My visit to Museo Pambata last friday was one of the best times of my life. I was alone and came away with somehow the most of the feelings you could imagine from a great experience to meet and mingle with kids and to talk with people with the same interest as mine . I love the entire feeling . Felt like I was a kid again playing around.Last Friday, I was fortunate enough to visit my favorite museum , which is the Museo Pambata. The very first time I got here was in grade school and since then I fell inlove with the museums. I remember when I was a kid, educational field trips happen once per calendar year. The second time I visited the Museo Pambata was in 2008 which is quite a while.

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The Museum reopens three new environment themed learning rooms last December 2, 2011. It features Kalikasan, Karagatan and Herbal Garden.

The new rooms were made possible by D.M. Consunji Inc. and Semirara Mining Corporation. It showcases the Philippine Rainforests and ricefields at the Kalikasan area , coastal area at the Karagatan section and indigenous medicinal plants at the Herbal Garden. The galleries are open to the public by December 3, 2011.

The program started at exactly 10:00am at the Karapatan Hall. Maricel P. Montero, Executive Director of Museo Pambata hosted the program . Nina Lim Yuson , the president and CEO of Museo Pambata presented her welcome remarks while Hon. Alfredo Lim, Mayor of the city of Manila and D.M. Consunji Inc Founder David M Consunji gave their sincere messages to everyone who joined the event. Fr. Sanny De Claro , Parish priest of Nuestra Senora de Guia, was also there to bless the Kalikasan and Karagatan rooms as well as the Herbal Garden.

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Bahay Kubo kahit munti ang halaman doon ay sari sari

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Marine section or karagatan. You can discover more of marine creatures here.

The museum features hands on exhibits the help the kids to discover and explore various concepts while they play.

Kalikasan |Environment
Help kids to love the nature. There is a simulated rainforest to preserve Mother Nature.

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Rice field section gives kids a closer look at how rice is typically grown

Maynila Noon| Old Manila
Go back to the Old Manila. Take a glimpse of what our ancestors wore , miniature cathedral, transportation and a lot more.

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Bata sa Mundo| Children in the Global Village
Playground with indoor games. Karapatan Hall is a room dedicated to children’s rights.

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I love my planet
Help save the earth. There are various exhibits about climate change and other environmental issues.

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Katawan ko | My body works
let’s help ourselves understand how our different organs work to keep our bodies function.

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Paglaki ko |Career Options
What do you want to be when you grow up? Discover your dreams, aspirations and other possibilities in life. Do you want to be an artist? a writer? a lawyer?

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Pamilihang Bayan|marketplace
Pretend you are in a shop. Practice your skills , you will never know , you might end up to be an entrepreneur.

Museo Pambata is situated in the heart of Manila. It is at the former Elks Club Building along Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila.

How to get to Museo Pambata:
From EDSA, turn right on Roxas Boulevard then you have to take a U-turn on T.M. Kalaw Street. From Quiapo, take Quezon Bridge going to Padre Burgos Street then you have to turn left on Roxas Boulevard. Or take the LRT or a jeepney (A. Mabini route), get off on UNAvenue, and walk to Roxas Boulevard. Museo Pambata is right beside the U.S. Embassy.

Museum hours
Tuesday – Saturday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (August to March)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (April to July)
Sunday
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The museum is closed on Mondays and other official holidays.

It’s good to be forever young. Thanks to Museo Pambata. It gives me a new perspective about life in general. That kids can make a difference in their lives.

Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila, Philippines 1000
Tel (632) 523-1797 / 523-1798 local 5 / 536-0595 Fax (632) 522-1246

Mobile (0917) 5206459 (Chie)

E-mail: info@museopambata.org / chieroman@gmail.com

Visit our website at www.museopambata.org

Facebook at www.facebook.com/museopambata

 

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