Words by Glenniedel Terania
Photos by Jeanne Dizon
The Mind Museum has always been a favorite venue not only for school field trips and family bondings, but also for conventions and even sweet surprises. And if you think you’ve seen it all, the museum in Global City gives you another reason to visit them and learn while having fun.
The Mind Museum hosts its newest spectacle, the international traveling exhibition Dinosaurs Around the World: Passport to Pangea. Supported in part by Mastercard, the exhibition will run from September 1, 2017-March 2, 2018.
When In Manila was invited to the exhibition’s media launch, and needless to say, we were more than excited to see first-hand the new exhibition. When we arrived, we were welcomed by a life-sized moving Spinosaurus, the largest carnivorous dinosaur! It was very realistic because of the advanced life-like animatronics used to make the dinosaurs move. They look like they are actually breathing and, sometimes, even staring at you. The exhibit also features sounds to make your complete dino experience.
The exhibit houses life-sized dinosaurs from Pangea, South America, Antarctica, Africa, and Asia. What makes it different from all other dinosaur theme parks is its narrative. It tells us the story of the dinosaurs’ beginning, end, as well as some fun facts. Did you know that there are dinosaurs with feathers instead of scales? Or that pterodactyls are not dinosaurs? You’ll also learn how to pronounce each dinosaur’s complicated names!
Aside from dinosaurs, the exhibition also features an extensive collection of fossils (like a dinosaur’s femur and thumb), authentic dino casts, and various activities to make everyone feel like Mesozoic Journalists who time-traveled to the age of dinosaurs. Families, friends, and students are assured to have a complete encounter because everyone is provided with “itineraries” which will serve as their guide in the exhibition.
It was an amazing experience for us, and we’re sure that kids as well as kids-at-heart will enjoy it. So, go ahead and book a trip back in time to meet Dinosaurs Around the World!
The Mind Museum