Upon reaching the museum, he bought our ticket and we ate lunch at Jollibee. Slowly, my excitement was building up already. :D
|We had to wait for a few minutes because our ticket is for the 12NN to 3PM time slot.|
|About 5 minutes or so before 12NN the guard opened the glass door so that people can already form a line for ticket inspection and validation.|
|Next, we were also introduced to Aedi (that's 'idea' spelled backwards).|
She sits at the entrance of the museum and welcomes every guests. :D
|FIRST STOP: HUMAN STORY|
|SECOND STOP: EVOLUTION|
Then, for our first interactive exhibit - Bernoulli's principle. :D It's the principle that explains how birds and airplanes are able to fly. It has something to do with the shape of their wings - the air is able to travel more over the top of the wing which then creates more pressure beneath it. The difference in pressure between the two lifts the wing. d(^_^)
|FOURTH STOP: THE HUMAN BRAIN|
Then we looked into a gigantic exhibit of the human brain. A touchscreen monitor displays the basic functionality of the brain.
|And look what I found,|
an explanation on how the brain functions when someone is in love. :))
|FIFTH STOP: ALL ABOUT THE DNA|
|A game about Punnett Squares. :D|
|SIXTH STOP: NEWTON'S CRADLE|
Newton's Cradle explains the conservation of momentum and energy through a series of suspended spheres. When one end is lifted and then released, exactly one sphere at the end gets the force and is then lifted upwards.
Edmund's busy constructing a molecule. I wonder if it was his favorite caffeine? :))
|SEVENTH STOP: ATOMS TO MOLECULES|
|EIGHTH STOP: SHADOW BOX|
This frozen shadow was achieved by flashing a light at a phosphorescent wall. This kind of wall absorbs the light and flashes it back. Therefore, any object that blocks the path of light to the wall becomes a frozen shadow. Nice idea, eh? :D
|NINTH STOP: VAN DE GRAAF SPHERE|
This must be the most famous exhibit in the museum. Everybody patiently waited in line just to try this sphere that demonstrates electrostatic concepts. The wait was worth it because look, it was super effective on me! :D
Halley's Comet is particularly close to my heart because Edmund is named after the English astronomer who first discovered it. Joke. :))
Who says I can't take pictures of the moon because I don't have a DSLR? Hehe. The exhibit of the moon teaches about its different phases. A series of buttons are available so that when one wanted to see how the moon looks like during a certain phase, one just had to push the corresponding button.
The ceiling in this exhibit room reminded me of the Great Hall as described by J. K. Rowling in HP and the Sorcerer's Stone - Harry looked upward and saw a velvety black ceiling dotted with stars. He heard Hermione whisper, "It's bewitched to look like the sky outside. I read about it in Hogwarts, A History" It was hard to believe there was a ceiling there at all, and that the Great Hall didn't simply open on to the heavens.
Edmund's controlling the rover that roams around a representation of the Mars's terrain. (Sorry for your blurry shot. :p)
|TENTH STOP: HALLEY'S COMET|
|ELEVENTH STOP: THE EARTH'S MOON|
|~I can show you the world. Shining, shimmering, splendid~|
|TWELFTH STOP: THE MARS ROVER|
|THIRTEENTH STOP: EARTHQUAKE SIMULATION|
This one shows roughly how earthquake intensities differ. Note that the it can only simulate an earthquake of up to intensity 7. Intensities 8-10 are just described as too strong and thus very disastrous. Now, remember the earthquake intensities that shook Mindanao just last month? Strongest was 7.9. >.<
The details of this dinosaur skeleton are incredibly amazing you'd think it's real. :p When I went at the top of the platform, I sat on the edge and peered at its mouth. And it felt like it would suddenly open wide and growl on my face.
|FOURTEENTH STOP: DINOSAURRRR|
|FIFTEENTH STOP: VOLCANO ERUPTION SIMULATION|
|SIXTEENTH STOP: WHIRLWIND MAKER|
|SEVENTEENTH STOP: THE FIRST PRINTER?|
I never really understood how this one might work until some other museum goers demonstrated it for us. It turned out to be a replica of a vintage printer. Now I know where 'Printing Press' might have come from. :p
|EIGHTEENTH STOP: IT'S PLAYTIME :D|
|NINETEENTH STOP: THE MIND CAFE|
Last stop inside the museum is the souvenir shop. It contains many items - educational toys, some science construction kits, figurines, caps, shirts, etc. You can also have your picture taken and then printed out afterwards - something like what a photo booth does.
Outside is the Science Park. :)
|A kid playing trying to get himself inside a huge bubble. :D|
|Edmund tries to look through the eyes of an insect. Hehe.|
|THANKS FOR KIDNAPPING ME.|
Please see below details taken from Our Awesome Planet:
The Mind Museum at Taguig
JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Philippines
Telephone: +632 909-MIND (6463)
Facebook: The Mind Museum
Buy your tickets here: http://tickets.themindmuseum.org/
Ticket Prices (with 3 hour limit):
PHP600 - Adults
PHP450 - Children and private school students (up to college)
PHP150 - Public school students (up to college) and teachers with valid school ID
Senior Citizen rebate will be given at the gate upon presentation of ID.
Children 2ft & below are FREE.
Ticket Time Slots:
9:00am to 12:00pm
12:00pm to 3:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
6:00pm to 9:00pm
PHP750 - Museum ALL DAY Pass