March 13, 2014

Mind-blowing

Mind Museum "There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million."
~ Walt Streightiff

The Mind Museum in Taguig City, which opened in 2012, is a non-profit educational project of the Bonifacio Art Foundation. With 5,000 square meters of floor space, it is the first science museum in the Philippines that we can be proud of. Its aim is to promote public understanding and appreciation of science—in a decidedly fun and interactive way. Especially commendable is the foundation's desire that the museum's wonders be experienced by public school children. (For those who are not aware of it, public education in the Philippines is terrible.) Ticket prices for public school students are a fraction of regular ticket prices, but since this special rate is still too high for most of them, the foundation has a special donation portal for people to sponsor the visit of public school students.

6 comments:

Photo Cache said...

I totally agree with the quote.

Lowell said...

It's a very intriguing and attractive place. And important! Hopefully, it will make a difference. Love that quotation! So true.

Dina said...

Right, we must try never to lose our sense of awe.
That's nice how they try to make the museum available to all kids.

Sharon Anck said...

That is a wonderful way to make the museum available to all kids. I love that idea. I also love the look of this building.

hamilton said...

What an interesting looking building (from what you've shown!) I love going to the Science Centre near us, especially to see the childrens' enjoyment and reactions!

EG CameraGirl said...

I must have the mind of a child because I think there are at least 7 millions wonders too. ;))