The tail end of typhoon Mina coincided with the last exhibit testing of The Mind Museum before the facility finally opens in December 2011. I was invited to the event days ago, and being the science geek that I am, I had already decided that I would not miss it, come hell or high water.
So, wet and cold though I was when I arrived at the venue, I instantly turned chipper when I saw the talking robot that welcomed the guests. The Minds at Work 2 exhibit testing event was held at the NBC Tent at the Bonifacio Global City, and it afforded me and other kids (big and small) a peek into what the museum will offer visitors in the near future.
If you have not already heard of The Mind Museum, you soon will. When completed, it will be the country’s newest and most modern science museum. A project of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., The Mind Museum is a ₱1 billion endeavor that relies on purely private donations.
According to curator Maribel Garcia, the museum is being built at a providential time when science is at a period of progress.
“There is an advantage to building [a science museum] now, when some museums around the world have been around for a hundred years. We can learn from their mistakes and take advantage of the [ongoing] golden age of breakthroughs, especially in neuroscience. We can incorporate what we have learned when we make our own exhibits,” she said.