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Museo Pambata: The First Children’s Museum in the Philippines


Museo Pambata is the first hands-on interactive children's museum in the Philippines. It is an exciting learning center with six theme areas namely: Kalikasan (Environment), Maynila Noon (Old Manila), Tuklas (Science), Paglaki Ko (Career Option), Katawan Ko (Body Works) and Bata sa Mundo (Children in the Global Village).

by Jhaypee Guia on July 19, 2012
Museo Pambata: The First Children’s Museum in the Philippines

Museo Pambata is the first hands-on interactive children's museum in the Philippines. It is an exciting learning center with six theme areas namely: Kalikasan (Environment), Maynila Noon (Old Manila), Tuklas (Science), Paglaki Ko (Career Option), Katawan Ko (Body Works) and Bata sa Mundo (Children in the Global Village). There's also a reading resource center and children's playground. The museum is also a venue for programs and activities for the public especially for underserved children such as storytelling, puppet shows, workshops on visual arts, health, etc. 

Museo Pambata is the first children’s discovery museum in the Philippines with various programs in support of children’s rights and a broad range of creative and educational services for children and adults involved in children’s welfare.

About the facility

The Museo Pambata is a children's interactive museum, the first of its kind in the Philippines. It is in a sense an alternative to the formal classroom environment where learning resembles a one-way street – the teacher imparts knowledge and the students absorb it. In Museo Pambata, children can use their total senses and learn various concepts at their own pace. It excites the minds of the young, inspires them to learn more, and most importantly revitalizes what child learning should be: fun and exciting.

The Museo Pambata has eight theme rooms where children, families and school groups can explore new and exciting learning opportunities by reliving our rich cultural heritage, assuming a pro-active role in caring for the environment, understanding how the human body works, discovering science through play, imagining what they can become someday, and understanding human rights in a global perspective. Educational programs for children and adults enhance Museo Pambata's interactive exhibits.

Other facilities in the museum include a children's library, gift shop, multi-purpose hall, changing exhibits hall, outdoor theater, and a playground.

The museum is located at the former Elks Club Building in Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila. It is open from 8am to 5pm everyday except on Mondays and official holidays.

Accommodations

  • Bayview Park Hotel - Ermita, Manila
  • Centara Hotel Manila - Malate, Manila
  • Century Park Hotel - Malate, Manila
  • Diamond Hotel Manila - Malate, Manila
  • G Hotel Manila by Waterfront - Malate, Manila
  • Hotel H20 Manila - Rizal Park, Manila
  • Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila - Ermita, Manila
  • Manila Hotel - Rizal Park, Manila
  • Pan Pacific Manila - Malate, Manila
  • Ramada Manila Central - Binondo, Manila
  • The Bayleaf Intramuros - Intramuros, Manila
  • Waterfront Manila Pavilion - Ermita, Manila

Getting around the Manila City

Manila is the major city in the Philippines. Tourists can go around Manila in many options. Buses, FXs, jeepneys, taxis, tricycles, and pedicabs are available as a mode of transportations in the city. The city is also serviced by the Manila Light Rail Transit System, popularly known as LRT, as distinct from the MRT in other parts of Metro Manila.

Calesas are still used in the streets of Binondo and Intramuros, but mostly for tourists. Which mode of for-hire used depends upon the distance to be traveled, the cost, and the width of the streets.

The Port of Manila, located in the vicinity of Manila Bay, is the chief seaport of the Philippines. The city is also served by the Pasig River Ferry Service which runs on the Pasig River.

The city is served by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport.

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