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  • Travel The Philippines In Two Hours Inside This Interactive Museum In Pasay

    Take a quick journey to Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao without having to leave the metro.
    by Karen Mae de Vera .
Travel The Philippines In Two Hours Inside This Interactive Museum In Pasay
PHOTO BY courtesy of Lakbay Museo
  • The traditional museum may come off as stiff, strict, and an overall intimidating presence for children who grew up with the friendly interactivity of technology. Modern museums such as Lakbay Museo have learned to adapt to this cultural shift and cater to a hip, social media-savvy generation.

    7 reasons to visit Lakbay Museo

    The brainchild of The Millennial Concept Factory Inc., the educational exhibit creates an immersive space to learn about the cultural diversity of the Philippines. The museum features several tourist attractions from across the archipelago. If you want to know more, we share the reasons why we love the museum here.

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    1. It’s an interactive museum promoting Filipino culture.

    There are three ways to enter the museum: through the colorful jeepney, vinta, or an airplane.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Lakbay Museo
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    Upon entering Lakbay Museo, you will immediately feel the festive atmosphere welcoming you with a rousing, “Mabuhay!” You can take selfies in front of a larger-than-life clam, play a round of hit-the-palayok, participate in a tinikling dance-off, and savor the flavors of regional eats. There is even a QR code to break down the ingredients of Filipino dishes. The most popular attractions are the talipapa in NCR, a carabao display filled with flowers in CAR, the Mayon Volcano, Calle Crisologo, and the cultural show performed at the Sto. Niño Shrine replica.

    2. The displays provide beautiful backgrounds for family photos

    Every corner of Lakbay Museo is a like-worthy social media moment for you and the family.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Lakbay Museo
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    The different exhibits offer gorgeous decor and unique installations in rich colors, reflecting a vivid imagery of our local culture and make for picture-perfect memories with loved ones.

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    3. They sell fun and quirky souvenirs.

    These pork BBQ keychains are too cute!
    PHOTO BY Lakbay Museo

    Don’t expect to find the usual Pinoy iconography in the merchandise area. The kids will surely giggle at these unusual charms shaped like classic Filipino eats such as BBQ, lumpia, longganisa, adobo, fishballs, and more. After all, nothing says “pasalubong” in a Filipino household quite like bringing home food.

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    4. Lakbay Museo supports a good cause.

    Their depiction of the Mayon Volcano is certainly picturesque.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Lakbay Museo

    In partnership with JCI Makati and the Pasay City government, the museum helps fund outreach programs and several activities for the youth. Lakbay Museo also provides job opportunities to out-of-school youths, differently abled people, and senior citizens. 

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    5. Exhibits are made out of recycled materials.

    A shot of a royal house in Mindanao.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Lakbay Museo

    Lakbay Museo’s exhibits were built using over 400 car mats, over 4,500 old rubber slippers, and over 300 rubber tires to name a few. Around 70% of the construction process involved the use of recyclable items.

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    6. The venue is open daily!

    There are cultural performances throughout the day and the kids are encouraged to join!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Lakbay Museo

    Scheduling quality family time can be a real struggle when everyone is busy with chores, works, and studies. Fortunately, the establishment is accessible from morning until evening. Since weekdays are usually dedicated to school tours, weekends aren’t as jam-packed as you may think and are ideal when visiting as a family. Visitors are given a maximum time of two hours to explore the museum in order to avoid crowding the area.

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    7. You can get in for free on your birthday!

    Visitors can learn more about each region's culture or traditions through life-sized displays, such as this depiction of an Ifugao house.
    PHOTO BY Lakbay Museo

    The “Pabirthday Libre” promo offers free access to the museum on your birthday. You just have to bring at least one paying companion, which is pretty nifty if you’ve got family members sharing the same birthday.

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    Lakbay Museo is located at S’Maison, Seaside Blvd, Coral Way, Pasay, Metro Manila. The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 9:00pm. The tickets are sold for Php699 per person when you book online at www.book.lakbaymuseo.ph with an additional Php100 for walk-in visitors during the weekends and holidays.

    For those interested in scheduling events and school tours, you may contact them through this email address okasyon@lakbaymuseo.ph and for general inquiries, send your questions here: kumusta@lakbaymuseo.ph

     

     

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