Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Second Year Anniversary of The Mind Museum



The Philippines’ first world-class science museum celebrates its second anniversary with mind-blowing excitement for wanderers of all ages.  

The Mind Museum marks two years of science, exploration and creativity this March with adventures that have taken kids and kids-at-heart on an unforgettable journey.


Over 500,000 people have come away inspired after visiting The Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City since its launch in 2012. Filipino families and students, both from private and public schools, all of which have witnessed science and nature roaming, talking, exploding, and flying, be it thru the exhibits, or the museum’s educational programs.

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A MUSEUM FOR FILIPINOS
BY FILIPINOS

The Mind Museum, a non-profit organization of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., takes pride in being a museum designed by Filipinos for Filipinos, as it reaches out to the world to contribute to the public understanding of science.



GAINING INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

The world has reached out to The Mind Museum too, setting it apart from other learning destinations, with the accolades garnered within its two years of existence.


For one thing, the museum has earned a GOLD LEED certification from the US Green Building Council for being a paragon of modern, environmentally-sustainable architecture.

The Mind Museum’s most recent honor is an award dubbed as the “Oscars” of the themed entertainment industry around the world. The THEA Award given by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) for this year’s “Outstanding Achievement,” cites that the museum “expands science into a fully experiential world,” and that “the thematic thread and artistic treatments throughout is what makes this project extraordinary by any standards”


IN GOOD COMPANY

So far, other awardees have included the Disney Parks, Cirque du Soleil and Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, among others.

This is a proud moment for the Philippines for having the first science museum in Asia to receive such recognition in the entire 20-year history of the TEA.

AMAZING EXHIBITIONS

In these two years, The Museum has also hosted fantastic and beautiful travelling exhibitions from around the world like Da Vinci–The Genius in 2013, and Biorhythm from Ireland in 2012.

It is also an institutional partner of the World Science Festival and the California Academy of Sciences.

UNEARTH A SENSE OF WONDER


The Mind Museum constantly evolves by coming up with new ways on how to present science. This year, patrons can expect more awesome exhibits, shows and activities presented in a whole new level.

For instance, one can now catch three planetarium shows, the newest being “Back to the Moon for Good”, narrated by actor Tim Allen. The stunning visuals and compelling narrative highlights the history of exploring the moon, and an inside look into the teams vying for the US$30 million Google Lunar XPrize, the largest incentivized prize in history.

ONE AMAZING SHOW

The Mind Museum premiered the show last February, alongside select planetariums around the world that are authorized to feature it. By end of April, a portion of the museum’s second floor will be housing a special exhibition for a limited run.

Launched in Singapore last 2013, “The Apocalypse Project – Imagined Futures” explores possible creative lifestyles under climate change. One area will display Climate Change Couture for the future. There are also the staple features such as monthly science parties called “MindBursts”, and free science conversations with rock star scientists from here and all over in “Cafe Scientifique.”

One thing’s for sure. There’s always something new and exciting waiting around the corner at The Mind Museum.

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