The Mind Museum

Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

The Mind Museum
4.1
4.0 Stars

59 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 24
  • 4 stars 21
  • 3 stars 12
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 65 Reviews
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Category:
Museum
Business Hours
Open: 9:00a - 6:00p
Phone
+6329096463

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 6:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 6:00p
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 6:00p
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 6:00p
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Charlene E.
3.0 Stars
4

i saw in one of the reviews that this place is for the young, and the young at heart 10084️. okay. yes. maybe. but for me, this place is really for kids. it kinda reminded me of my visit at Museo Pambata more than 10 years ago, with the modern vibe to it, and i would say, with a (mega) ton of information. i say this because there were times during the visit where i got actually bored. first, i'm not so much a science fan, and this place is more of a "science than a historical museum", second, i say a ton of information because yeah, there's a lot and i got so overwhelmed! how can my simple mind absorb all these in 2-3 hours, eh? 🤔

here's a list of my observations:
pros--
128077 kids, probably k-10 students will enjoy being here, older kids will prefer Pinto, or even Ayala Museum.
128077 there's a LOT of activities to keep everyone busy, i also love the fact that each station can give you loads of information
128077 interactive, if not, experiential. kids here will definitely be able to "explore, expose, and experience"
128077 "there's an app to that" - yeah, i tried downloading their app before we roamed around. each station has a QR code which you can scan and then, boom, it gives more info!
128077 place is not hot nor too cold. we went last Friday, Oct 28 and it was so humid that day, thankfully it was not inside.

cons--
128078 there's just too much happening! while there's supposed to be an "order" on which ones to see first, the space is too open that you can get distracted by prettier things, i.e. we opted to "fast track" and moved to the "planetarium" area instead of lingering on the first few stations
128078 not enough resting places. like if you just want to rest, or for senior citizens, i didn't see enough of those. you just have to walk and walk.
128078 some reading info for the stations are not too reader-friendly, i.e. font size or colors make you want to skip reading.

lastly, since i'm not sure if this is a pro or a con, i'm just putting it here. there are so many "pwede mag selfie" stations, like there are TVs you see your face on so you take photos. maybe a pro to some but a con too since you're not supposed to waste your time just by taking selfies right? sayang naman ang info. there are museums where selfies are more appropriate but Mind Museum shouldn't be one.

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Ana S.
4.0 Stars
4

What a fun Saturday this was! My son had a blast checking out the second-level display with the model cars, biplanes, bridge (failed to take a photo), the best area was the big T-Rex and dinosaur display... ! Lots of interesting stuff including a mini "planetarium," a stairway that made music (ala piano keys)... the interactive section was not interesting to my 4-year old and he got a bit scared inside the mini planetarium which shared the scientific history of the earth... he liked the moon, solar system and the life of a star.... of course the whale shark display was great as well.

He liked the human brain display, too (where you get to touch parts and they light up!). And the quiz stations were fun..

The movable cubes and the video games at the second-level, he played with. And, he loved loved the wooden displays of ships, cars, other locomotives or modes of transport. Some of the sections (where you could watch videos etc) were closed so that wasn't good.

Of course he got such a kick out of the TV that showed dinosaurs walking around us. Cool..!

Overall, 4 stars because of the closed areas.

The Dino display/interactive section outside the museum was great! He ended up unearthing bones, going up the Dino watch tower, and making dinosaur shapes with this material that was like wet sand but it was synthetic (I want a box of those! They should've sold those!). :) the dino display has completed its run.... not sure what replaces it this week.

Fun Saturday...! We ended up having lunch at Jollibee, right at the museum...it was raining outside so we didn't bother to cross to the other restos. There are other options across the museum like Pancake House and restos by the Burgos Circle.

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April H.
3.0 Stars

Forgive the GGSS pic! But I think Stan, the resident T-rex steals the show!128516 The quintessential Mind museum pic...

We have been here a couple of times already, but on a lazy afternoon, we decided to avail of the online deal of 2 day passes for the price of one... We visited the exhibits and we were very disappointed that many of them were worn and out of service. I wish they did a better job of maintaining the place, since there is no other museum like it in the country... I felt like their new seasonal exhibit wasn't too interesting this time... I also found the staff cold and stand-offish... Even the restroom was dirty... Sad about the maintenance issue, since it's such a good learning experience for everybody...128532

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Reynel D.
4.0 Stars

New Museum? ✔

Interactive?✔

Worth your stay?✔

Stereotype Museum? NO.

The Mind Museum, a comprehensive and expansive science museum in the Philippines is located at the posh Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. This is your more-than-average interactive museum that breaks the stereotypical notion of boring museum.

The museum is too good that it breaks barriers between science and art and wakes your inner child within.

We really enjoyed the place. Three hours isn’t enough especially if you want to read the facts and watch the short films. I also suggest that you sign up to their e-newsletter to get updated with their upcoming activities. However, I hope some of the installations would be fixed/maintained so that future generations/visitors can them too.

https://reynelandrozie.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/the-mind-museum-march-2014

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Maureen S.
2.0 Stars
3

I've been to Mind Museum about 3 yrs back and not much have changed. Apart from things not working anymore and the place feeling a bit run down, the "attractions" are still the same. They have also closed down the annex part, where they used to host special topics every quarter or so.

I feel sad for the place actually. It looks great on the outside, entrance fees are still high but it wasn't maintained well. What a waste!

I really hope that they designed it to be more engaging, and allowed for more rooms to rotate topics than having static displays everywhere. Also, i have an issue with the overall structure and flow of the place. It lacks a storyline that people can follow, as they go around the museum. It was for me like a dump of all basic science information and then called a museum.

Sad sad sad. I won't be coming back until it's revamped 128532

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Eric N.
5.0 Stars

The Mind Museum is a P1 billion project of the non-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. and is the first world-class Science Museum in the Philippines.

It was fully funded by private donations and with the help of the Science Centre Singapore (Planning Consultant), Jack Rouse and Associates (among the top ten museum and theme park designers in the world), and National Geographic Channel (for the required exhibit footage and stills). You can’t get a more stellar line up than that!

Opened in March 16, 2012, the museum was designed by architect Ed Calma and was inspired from cellular structure and growth. It has a solar reflective exterior, natural wind ventilation and rainwater flow drainage.

Filipino designers, scientists and fabricators (who also did work for science museums abroad) did 90 percent of the museum's exhibits in collaboration with a firm based in the United States. The designers included designers and faculty from the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas.

This world-class science museum succeeds in balancing education with fun, with plenty of cool interactive exhibits (about 250 – spread over 5,000 square feet!), including a planetarium, hourly science experiments, a life-size T-Rex skeleton, fossil digs, remote controlled robots, and 1980s arcade games.

Oh, and be sure not to miss the Hall of Philippine Science located at the center of the museum. It is a must visit area which showcases Filipino scientists’ here and abroad, showing their passion for science.

Science comes alive!

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Cheska G.
3.0 Stars

An interactive museum where visitors can really hold and experience science. It's a fun learning experience for kids (adults too).

We really enjoyed the shadow box (not sure of the name) where we made different (weird) poses. Lol. We also get to watch a short film on the planetarium. It was cold and comfy and I actually fell asleep inside 128514 I also heard the person near me snoring hahaha!

Anyway, some of the items were not working anymore. I think this place should also invest in their maintenance so that other kids can still enjoy it in the future. It would also be good if they add some more food options on their canteen inside. Doing all the activities and trying out everything can be a bit tiring 128523

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Muffy T.
3.0 Stars

Fun place to visit for the first time, but they haven't updated their exhibits since we were here in 2010. Also, many of the science experiments were not working anymore. I wish they would put in more things to do.

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Lorraine E.
5.0 Stars

Impressive interactive exhibits.128516 You have 3 hours to interact and experience the science exhibits.128516 My fave part was the static van de graaff, where you will touch the surface and you will tranfer your electrons to the machine, leaving each strand of your hair with a posiive charges causing your hair to stand.128518

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StephFaith B.
5.0 Stars

Science comes alive!

An educational facility aimed at fostering the public understanding of science. It is a project of a non-profit foundation.

They have 250 interactive exhibits. The museum is organized into 5 galleries (Atom, Life, Earth, Universe and Technology Gallery), they have a space shell/planetarium, a 3d mini theater, a park, a demo area that shows an experiment every hour, a 40 feet dinosaur replica, 3 robots and an area that features Filipino scientists and environment. They encourage you to have a sense of wonder and discovering things on your own, like a scientist!

It is the best place for families and friends who wish to do something different for their bonding time, date night, and family fun day. It is a great place to learn, for ages 6 to 96!

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France T.
4.0 Stars

What a nice way to learn while having fun! 128526
Adult with 3 hour limit (P600)

10 THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T MISS

1. Light Bridge - This is a huge human piano stairs. Every step you make will create a sound, depending where you'll step. I played here twice. It gave me a natural high 128516

2. Shadow Box - Step inside and post like ballerinas or some scary creature and leave your mark on the phosphorescent walls. You can be playful here and enjoy the outcome.

3. Static Ball - Touch the static ball, wait for seconds and you'll notice that your hair will slowly rise.

4. Whale Shark - Let it eat you alive and strike a pose, just like what I did on the photo 128517

5. Stan, T.rex - A huge skeleton that looks stunning. It is cast from the real fossils, they say

6. Electric Table - Magnets and currents. Push the button and see. You'll get shocked during the first try.

7. Spin Browser - Watch Nature in slow motion or high speed, depending on how slow or fast you turn the controller.

8. The Universe Gallery - Standing astronaut surrounded with stars, moon and the galaxy.

9. Spin Tunnel - Found in the Universe Gallery. I will bet you'll get dizzy upon passing this tunnel. You will wonder why you get dizzy and because of curiosity you will try it again 128540

10. Laser Harp - Make music using this stringless harp. Amazing! 127926

There are a lot more to see and learn, but you have to check it for yourself 128521

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AAA M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Jenn N.
3.0 Stars

It's hard to think of places to take your balikbayan relatives here in Manila, specially when there is a child. There are not a lot of places to go to here in Manila, unless you want to go on a food trip. How I wish we had more parks. 128533

It was a battle between The National Museum or The Mind Museum, but I suggested we go for the latter even if the entrance fees were a bit steep (we were 11!!!). I haven't been here before, but I knew it was interactive, and knowing kids, they like to touch stuff. 128517

We did get student rates for my brothers and cousins, but still, it was expensive. National Museum has no entrance fees for this month, but then again, I doubt that my 9-year-old cousin would appreciate and understand the different exhibits there.

The museum was clean, and their A/C actually works. However, I think they have to check all their displays because some of them were not working anymore.

And for the price we paid, I kinda wished they had a tour guide of some sorts to explain things. Even I as an adult was too lazy to read the long texts beside each display.

And oh, the staff were snobs except for the one who operates the static thing. 128529

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Abby M.
3.0 Stars

Second time here. Rated it lower that the first time because some interactive activities are not working anymore. But i love the events.

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Germaine Ann I.
5.0 Stars

I love this place coz I'm one of those kids who wrote Science under their favorite subjects. My boyfriend's nephews love the place too because it is kids friendly, entertaining and really amusing.

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Toni T.
2.0 Stars

I used to love Mind Museum. That's why we've been there 3x. Yesterday was the 4th time and I was disappointed. Some of the devices weren't working anymore, much to our surprise. The astronaut was missing, and my son was so looking forward to seeing the statue. Areas where you could press buttons to hear sounds (animal cove, I forgot what it's called) and see lights (like the big wall of insects) were no longer functioning. There were more non-working areas. Fee was 600 for adults, 400 for kids. Don't think it's sulit anymore. Won't be coming back here unless there are major changes. Will be emailing management today just so they know that they can make the experience more worthwhile for visitors.

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Marili Anne M.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Gretta L.
5.0 Stars

Awesome museum! There are many interactive exhibits that you can experience with your family and friends! It was really fun yet educational too! Will come back here next time! 128077

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Albert T.
5.0 Stars

Nope, I was not inside the Mind Museum but in the streets adjancent to it. I had a fantastic vantage point for Globe's Slip Stream event (thanks to a Globe car pass) at the BGC and Mind Museum. Marlon Stockinger wowed us all with his Lotus Team F1 (actually F1-like, this model is one level below the actual F1 car) zooming down the closed streets of the BGC. This was an event that definitely overloaded your senses! The sight and speed of the car were overwhelming. The smell of burning rubber as he did several donuts right in front of us was exilhirating. The sound, that loud unmistakable roar of a powerful engine, was adrenalin inducing! This running man suddenly became a little boy wishing he grew up differently and was in the cockpit of the F1. Oh well, c'est la vie! 128516128516128516

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