Attraction The Mind Museum, 3rd Ave, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why The Mind Museum (Taguig) is special ?
The Mind Museum is a project of the non-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. It is dedicated to providing an extraordinary educational experience that inspires the public understanding of science.
To strengthen its commitment to lifelong science learning, The Mind Museum is a member of the Association of Science -Technology Centers and the Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres.
The Mind Museum concept is uniquely Filipino. The exhibition takes off from a narrative that presents science in over 250 interactive exhibits through five interconnected stories. The exhibition spans nature in scale, from the smallest thing in nature to the largest and everything in between: Atom, Earth, Life, Universe, and Technology.
There are also two outdoor areas to continue discovery: Science-in-the-Park and the JY Campos Park.
What to explore at The Mind Museum (Taguig)?
There’s an exhibit showing the effect of earthquakes, a tube where you can pass your hand over and watch a tornado form, and models illustrating the different geological ages.
Connecting the Earth Gallery to the Universe Gallery was a small tunnel with stars painted on a tube that rotates as you cross. Staring at the stars too long can make you dizzy, but for some reason Eli loved this and kept wanting to run back and forth. It makes for a great star trails shot.
Aside from containing the most number of interactive exhibits, The Atom Gallery also has the most popular exhibit – the hair-standing Van de Graaf Ball. The device, which resembles a large metal ball on a pedestal, demonstrates how electrostatic energy works. Visitors just put their hands on the metal ball to get a hair-raising experience. The effect is really best seen on people with long and untied hair.
Other points of interest in the Atom Gallery are a sculptural exhibit deconstructing the molecules, atoms and quarks in a chocolate bar, a shadow box where you can pose against a wall and it leaves an imprint of your shadow for a while, and a model of Newton’s Cradle, a device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy via a series of swinging spheres.
Before heading out, you can visit the Mind Museum souvenir shop, which sells some great educational toys, 3D puzzles, brainteasers and books for kids. They also sell some geeky t-shirts, tumblers and other souvenir items here. If you’re looking for educational toys and gifts, you should check out this place.
How to get to The Mind Museum (Taguig)?
To Reach The Mind Museum From MRT-3 Ayala Station In EDSA
Use the north exit of MRT Ayala Station which leads to the lane of EDSA where the buses that pass through are bound for north of Metro Manila, e.g. Monumento, Novaliches, Fairview, Cubao, Malanday, etc. Walk along EDSA straight from MRT stair and turn right onto McKinley Rd to get to pedestrian crossing that goes to Shell Gas Station where the temporary terminal of BGC Bus is located. Buy your ticket at the window inside the terminal. Depending on what time you will ride a bus at BGC Bus Terminal, you can take any of these three bus routes: "West Route", "West Upper", "West Lower".
- Great fun and interactive
- Good way to enhance your kids knowledge
- Good for those with kids
- Very good place to learn new things
- Great Science immersion for the young ones
The Mind Museum, 3rd Ave, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tips for you
Don't miss the shows inside the Dome. Prepare yourself for information overload. Tip: you can buy tickets at student price even when you're an adult. *wink wink*. The Mind Movers don't even know.
Mind Museum give the children a chance to learn science in a very interactive way- it also makes adults fall in love with science , once again. I believe it is the only interactive museum in the country. My favorite is the Van de Graff static ball in the Atom Gallery. It was fun. My nephew could not stop laughing when my long hair stood on its end. In the Atom Gallery, they learn about the atoms, the different elements, gravity, magnets,energy, and frequencies among others. Another favorite is the impressive Universe Gallery, which was laid out to make you feel like you are in the outer space. Here you will learn about the solar system, stars, moon, and about the history of space quiz. I am sure many children would dream about being astronauts when they visit this gallery. In the technology gallery, I fell in love with MIMO, the freely roaming robot who detects obstacles in its path, and thus avoid it. The other galleries are Life Gallery and Earth Gallery. The price is 625 for adults and 425 for children- this is good for 3 hours. The museum is located in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig and as most museums, it is closed on Mondays.