So one day , I dragged myself to the Museo Pambata , a kids museum in Manila, Philippines .
The museum aims to help children in the Philippines to enjoy the world in which they live in. In addition to providing exhibit passes and reasonable admission, the museum believes that the younger generation can still make a difference. I have seen a couple of photos that talks about nature and what kids can do to fight the world’s greatest debate about global warming .
The museum features exhibits that are designed specifically to be manipulated by children. An educational haven for youngsters and those young at hearts.
The Museo Pambata is a children’s interactive museum, the first of its kind in the Philippines. It is in a sense an alternative to the formal classroom environment where learning resembles a one-way street – the teacher imparts knowledge and the students absorb it. In Museo Pambata, children can use their total senses and learn various concepts at their own pace. It excites the minds of the young, inspires them to learn more, and most importantly revitalizes what child learning should be: fun and exciting.
The Museo Pambata has eight theme rooms where children, families and school groups can explore new and exciting learning opportunities by reliving our rich cultural heritage, assuming a pro-active role in caring for the environment, understanding how the human body works, discovering science through play, imagining what they can become someday, and understanding human rights in a global perspective. Educational programs for children and adults enhance Museo Pambata’s interactive exhibits.
Other facilities in the museum include a children’s library, gift shop, multi-purpose hall, changing exhibits hall, outdoor theater, and a playground.
The museum is located at the former Elks Club Building in Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila. It is open from 8am to 5pm everyday except on Mondays and official holidays.