.com

    Hope you'll inspire the filipino youth today in making them learn more about science! at the same time having fun while learning :)

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  54. Wow cool! :))

    Christine Tabin
    cat.shoppe@yahoo.com

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  55. Please contact me using Facebook if I win, would love to go there with the family.

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  56. Emilie Udasco
    eliecious@rocketmail.com

    Mah 8 year old daughter loves Science and would love to visit the Philippine Science Centrum! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  57. I won! Yepieeee! Entry #2206.. #LuckyMe

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  58. Sally ang ganda naman dyan! mukhang very educational pa. =)

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    1. Hi Mary Joy, yup the place is really packed with educational stuff! A must-visit museum! :)

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