One summer activity that I was able to do with my son was to visit the Philippine Science Centrum. When I was still studying in UP Manila, I would often see crowds of school children lining up for a tour of the country's first interactive science museum. Now that it has relocated to the Marikina Riverbanks Center, it has become nearer and more convenient for us to visit.
The Philippine Science Centrum, in cooperation with Cognition Creative, prepared an exclusive tour for bloggers last May 16, 2009. I was able to register my whole family for the event. A more comprehensive post about this experience is available here.
Here are a few reasons why you should bring your kids to the Philippine Science Centrum:
- Tickets are very affordable at 100 pesos each. Teachers and kids below two years old can get in for free!
- All the exhibits are interactive and kids are allowed to touch and play with them unlike in traditional museums. Therefore, learning about science becomes fun!
- It's in the Marikina Riverbanks Center. After your visit to the PSC, try taking a stroll down the Riverbanks area. This part of the Pasig River doesn't even smell fishy. There's also an amusement center in the area that brings back memories of the Fiesta Carnival in Cubao.
Again, you can read more about our tour around the Philippine Science Centrum by visiting the post in my travel blog.
The Philippine Science Centrum is located at the E-Com Building, Riverbanks Center, Barangka, Marikina City. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 Monday to Saturday. For more information, you can visit their website.