May 3, 2013
One would think that being adults, we'll surely get bored inside a kid's museum but what the heck, don't know if i should get embarrased in admitting that we were still amazed at the interactive stuff we've witnessed inside. And really, our only regret was not charging our cameras beforehand thereby giving us no choice but to take pixelated pics using our cellphones.
Museo Pambata is one cool museum for kids of all ages including the kids at heart. The entrance fee of 100 pesos (unlimited time) is quite cheap considering the 60 pesos per 30 minutes rate for small spaced "playgrounds" found in malls.
As shown from the brochure below, the museum has 8 theme rooms:
Theme Room #1: Kalikasan
"Be inspired to take action to help Mother Nature, by learning from a simulated rainforest and coastal area! We also have a herbal garden where you can learn more about plants and their various uses." - www.museopambata.org
Theme Room #2: Old Manila
"Take a whimsical journey back to turn-of-the-century Manila! Put on clothes your grandparents wore, ride the tranvia, board a Spanish galleon, or step into a miniature cathedral and bahay na bato (stonehouse)."
Theme Room #3: My Body Works
"Journey inside the human body through a tunnel maze! Understand how our different organs work in harmony to keep our bodies functioning."
Theme Room #4: Career Options
"What do you want to be when you grow up? Discover infinite possibilities and visualize yourself in a career of your own choice! (Currently features AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS)" - www.museopambata.org
Theme Room #5: Pamilihang Bayan
Your favorite neighborhood shops are all here! Pretend to shop in a row of play stores and practice your entrepreneurial and budgeting skills!- www.museopambata.org
Theme Room #6: I Love My Planet Earth
"Let's all help in saving Mother Earth! View exhibits on climate change and other environmental issues, and how you can do your part in saving our planet." - www.museopambata.org
Theme Room #7: Global Village
"Get a glimpse of children around the world! See dolls in national costumes, toys and musical instruments from different countries and play indoor games!" - www.museopambata.org
Theme Room #8: Karapatan Hall
"A hall dedicated to the Rights of the Child where various arts and cultural activities for children are held." - www.museopambata.org
Restrooms are clean and attractive to kids ...