Wanna take the family to Museo Pambata? Here’s what’s in store for you all!
Maynila Noon/Old Manila Section
Ensconced here are replicas of a galleon, an interactive model of Binondo church and a Tranvia which kids can enter and explore. Some interactive historical pieces on Philippine heroes are here as well. Artifacts such as tucadors, Underwood typewriters, period costumes (both on display and for the kids to wear) and play sets are stored in an authentic reproduction of a bahay na bato (stone house).
There are aquariums in a marine-themed area, complete with mood lighting and a replica of a sewer to show what happens to rainwater. It also has an audiovisual display with trees, replica nipa huts, waterfalls and indigenous flora.
Tuklas/Science Through Discovery Section
This section has scientific experiments designed to function like arcade games to demonstrate various physical properties such as electricity, gravity and magnetism. They also have a moon rock from the Apollo 11 expedition on display.
Katawan Ko/My Body Works! Section
This area is designed to look like the insides of a human body. Many of the interactive exhibits are designed to show bodily functions and the importance of such functions and structures.
Paglaki Ko/Career Options Section
Focusing on sports, this room has artifacts such as Bea Lucero’s costumes, Paeng Nepumoceno’s trophies, a wall for basic rock climbing and other sports-related displays, basketballs with the handprints of well-known basketball players which you can fit your own hand in.
This simulation of a marketplace has mockups of myriad livelihoods (barber shop, meat shop, grocer, etc.) that kids can play with and pretend to trade to teach the value of economics. It also has a wooden replica of a fire engine for kids to pretend to ride.
Craft RoomHere, children can create various artworks using recycled junk and regular art materials (paper, pastels, clay, etc.). Visitors’ pieces are put on display here too.
Bata sa Mundo/Children in the Global Village
On display are some 400 antique dolls and puppets, including some 100+ pieces from the Nicerata “Nitang” Cruz Doll Collection. These dolls are attired in all sorts of traditional costumes from around the world. Included here are various vintage toys and native musical instruments.
This is an area for public storytelling sessions, complete with a tiny stage and backdrop for puppet shows. Their modest library is comprised mostly of children’s books by local and foreign authors, as well as books on museum management and education.
Changing Exhibits Hall
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As the name implies, the displays here are borrowed from other museums or private collectors, or are on tour for a limited time.
Did you all have fun? Want a souvenir? Here’s where you can get a few.