In line with The Mind Museum’s 2nd Anniversary celebration, they opened their doors last Saturday, March 22, by holding The Mind Museum Media Family Day — a fun-filled and educational day for us and our families.
It was my daughter’s first time visiting The Mind Museum; and when we were talking that morning before heading there, I told her that she’d see a really big dinosaur whose name is Stan the T-Rex. She didn’t say that she’s scared or anything, rather, she displayed excitement as I dress her up for the event.
Wide-Eyed Wanderer’s Exploration is the theme for this year’s The Mind Museum Media Family Day
My Little Wanderer is having a great time exploring.
The moment we reached the function hall, we were given some food passes from its partners: Uncle Cheffy, Kyle’s Lab, Sophie’s Mom, and Sebastian’s Artisan Ice Cream. Let’s feed our body first and let me give you a quick rundown of the treats that I enjoyed at The Mind Museum Media Family Day:
- Uncle’s Cheffy’s Panizza!
- Kyle’s Lab for his super cool drink with matching “Popping Spheres.” You GOT to try this when you visit The Mind Museum. It looks like a pearl (sago) but it actually bursts in your mouth with a refreshing liquid that is somehow similar to the taste of your drink. I couldn’t describe it very well (I am confused, too), but hey, it is so innovative! I give this my thumb up!
- Sophie’s Mom: Noa enjoyed the sweet treats as usual! We loved the Lolly Cake!
4. Sebastian’s Artisan Ice Cream was for me the biggest hit that day. You got to try their Sapin-Sapin Ice Cream! It really tastes like your usual Sapin-Sapin with real latik bits.
I got to try 2 flavors (Mango Sansrival and Sapin-Sapin, which were both really good. But I have to give my vote to the Sapin-Sapin Artisan Ice Cream this time!
After that gastronomic journey, The Mind Museum prepared a very special activity that made all of us entertained and educated at the same time. All of us were given a Wide-Eyed Wanderer’s Exploration Passport. We were instructed to go around and collect stamps by visiting the different stations all over The Mind Museum.
The Mind Museum’s Wide-Eyed Wanderer’s Exploration Passport
Our first stop was the Planetarium Show. We were shown a fascinating 30-minute video called, “Back To The Moon For Good.” This area is very much similar to a cinema setting when watching a movie in 3D, minus the glasses.
The 60-seater custom-built Space Shell Planetarium at The Mind Museum
The video talks about mankind’s attempt to do another privately funded moon exploration with a challenge develop a spacecraft that could land safely to the moon’s surface loaded with a rover. This rover should navigate the moon for at least 500 meters, taking new pictures and videos of the moon and sending it back to the Earth. Thirty (30) countries have already expressed their intention to accept the call for a whopping $30 million prize. This is dubbed as the Google Lunar X Prize.
The Mind Museum is fully air-conditioned and you might want to bring a jacket, sweater or a shawl because it can get really chilly at some parts of the museum. It also has clean restrooms — there’s even one cubicle with 2 potties and 1 small urinal for little boys.
Some of the amenities and facilities of The Mind Museum also include:
- Dine at Jollibee at the Canopy Plaza
- Grab a Bite at The Mind Cafe by the Technology Gallery
- Bring Home a souveir from The Mind Museum Store
- Restrooms for handicapped, baby changing stations, wheelchair access
- Medics on duty
Here are some of the photos I got from the 5 Interconnected Galleries of The Mind Museum:
ATOM: The Strange World of the Very Small
Aside from the humongous choco bar, you can touch the hair-raising static ball.
There is also a giant periodic Table of Elements for the Chemistry-loving visitors.
Noa stands beside the magnified molecules of a chocolate bar. She was actually saying, “It’s sooo BIG, Mommy” in this photo.
EARTH: Nature Across the Breadth of Time
It would be impossible for us to miss the star of this gallery, the 40-foot giant T-Rex Stan. It is one of the must-see exhibits at The Mind Museum.
You can also touch a dino poop and see how a volcano actually erupts only at the Earth gallery.
LIFE: The Exuberance of Life
We were able to walk through a human brain, see up close and personal a giant whaleshark and interact with other life forms!
Troubled with the Taste Test?
UNIVERSE: Its Beginning and Majesty
If you are interested in hearing space sounds, dreaming of driving a rover in Mars, wanting to feel how it’s like to time travel or seeing the moon change phases, this gallery will be your heaven.
TECHNOLOGY: How We Live
If the Earth gallery has Stan, the techie ones have Mimo.
Mimo of the Technology Gallery at The Mind Museum
I think my daughter appreciates how interactive The Mind Museum is. She’s amazed at how Turbines work.
She likes pressing the up and down button to see this bridge move.
There is so much more to tell about The Mind Museum and I will leave the rest to you. Bring your whole family for a fun-filled day and I’m sure they will enjoy visiting The Mind Museum.
The Mind Museum is located at JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City 1634 Taguig City, Philippines
The Mind Museum Operating Hours
- Tuesday – Sunday (Closed on Mondays)
- 9AM – 12NN | 12NN – 3PM | 3PM – 6PM
- Additional slot on Saturday: 6PM – 9PM
- Adults : P600
- Children & Students (up to college) : P450
- Public School students (up to college) : P150
- Teachers : P150 (students must bring a valid school ID, while teachers must bring a valid school ID indicating “Teacher” or PRC ID indicating “Professional Teacher.”)
Thank you very much to The Mind Museum for this wonderful day! I really enjoyed all the activities and surprises that you prepared for all of us. Again, Happy 2nd Birthday to all the men and women behind this world-class, interactive Science museum in the Philippines today.