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Museo Pambata - Learning Through Fun
Did you come from a generation when museum school field trips sounded boring, serious, creepy, old and strict? I did! I didn't get ex...
Did you come from a generation when museum school field trips sounded boring, serious, creepy, old and strict? I did! I didn't get excited when our field trip itinerary included a trip to the museum because I felt like I had to restrict my movements, behave stiffly and listen to lifeless tour guides. I'm glad my kids don't have to go through that because of the existence of a number of modern museums which encourages children to touch, experience and learn while having fun at the exhibits. Museo Pambata is an example of an experiential and interactive museum which we truly appreciated.
What's Inside Museo Pambata?
Last week my kids and I created our own field trip. We decided to make Museo Pambata part of the day's fun activity. Since I am a Manila resident, our admission fee was discounted to 50% off! First stop,
Maynila Noon/Old Manila.
|The Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade|
As if we rode the time machine, we were taken back to the time of Jose Rizal. One will see replicas of influences of the Chinese and structures built during the Spanish Colony such as the Galleon Trade, Binondo Church, Meralco Tranvia and Bahay na Bato (Old Stone House).
|Miniature Binondo Church|
|The Meralco Tranvia|
My kids got to experience the different musical instruments and see dolls in national costumes. Posted on the wall of the other side of the room, were the enumerated child rights. My eldest connected easily because they studied these rights in their Sibika At Kultura subject. Here's my bunso playing his kind of music: bang, bang, bang!
This exhibit area makes learning about our Mother Nature more fun because it lets kids try planting, experience marine life and rainforest, and explore the herbal garden. My eldest had a chance to dress up as a farmer and tried how to plant. I remember how I used to draw the rice field when I was still a gradeschooler. It looked like this:
|Simulated Rice Field and Coastal Area|
I Love Mother Earth
This well-lit room teaches kids the importance of Mother Earth and how to take care of her. It also explains environmental issues and encouraging the young to take action.
My Body Works
Take a tour through our different body organs which teaches kids how each function harmoniously.
|The Body Noise simulates the sound of Sneezing and even Farting|
|"Mommy look! An X-Ray film!"|
Remember the time when you were younger and used to play dress-up or role-play as a vendor or a barber? This area is an actuality of that fantasy! I personally loved this area because I enjoyed seeing kids play the role of a baker, a sales lady or shoemaker. My kids loved it too! You'll find this at the second floor of Museo Pambata.
|Replica of a typical market where you have vendors of Rice, Fruits and|
Vegetables, Shoe Repair, Barbershop, Bakery and even a Drug Store
|Me and my kids dressed up as Firemen (almost)|
You might miss the Pasalubong shop because it's located at the end of the Pamilihang Bayan exhibit at the second floor. Children's crafts, shirts, old-Pinoy toys (turumpo and tirador), and other novelty items are for sale.Tweet
At the ground floor you will see the Children's library where a lot of books wait for a child to pick and read them. The room is air-conditioned so story-reading with your kids can be comfortable.
Learning Through Fun
Nowadays, our children who are considered Digital Natives, are more into computer games or game consoles. The physical and social component is slowly losing to the world wide web. Everything now is instant, fast and they are always in a hurry. Taking our kids once in a while in an educational venue such as Museo Pambata could teach them the value of real physical play, of learning through experience and of appreciating the beauty that surrounds us.
I definitely enjoyed as much as my kids did. As an adult, would you want to reminisce your childhood days of make-believe through play? Then come to Museo Pambata and be a kid all over again!
General Information on Museo Pambata
8am - 5pm (Tuesdays - Saturdays)
1pm - 5pm (Sundays)
* Closed on Mondays and selected official holidays
Php100 (for children and adults)
Museum workers and Teachers: FREE
Manila Residents with valid IDs - FREE (Tuesdays) 50% off on other days
How to get there:
Museo Pambata is located at:
Roxas Blvd. cor South Drive, Manila
For More Information:
Visit their website: http://www.museopambata.org/
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