Again, this 14-year-old-brother-of-mine is having some addiction recently. And guess what? He’s been enjoying and getting passionate about museums. At first, it was quite weird for me, but hey, he made me realize that museums now are different. The glow in his eyes every time he talks about that little stuff he saw in a museum makes me want to see it myself.
So let me share you some cool must-visits museums around Manila. Yes, they’re just around the metro, so, no need to think about any Manila airfares, long bus rides, or whatever. (And yes they’re not your ordinary “Please-Fall-in-Line-Silence-Only-Please-Hands-at-Your-Back-Experience”).
Trick Art Museum
Trick Art Museum is one of the attractions in Seriland, The Land of Happy Thoughts in Manila Ocean Park. It is a gallery of 3D Art that brings paintings into life. For more information, you can visit their official website http://seriland.net/. You can contact them at (02) 559 9563 or send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are sold Php150.00/pax.
The Mind Museum is the first science museum of its scale and scope – it makes Science come alive and very interactive. For more information, you can visit their official website, http://www.themindmuseum.org. You can contact them at (02) 909 MIND or send them an email to email@example.com. Tickets are sold Php600/adult and Php450 for children & students. They’re open from Tuesday to Sunday.
The National Museum is a cultural center that preserves our country’s rich artistic, historical, and cultural heritage. Here lies the national cultural treasures of the Philippines, one of them, is the famous Spolarium. For more information, you can visit their official website, http://www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph. The National Museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00AM-5:00PM.
The Ayala Museum is more of a hub of mixed media; they features unique, one-of-a-kind seminars, exhibits, workshops all throughout the year. And what makes Ayala Museum different from the others? It’s just within the busy Makati, adjacent to Greenbelt 4 to be exact. They’re open from Tuesday to Friday, 9:00AM-6:00PM, weekends at 10:00AM-7:00PM.
No wonder why Museo Pambata is always present in Kindergarten’s Field Trip itinerary; it’s fun and interactive which make the educational tour enjoyable for the kids. For more information, you can visit their official website http://www.museopambata.org/. You can contact them at (02) 523 1797, (02) 523 1798, and (02) 536 0595. Museo Pambata is open from Tuesday-Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM, every Sundays at 1:00PM to 5:00PM. Entrance Fee is Php100/person.
Okay, that’s it. So are museums still BORING? Nah. I’ll be starting my museum-hopping next week. Hope you’ll start yours too. 🙂