WHEN IN MANILA, experience Science come alive at THE MIND MUSEUM.
The Mind Museum at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig is the first world-class Science Museum in the Philippines. Its vision is to be the country’s center for the public understanding of science, enthralling guests with its beauty, clarity and the intriguing character. This is not an ordinary science museum but a beautiful piece of art work with designs made by Filipino artists working with Filipino scientists and engineers to clearly and beautifully flesh out a Science principle or fact. 90% of the exhibits were done by carefully selected local fabricators who also do work for science museums abroad. (Yay to Filipino Pride!)
Sony Philippines helps bring to life the magic of Science through its partnership with The Mind Museum. The galleries come alive with SONY – from the littlest of things found in the Atom gallery to the biggest, in the Universe gallery. The company provided the latest top-of-the-line and state-of-the-art gadgets such as Bravia LCD television units, touch screen VAIOs, 3D Projector Systems, among others, to the first world class Science museum in the Philippines. Sony is inspired to educate the next generations in creating a sustainable environment while having fun through Science programs. That’s why they will also be providing workshops for kids to teach them about the technology and how they work.
“The Mind Museum is an enthralling learning facility perfect for everyone. It is a Science museum that will arouse your interest to understand technology. With over 250 interactive exhibits that can be discovered in five main galleries, children and parents alike won’t have a hard time understanding and appreciating the different aspects of science.” You may begin your inquiry of wonder at the introduction hall with AEDI – the robot that will be welcoming you as you enter the museum. AEDI’s name is inspired by “Idea” spelled backward. Each exhibit is designed to be discovered on its own, but for those who would like a mind moving experience, Mind Movers are available to give guided tours of the centerpieces of each gallery and to answer your questions. Oh, and they will be using SONY TABLETS, too! Sony Tablets are not yet out in the market so you may check it out when you go to The Mind Museum.
WHAT’s INSIDE THE MIND MUSEUM?!
The Atom Gallery has exhibit pieces that show the strange world of the very small in terms of forces and particles. The giant fly on the giant chocolate bar represents the small things in the atom gallery. The tiniest particles come alive in the Sony Bravia TV screens and Sony 3D active glasses. VAIO touch screen units are also present in this gallery to show a video on the use of nuclear energy and about nuclear physics.
Giant Periodic Table with real-life examples of each element.
The Life Gallery is a dive into deeper understanding of how life surrounds and inhabits us – from microbes to large animals (such as a life size whale-shark or “butanding”.)
Here, you can get a glimpse at the amazing transformation of life from mere DNA particles into complete organisms. The Life Gallery also has a giant human brain model, which will leave guests in awe. There are “brain spots” where guests can step onto and it will light that part of the giant brain.
SONY VAIO TOUCH SCREEN
“The Earth Gallery tells of the story of the planet and our archipelago across the breadth of time; it includes a 3D animated film made by an all-Filipino crew that features 4.6 billion years of the planet’s natural history and evolution in 12 minutes. Guests will get to experience the revolutionary 3D projection system, a technology that Sony only made available locally in The Mind Museum.”
(Those are real human hair donated by the makers and curators of the museum)
Kids will definitely be amazed by “Stan,” the most complete fossil replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. There are also fossils that are available to touch, even the coprolite, commonly known as dinosaur’s fossilized poop :p
“Distant galaxies, planets and other astronomical bodies come to light with VAIO touch screens, Bravia TV screens and S-Frames showcased in The Universe Gallery. It features the mysterious vastness of the universe and holds clues to where we came from and where we are going.”
The gallery also contains a unique planetarium which simulates star-gazing from the point of view of literally laying down on a bed beneath the stars.” (The plastic boxes in the picture are shoe containers that you may bring inside the planetarium.)
SONY TV SCREENS featuring “Avenue of Life” on the way to The Tech Gallery
Finally, The Technology Gallery, located above all four galleries, shows the story of how we humans have explored ways of being alive! Don’t be scared to ask and explore! You might find the answers in the most intriguing places.
“The Mind Museum also has an outdoor Science-in-the-Park where visitors can experience playful science through four-themed pockets: Music, Math, Living and Water. Other educational offerings include facilities such as an auditorium, laboratory and classrooms, for educational workshops which explore how things work and the relationship of science to other fields of learning.” The park is not yet finished when we went there for a sneak preview. I’m sure it will be an awesome sight when 100% done already.
WHEN IN MANILA, visit the Philippine’s 1st ever world class Science Museum:
THE MIND MUSEUM: World Class Science Museum
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Telephone Number: 909-MIND (6463)
Visits to The Mind Museum are designed IN 3-HOUR TIME SLOTS,
WITH ONLY A CERTAIN NUMBER OF VISITORS ALLOWED PER TIME SLOT.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.(NO GUIDES AVAILABLE FOR THIS SLOT)
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE.
BUYING TICKETS ONLINE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Adults: Php 600
Private School Students (Up to College): Php 450
Public School Students (Up to College): Php 150
Teachers: Php 150
ALL DAY PASS (enter anytime, leave anytime. No 3-hour limit): Php 750
WhenInManila photos by JoTan23
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Visit THE MIND MUSEUM in Bonifacio Global City
for a low class member of the society, the price is just too high compares to our National Museum.
Honestly now, would you say that those ticket prices (specifically for a family with three kids, which would total a staggering P2550 for three hours) are worth it?