Making Science Alive: The Mind Museum

Some weeks back, I had the opportunity to visit the Mind Museum in Fort Global City, in Taguig.

It’s a world class science project initiated by the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. Fernando Zobel de Ayala is one of the founding members of this Foundation.

Major sponsors of this wonderful project include BPI, HSBC, Globe and Chevron.

Clearly, it has established itself as one of the premier places for a field trip.

It’s not a gigantic museum but it can fit nicely a school doing a field trip. It’s extremely interactive and hands-on. So the kids will definitely have fun exploring and trying out the things.

Although when I was there, some machines were under repair. I hope management can maintain the quality of this museum because it’s really a worthwhile project that we all wish there were more of.

There are plenty of virtual exhibits there to fascinate the visual learners.

The Mind Museum has five main themes: Atom, Life, Universe, Earth and Technology. Each kid can easily go to their areas of interest.

I think it would be good for those going on field trips to organize into groups and have a systematic plan of moving around those five main areas so that it won’t be crowded into one area and the students can tinker with the materials in each area.

Teaching Idea: Each group will focus on one of the areas and report it back in school and then all groups can synthesize what they learn from the field trip.

I particularly liked the main wonderful science quotes and facts littered on the walls and floors.

The Robot in the technology area was also interesting.

There was this amazing machine where you can watch an HD video of Life and Nature in motion and then play it forward or rewind it to a speed you like.

The T-Rex stood out at one part of the museum and the big gigantic version of the Brain was a great learning experience.

Outside the Museum is a gigantic play area that is perfect to unwind after being inside the museum since there is a time limit for every group that enters it. 2 hours is more then enough to explore it fully.

I think the price for teachers is a steal. You can easily have a quick tour of the place and organize the students’ activities/worksheets before the field tip date.

For the price of non-teachers/non-students, I think it’s a bit hefty at P600. I hope they can reduce this so that more of the public can enhance their knowledge of science.

You can contact Mind Museum here.

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The following are time slots you can enter for your classes or family.

9-12 pm

12-3 pm

3-6 pm

6-9 pm (on weekends)

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Prices

Adult- P600

Children and Private School Student (up to college) – P450

Public School Student (up to college)- P150

Teachers- P150

All Day Pass- P750

Below 2ft in height- Free

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Below are pictures from the Mind Museum Trip

 

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Have you been to the Mind Museum? Share your thoughts and feelings about it in the comments below 🙂

Argee Abadines
Argee Abadines is the founder and chief content engineer of this website. He is a brain based educator and his educational interests are pedagogy, higher order thinking, creativity, and educational technology. He is also the founder of Bruner Learning Hub. He currently teaches high school business studies and economics. Previously, he taught English to primary students. He reads up regularly about trends in education and online media. You can visit his personal blog at pinoyminimalist.com

25 Comments

  1. I was one of the lucky bloggers who was able to go there when it was not yet opened to public. I guess mas improved na sya ngayon. 🙂

  2. I still haven’t been to The Mind Museum, but I’d love to go pay a visit really soon. My bf and I are both fans of sciences and I’m sure we’ll enjoy exploring this very exciting and interesting place! 😀

  3. wow, na-intriga ako dun sa hypothalamus, corpus callosum at iba pang parts ng brain. yes, dun talaga ako na-enganyo, im weird like that 😉 i hope mag-extend pa ang kanilang exhibit para makaabot ako!

  4. A perfect place to visit for those kids who are fascinated by science. They should schedule a field trip to this place while it’s still fresh and new.

  5. I remember being in the mind museum with some bloggers before and sponsoring a star. Now, I wish to go back there and see how it is now.

  6. That is a brilliant work. I always wanted to visit science museums during my student life in the Philippines but they were not so accessible to the public or were just too far from my place. It is so wonderful to know that at present we have many of these necessary educational centers for students to learn and appreciate science more.

    Well done to the foundation which took the initiative to bring science closer to all.

    Nice post.

  7. I do envy those blogger’s who got there first. I have yet to visit The Mind Museum this year. I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from all of its exhibits. ^_^

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