Most parents prefer something like a carnival or shopping malls during Christmas. I wanted to try out something new for my kids to enjoy and at the same time learn from the trip. Instead the usual carnie scene we’ve always experience every year, I’ve decided to bring them instead at the Mind Museum this coming Christmas.
The MindMuseum at Taguig is the first world-class Science museum in the Philippines, and it opened its doors to the public last March 16, 2012. 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.
Making The Mind Museum proudly unique is that the people who conceptualized it and brought it to life are actually a team of Filipinos. The exhibits are largely original and not off-the-shelf types found in other science museums. Designs are by Filipino artists working with Filipino scientists and engineers to clearly and beautifully flesh out a Science principle or fact. Ninety percent of the exhibits were done by carefully selected local fabricators who also do work for science museums abroad. The faculty and designers of Ateneo, UP and UST were engaged to collaborate in the design of the science exhibits. It was a museum built from inside out.
Avenue of Life
Science in the Park
Web of Life
Look at the Moon
The MindMuseum carries a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design GOLD certification in design and construction from the U.S. Green Building Council, a widely used U.S.-based certification group. This means that the Museum facility is environment-friendly and reflects the principles of sustainable architecture. BAFI wants visitors to learn some practical applications of environmental sustainability as part of their experience. This reflects that if the museum is doing its fair share in preserving the environment, then anyone can, too, based on what they see in the facilities and amenities of the building. The building makes use of a light colored exterior for solar heat reflectivity, a sweeping curved roof for natural rainwater flow drainage, a large glazed opening for natural wind ventilation and tilted façade for minimal solar reflection and heat gain. These are just few of the exciting features of The Mind Museum’s building.
Expected to awe and inspire both young and adult, The Mind Museum, the country’s first world-class science museum, is now a reality where Science truly comes alive!
For more information, visit The Mind Museum at www.themindmuseum.org
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