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Travel The Philippines In Two Hours Inside This Interactive Museum In PasayTake a quick journey to Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao without having to leave the metro.by Karen Mae de Vera .
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.
1. It’s an interactive museum promoting Filipino culture.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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 photosADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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.
3. They sell fun and quirky souvenirs.
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.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
4. Lakbay Museo supports a good cause.
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.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
5. Exhibits are made out of recycled materials.
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.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
6. The venue is open daily!
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.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
7. You can get in for free on your birthday!
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.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and for general inquiries, send your questions here: email@example.com
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