The Mind Museum

Ever since The Mind Museum opened in Taguig a few years ago, we have always wanted to explore the place but just couldn't set a date for it. Even if I got hold of discounted All Day Passes last year, we were still unable to use it at that time. Procrastination, our worst enemy. Good thing my All Day Passes were about to expire (haha!), so we had no choice but to block off one whole Sunday last January for that long-awaited trip to the Mind Museum.

The goal was to maximize our All Day Passes so we went there as early as 9AM. We went around the different exhibits the whole morning, went out for lunch, then came back in the afternoon to watch the different scheduled shows. We also went there specifically on a Sunday to see Wild Conversations: A Close Encounter with Wildlife which only happens on Sundays. Check out their website before planning a trip there so you can maximize the scheduled events and traveling exhibitions. We left around 6:30PM. :)

You start in an area where you are greeted by a robot named Aedi who will share with you what to expect as you go around the whole museum. The museum is divided into 5 major sections: Earth, Atom, Life, Universe and Technology.

The entrance.

If you need a guide on the different sections of the museum, you should drop by this area.
The Story of the Earth

"The Earth Gallery features the first permanent T-Rex exhibit in the country along with other unique exhibits that focus on forces at work in shaping and reshaping the Earth. Knowing natural history is the way we can educate museum visitors on how long it took the planet to give us what we now inhabit." (Mind Museum Website)

The T-Rex Exhibit.

The fossils area.

The Story of the Atom

"The Atom Gallery is the gallery with the most number of interactive exhibits. It contains the very elemental forces that are so familiar that we take them for granted like gravity and electromagnetism. It also presents the counterintuitive quantum world that resembles nothing from everyday experience, yet serves as the basis for much of the technology of today." (Mind Museum Website)

The Atom Gallery.
A hair-raising experience.
A table of elements with real-life examples.
The musical stairs.
The synchronized pendulums.

The Story of Life

"The Life Gallery features the exuberance of a living planet in all its forms. It features the various habitats that nurture an astonishing number and kinds of organisms. This gallery also features the inner spaces that inhabit this life in the form of molecules called DNA." (Mind Museum Website)

The Life Gallery.

The Story of the Universe

"The Universe Gallery showcases humankind’s wondrous fascination with outer space. It features exhibits that show how all of life, as we know it now, found its atomic beginnings in the stars in space. It enfolds visitors in the fundamental elements and forces at play in the universe. The Universe Gallery includes a mini, teaching planetarium that brings guests closer to the wonders of the universe." (Mind Museum Website)

The Universe Gallery.

The Tunnelcraft, a rotating tunnel that features imagery from the Hubble telescope to simulate travel between Outer Space and Earth. Heads-up, you'll get dizzy!

The Story of Technology
"The Technology Gallery is the largest of all the galleries. It is the only exhibition space on the second level, overlooking the other four galleries. This gallery presents technology not as a mere tool, gadget or industrial advancement but as means to flesh out human values, to help us become better humans. The gallery is divided into five major themes with each theme occupying a Node. The themes of the Nodes are: How We Live, Who We Are, How We Know, How Things Work, and Here to There." (Mind Museum Website)

Lighting up the city.
Laser focus.
Forever Lab: A Traveling Exhibition

There was a traveling exhibition when we went there which was "a collection of experiences, provocations, and objects that examine our personal and cultural quest for longer lifespans, and the personal and social implications if we succeeded in this endeavor." Traveling exhibitions come and go so check out their website to see the current or upcoming ones.

Wild Conversations: A Close Encounter with Wildlife
This special session happens every Sunday at 10:30 am at the Life gallery. Check out the other Museum Events here.

The Outdoor Areas

There is Science in the Park outside the main museum which we did not explore anymore. But we did explore the Marvel/Disney exhibit just outside the building. This exhibit showcased trivia about how realistic the superpowers or abilities in these fictional worlds are. There were exhibits about Spiderman, Thor, Captain America, among others. We only had photos with the Star Wars sets though. Hehe.

All-day Shows

Throughout the day, there are shows in the Space Shell (located in the Universe) and Nature's Hour Glass (located in Life). We watched all of the shows in the afternoon including a special session called Awesome Astronomy which was a very nice ending to our geeky day. Check out the show times here.

Operations Schedule and Ticket Prices

Based on our experience, if you decide to buy tickets for the 3-hour windows (not the All-Day Pass), you won't be able to go through all the exhibits and watch the scheduled shows in one visit, if you don't plan ahead. The place is huge and the shows are scheduled in 20-30 minute intervals so set your priorities so you can maximize your stay. But most of all, don't forget to ENJOY! :)