Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner. Time to buy your loved one a box of chocolates, or treat them off on a romantic weekend away? For singles you probably want to know a place for singles to mingle this love month. Now for kids and adults alike Museo Pambata welcomes everyone for the love month as well as the Chinese New year with great and fun activities for the month of February.

The museum is giving away special gifts to the first 50 museum visitors wearing red, starting February 14. So you might want to visit the museum wearing your best red outfit, and you might just get a special prize!

On February 9, we celebrate the Chinese New Year the way our Singaporean friends do, by watching a lion dance performance and making your own dragon puppet (10 AM).

Make a hand-made flower using the outlines of your palms, with the museum guides as your teachers! You can give it to your loved ones as a Valentine’s Day token (February 17, 2 PM).

Storytelling sessions become more fun when they are brought to life! Join the Sipat Lawin Ensemble as they perform the story “Kung Bakit Umuulan” by Rene O. Villanueva (February 23, 10 AM).

You can also enjoy a shadowplay performance (February 2, 10 AM), an arts and crafts activity (February 3, 2 PM), and a folk dance performance (February 16, 10 AM). These regular programs are brought to you with help from the Aldaba-Lim Foundation.




February 2013

February 2
PHSA @ Museo, 10 AM
Join young artists from the Philippine High School of the Arts as they bring shadows to life through a puppet show.

February 3
MP Guides’ Corner
Create your own crawly caterpillar out of tissue roll tubes! Let our guides teach you how. 2 PM

February 9
Explore Singapore (Chinese New Year)
Welcome the Chinese New Year the way our Singaporean friends do: by dancing with dragons. 10 AM

February 16
Ang Bayanihan sa Museo, 10 AM
Watch a performance of your favorite Filipino folk dances with the Philippine National Folk Dance

February 17
MP Guides’ Corner
Make a “hand”-made flower out of the outlines of your hands as a gift for Valentine’s Day, together
with the museum guides. 2 PM

February 23
Book on the Spot with Sipat Lawin Ensemble
Watch a performance of “Kung Bakit Umuulan” by Rene O. Villanueva in a theatrical performance by
Sipat Lawin Ensemble. 10 AM

Museo Pambata is located at Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila. Museum hours from Tuesday to Saturday are from 8 AM to 5 PM and 1 to 5 PM during Sunday. All activities are for free with admission (Php 100 for both children and adults). Manila residents with valid IDs may come in for free during Tuesdays and avail of a 50% discount on other days. For more information, call us at 523-1797 to 98 or 535-0595 or send us an e-mail at