FUN-tastic Science at the Mind Museum

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The last time I went to a science museum, I didn't know that an “aardvark” is an animal and not some kind of Russian furniture – a vexing way of saying I haven’t been in a museum in a very long while. Regardless, I've always been interested in science. In fact, there was a point in my life that I was convinced of my future as a scientist. But then I've met Fiction and I thought, Ooh. Elves and Unforgivable Curses sound like a party. Then the more I delve into fiction, the more I realize that science is just magic with its secrets revealed.  

Well, that was a poor introduction. Let’s move on.
"We are Starstuff."
The Mind Museum is a premier science institution with the purpose of bringing science to life. It has about 250 hands-on/minds-on exhibits and is the only Philippine establishment to be bestowed the THEA Award – an award given to institutions that “create compelling experiences for people around the world, unleashing powerful memories for their guests whether it be for education, adventure or recreation.”

Located in Bonifacio Global City, this world-class science museum offers an interactive, self-directed, and – most importantly – fun way to learn all about the things your science teacher, for some reason, had “forgotten” to teach you.

With five major galleries, you'll get to interact with some of the most mind-boggling science concepts. On the first floor, the Atom, Earth, Life, and Universe exhibits are displayed. The largest, Technology, takes up the entire second floor and is subdivided into five themes: How We Live, Who We Are, How We Know, How Things Work, and Here to There.
The ceiling at the Story of the Universe exhibit
The Planets Bend Between Us.
The Story of Life exhibit
Another portion of the Story of Life exhibit.
Let's follow the T-rex!
At the Story of the Earth exhibit
Say Hello to our ancestors!
There are also “Nature’s Webways” which are “crucial links” that connect each gallery. These are the Tunnelcraft, the Lightbridge, and the Inter-Space Track.
Inside the Lightbridge
The Mind Museum also has two outdoor areas: Science-in-the-Park which consists of four play pockets: Water, Math, Music, and Living; and JY Campos Park, a meditative garden with labeled plant species. 

Short documentaries related to the exhibition are also featured. There are schedules posted within the galleries. Furthermore, there are live demonstrations and experiments done by the “Mind Movers”. Announcements are made whenever these are about to be conducted. During our visit, we were able to hear a lecture/experiment about Perception. This was around the time the Dress became viral. Good timing, too, since the next topic on my Psychology class was the very same matter. So, hooray!

Aside from adding up on your learning trove of science stuffs, the Mind Museum will definitely unleash the slumbering geek inside everyone one of us. Or if the geek is already out and about, make it flail its hands over its head and run all over the place and pretend it has super powers.

Case in point:
Bernoulli's Principle
Also, I've confirmed that I’m part-Saiyan:
Caught mid-transformation to Super Saiyan 2
So yes, cameras are allowed inside the premises. 

Convinced that Science indeed comes alive at the Mind Museum? Well, here’s how to get there.

How To Get There
From Angono, take a jeepney or a van going to Crossing or Megamall. Get off at Tramo. Ride a van going to Market-market. The vans are parked near the overpass. Get off at Market-market and walk your way to the Mind Museum. Or if you’re in no mood to walk, you can always take a cab.

Rates and Schedule
Good news, geeks! The Mind Museum is currently having a sale for Summer 2015. So, if you don’t want any sunburns, why not spend a summer day inside an air-conditioned room where you’ll get to learn and have fun all at the same time?
Mind Museum Summer 2015 Ticket Rates

PS: Regular rates and schedules will be posted as soon as this promo ends.

How to Buy Tickets
According to the official website’s FAQ page, “You can buy tickets online by clicking here. Alternatively, you can also buy tickets at our ticket counters from Tuesdays-Sundays as early as 8:00 a.m., even for schedules in advance. Tickets are sold online in real time and at our ticket counters on a first come, first serve basis. We are sorry, we do not accept ticket reservations. We also regret that we do not have ticket outlets outside the museum, nor do we accept bank deposit as a payment option.”

So, get your science game-face on and head out to the Mind Museum. Don’t forget to let me know about your experience!

Cheers to the next adventure!

The Mind Museum
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
909 –MIND (6463)

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  1. Gaaaaah I've been putting off going to Mind Museum for so long. :( After reading this def gonna go soon!!!

  2. Hi, Kate! Go, go, go! Take advantage of the insane summer discount! Thanks for dropping by and hope to hear from you again. :)