For quite some time, man has been obsessed with the universe. You can see this in pop culture, where Hollywood has released films set in space as early as 1968 with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. In recent times, we’ve seen Alien, Star Wars, and Gravity. Even Netflix has gotten into it, with titles like The Cloverfield Paradox and Lost in Space. Star Trek may have called it the final frontier but The Mind Museum is taking us to the galaxy now with their new exhibit, Space Adventure: Journey to the Wonders of the Universe!
The Mind Museum partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Neltex, LEGO, Celestron, Urban Greens, Datem, and the Daegu National Science Museum to create a breathtaking exhibit that will spark your interest in the beauty of outer space.
Here, you can learn more about the solar system, what life is like on Mars, and play with the games scattered throughout the exhibit. Don’t be fooled by the colorful designs and the LEGO games. You’ll be entertained whether you’re two years old or 32!
Space Adventure: Journey to the Wonders of the Universe is divided into three areas:
Here, you can learn more about constellations, star patterns, and the life of our universe. My favorite part is the Cosmic Calendar, where they compressed the life of our universe in one calendar year. To see how far we humans have been around, the Big Bang happened on January 1 and we appeared in the final minutes of December 31.
Kids and the kids-at-heart (such as myself) can enjoy the Star Wheel and the Geoboard, where they can construct the different constellations in the sky.
Discover Our Solar System
This area is the most informative of the bunch and will teach you why Pluto is no longer called a planet, the difference between a meteor, meteorite, and meteoroid, the moon’s phases, and your weight in other planets (I weigh 101 pounds in Mercury so it’s time to start packing). There are also domes where you can check out augmented reality exhibits on constellations and planets, and enter a teleporter that will give you the illusion that you’ve gone to Mercury, assuming you want to weigh less, too.
Explore Outer Space
This area focuses on life in outer space, particularly Mars. In Mission to Mars, guests can see what it’s like to live on the red planet, complete with a bedroom, a kitchen (with space-friendly Filipino food like laing, chicharon, and dilis), a control room, and a garden where you can plant potatoes. According to the exhibit, you can grow potatoes on Mars.
Kids can also learn about rockets in Rocket Shapes and the Launch Pad Play Area.
Space Adventure: Journey to the Wonders of the Universe allows everyone to rediscover space and appreciate its beauty even more. I suggest you get a pass including a visit to the Mind Museum so you can check out the gorgeous space exhibit inside.
To enhance your space education, you can get Educator’s Guides and the Activity Sheet, which are perfect if you’re with your kids or students. The exhibit is K-12 friendly!
There are a variety of options on ticketing if you want to check out the Mind Museum’s exhibit. If you just want to see Space Adventure, adults and children can get a 1.5 hour timeslot for P250. All-day passes for both adults and children are P400.
If you want to see Space Adventure and explore the rest of the Mind Museum, adults have to pay P775, while children and students from private schools pay P650. Public school students and teachers have to pay P340. All passes are valid for three hours.
Students must present an ID at the gate while teachers are required to present a Philippine school ID indicating “teacher.”
This story is in partnership with The Mind Museum. Space Adventure: Journey to the Wonders of the Universe will be on display for a limited run. Tickets are available at The Mind Museum ticket booth and on its website. The Mind Museum is at JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, BGC. For more information about the museum, visit its website and its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.