Our Trip to Museo Pambata 201511:25:00 AM
I normally use the weekends as a great opportunity to schedule good bonding activities with my children. It's usually exhausting but fun and would go for new experiences and environment to both, through play; For simple reasons - they learn to think and helps develop their physical, social, emotional skills.
About (4) weeks ago, we joined some mommy / lifestyle bloggers for a successful trip to MUSEO PAMBATA in Manila.
Museo Pambata is the first children's interactive museum in the Philippines. Opened in 1994, situated in the historical 100-year-old Elks Club Building along Roxas Boulevard (near Luneta) and have considered to welcome over five million visitors, to date. Received a Special Commendation from Bologna, Italy (First Children's Museum Award) in March 2012 "for inspiring the creation of new children's museums in the Philippines and Asia."
Open on Tuesdays - Saturdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm (September to February)
9:00am to 12:00nn and 1:00pm to 5:00pm (March to August)
Only 1:00pm to 5:00pm all Sundays
Closed on Mondays
General Admission P150 (2 years old and above)
FREE for Street children, infants (under 2), teaching staff, museum workers (with valid ID)
FREE on Tuesdays for Manila residents - 50% off other days
*Tour groups of 30 or more can avail of special discount
Check out what's inside Museo Pambata...
The museum features hands-on exhibits that encourage children to explore and discover various concepts while they play in seven Theme Rooms:
(1) KALIKASAN / Environment
Commune with Mother Nature in a simulated rainforest and seabed; There's an outdoor herb garden where kids can learn about medicinal properties of some plants.
(2) Adjacent to the Kalikasan Room is MAYNILA NOON / Old Manila where you can take the kids on a playful journey back to turn-of-the-century Manila: ride the Tranvia, step into a miniature cathedral and board a Spanish galleon.
We went up and enjoyed (5) more rooms at the second level of the museum...
(3) BATA SA MUNDO / Children in the Global Village and got a glimpse of children from around the globe!
(4) I love my Planet Earth and viewed exhibits on climate change and other environmental issues;
(5) KATAWAN KO / My Body Works! - my kids enjoyed the human body through a tunnel maze and read more about how different organs works;
(6) PAGLAKI KO / Career Options - let kids discover infinite possibilities! and
(7) PAMILIHANG BAYAN / Marketplace - our favorite neighborhood shops are inside Museo Pambata where we can pretend to shop in a row of play stores.
Other facilities include a library, gift shop, outdoor play area and multi-purpose hall!
Being held in Museo Pambata all year round are activities designed to educate, entertain and develop the creativity of young visitors such as cultural shows, puppet shows, workshops and demonstrations, storytelling, film showing and many others. During the visit, there were storytellers who have shared exciting stories from well-loved Filipino books.
ANG BAYANIHAN SA MUSEO / Dance with the Bayanihan!
You will surely enjoy lively and colorful performances from the Philippine National Folk Dance Company which is also supported by Baile Foundation.
Delicious and premium ice cream, Carmen's Best was also there... Yummy! Thanks again for the invite Rain and Ms Chie.
There are also Party Packages available in Museo Pambata ideal for birthdays, family reunions, wedding receptions, anniversary, baby showers, corporate events and other special celebration that you may have any time soon!