Wanderful Weekend at The Mind Museum + Dino Play!

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Thanks to the long weekend! My son's long overdue birthday wish to visit The Mind Museum has finally granted along with the Dino Play experience! It was actually my kids' first ever visit to The Mind Museum, because i really doesn't find it fun for myself (forgive me please, hahaha!) so i always end up ignoring their request, not until i heard about the Dino Play (at a limited time only) and it was so timely that i chanced upon a promo at Metrodeal for a bundle perfect for my family at a really reasonable price so i grabbed it right away! Also, if not for my son's fascination about dinosaurs, this weekend trip with their cousins would've not been possible. So, as a self-proclaimed good mom who keeps her promises, there we go! 

My son is a fan of science, experiments, documentary shows, discovery channels and everything fascinating be it nature, the outer space, history or artifacts. Please do not ask me where he got the genes, i'm pretty sure its not from me! But i guess it was from his Dad. I call him the geek! Hahaha!

My family with sister-in-law and kids.
As we all know, The Mind Museum is a treasure trove of world class science exhibition and it has been a perfect place for the kids. It inspires curiosity, exploration and understanding. Our tour at the museum was divided into two. First was the indoor tour inside the Mind Museum itself and second was the Dino Play just outside the Mind Museum's premises. 

THE MIND MUSEUM


For some of my readers who are still curious about The Mind Museum, i would have to say that it's more of a kiddie kind of adventure (i'm not really into science, though it was a favorite subject years back hahaha!). While adults can also enjoy the science exhibition, for me, its more like accompanying a student into an educational trip, more expensively because you pay in full but atleast you have your own time to explore and enjoy. But please prepare yourself for a lot of how's and why's, because curious kids tends to ask frequently!


The place is impressive with 250 hands-on and minds-on interactive exhibits. The Mind Museum is divided into Five (5) Galleries. Upon entering, the guests will be welcomed by Aedi, the Robot. There are time slots available to choose from, each with 3 hours of alloted time to explore everything around.


Almost all the exhibits in the museum are originally designed by Filipino artists who worked closely with scientists here and abroad to execute science principles clearly and beautifully. 

The Universe Gallery

Its Beginning and Majesty



The Universe Gallery showcases humankind’s wondrous fascination with outer space. It features exhibits that show how all of life, as we know it now, found its atomic beginnings in the stars in space.



It enfolds visitors in the fundamental elements and forces at play in the universe. The Universe Gallery includes a mini, teaching planetarium that brings guests closer to the wonders of the universe.


The Earth Gallery

Nature Across the Breadth of Time


The Earth Gallery features the first permanent T-Rex exhibit in the country along with other unique exhibits that focus on forces at work in shaping and reshaping the Earth.



Knowing natural history is the way we can educate museum visitors on how long it took the planet to give us what we now inhabit. 

The Life Gallery

The Exuberance of Life


The Life Gallery features the exuberance of a living planet in all its forms. It features the various habitats that nurture an astonishing number and kinds of organisms.



 This gallery also features the inner spaces that inhabit this life in the form of molecules called DNA. 

The Atom Gallery

The Strange World of the Very Small


My daughter loves the Static Ball and her hair!
This is the gallery with the most number of interactive exhibits. It contains the very elemental forces that are so familiar that we take them for granted like gravity and electromagnetism. It also presents the counter-intuitive quantum world that resembles nothing from everyday experience, yet serves as the basis for much of the technology of today.

The Technology Gallery

The Showcase of Human Ingenuity


The Technology Gallery is the largest of all the galleries. It is the only exhibition space on the second level, overlooking the other four galleries. This gallery presents technology not as a mere tool, gadget or industrial advancement but as means to flesh out human values, to help us become better humans. 


The technology gallery is divided into five major themes with each theme occupying a Node. The themes of the Nodes are: How We Live, Who We Are, How We Know, How Things Work, and Here to There.

And before i forgot, right after our museum tour, we stayed a little longer inside The Mind Museum to watch the Wild Conversations.


Since it was a Sunday, a "Close Encounter with the Wildlife" with Isa Garchitorena- an animal behavior specialist took place at the Life Gallery. Kids were able to meet fascinating creatures such as big turtles, an owl, pet rats and learned about their natural habitats. That was an hour of learning for the kids and even kids at heart.

THE DINO PLAY
Explore the Mind-blowing World of Dinosaurs! 


Dino Play is the latest travelling exhibition at The Mind Museum and it has been the highlight of our day. Fascinated with dinosaurs, my kids, together with their cousins explored this little space at the Canopy Plaza of The Mind Museum.


In here, the kids were able to enjoy different kind of activities such as sand digging to search for dinosaur fossils, acting like real excavators. It's like travelling back in time, immersing and interacting with giant creatures who roamed the earth 230 millions years ago, studying their remains, while role playing. The Dino Play is divided into four (4) nests:

Dino Dig


Dino dig let's you try your hand at being a Paleontologist. Little explorers can study dinosaurs and ancient biology through fossils. The kids will use their Paleontologist Field Kits to reveal fossils hidden in the excavation sites. The kids really enjoyed this a lot!

Dino Lab


The lab is a little space filled with remains and fossils of dinosaurs for study and investigation. It is an organized showcase of dinosaur bones, pretified wood, ancient shelled creatures called ammonites and even dinosaur poop that has since turned to stone.

Dino Fun


This is where my kids enjoyed and explored more of the fun. They went hands-on with a variety of activities like making their own fossils using dinosaur patterns and kinetic sands.



They also enjoyed their time playing the Dino Family Tree and climbing up the Dino Lookout Tower to spot if there's any rogue dinosaurs that may be hiding in the vicinity.

Dino Den


On the other side was an activity area designed for smaller kids, they can play pretend, stomp around and leave dino footprints in a forest land complete with dino costumes and wooden dino slippers.


It has been a day full of fun, excitement and adventure for the little ones. We had a grand time enjoying the weekend wandering altogether while discovering new things and exploring the wonders of science and the dinosaurs.

***The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Dino Play will be on display in the Museum for a limited time only, until September 30, 2016. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science closer to the general public. If you wish to visit The Mind Museum with Dino Play, the perfect time is NOW! Check out more helpful information at the end of this blog below.


Cheers to long weekends!







THE MIND MUSEUM AT TAGUIG
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Philippines
Tel. No.: +632 909-MIND (6463)
Email: inquiry@themindmuseum.org
Website: www.themindmuseum.org
Facebook: The Mind Museum

TICKET PRICES:
Dino Play ONLY
Child/Student P200
Adults P100
The Mind Museum ONLY (3-Hour Limit)
Child/Student P450
Adult P600
ALL DAY Museum Pass
P750
The Mind Museum 3-Hour Tour + Dinoy Play Bundle
Child/Student P650
Adults P100 Adults P700
The Mind Museum Time Slots:
9am - 12pm | 12pm - 3pm | 3pm - 6pm | 6pm - 9pm 
Dino Play Exhibition Time Slots:
9am-1030am | 1030am-12nn | 12nn-130pm | 130pm-3pm | 3pm-430pm | 430pm-6pm
Recommended for kids up 2 to 9 years old with adult supervision.

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