The Mind Museum at Taguig

The country’s first world-class science museum is now officially open to the public at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.

With over 250 hands-on interactive exhibits spread across 12,500 sqm of space, a visit is almost guaranteed of one mind-ful experience.

Comprising of 5 main galleries:

Atom – the minuscule unseen world of the elemental forces that governs our daily lives.

Life – displays 4.6 billion years of the living things that have walked this planet, including a 40-foot skeletal representation of a T-Rex!

Universe – knowledge of the vast cosmos from planets to stars and man’s quest for space exploration.

Earth – forces that shape our planet’s natural history and its evolution.

Tech – innovations that highlight human achievements and technologies that change our lives.

And finally an outdoor science park that visitors can play and a souvenir shop where fun and curious merchandise can be bring home.

The museum opens from Tuesday to Sunday, 9AM to 9PM. Entrance fee for adults in 600.00, private school students at 450.00, public school students at 150.00 and teachers at 150.00 as well.

Here’s virtual tour of the museum.
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To build a home for science and to make it the FIRST WORLD-CLASS SCIENCE MUSEUM in the Philippines. It will be our defining legacy that will give the next generation the wings to fly against the challenge of a future shaped largely by service and technology. With over 250 inter-active “minds-on” and hands-on exhibits, the museum will be a venue that will present science as entertaining, fun, and engaging.

The Mind Museum’s state of the art design will feature FIVE GALLERIES within its two levels:
  1. The Story of the Universe: Its Beginning and Majesty
  2. The Story of the Earth: Its Story Across the Breadth of Time
  3. The Story of Life: The Exuberant Varieties of Life
  4. The Story of the Atom: The Strange World of the Very Small
  5. The Story of Technology: The Showcase of Human Ingenuity

Operating Hours: Tuesday-Fridays: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Weekends:  9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
 Museum Visits: To maximize learning, visits are organized in three-hour blocks of time:
9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (weekends only)
 Music will play to signal the end of each visit.
Ticket Prices: Adult:  P600
Chilren & Private School Student (up to college): P450
Public School Student (up to college): P150
Teachers: P150
All Day Pass: P750
Below 2ft in height: Free


Mind Movers: Front line science communicators
Public Opening Date March 16, 2012
Parking: Public parking lots around the museum 


The exhibition concept envisioned for the science museum is unique and Filipino. The Mind Museum will present science through five main stories, taking off from our culture’s resonance with storytelling. The exhibition spans the entire range of nature's elements, gleaned from the galleries, namely: Atom, Life, Universe, Earth, and Technology.

Visitors can relax in a glass-encased café that will give them a view of the Science-in-the-Park. Themed as Nature’s Artful Play, this will be an extensive outdoor park where children and adults can continue their learning experience from inside the museum to the inter-active exhibits in the park.

Other FacilitiesVisitors will be welcomed by wide-open spaces prior to entering the five galleries. The Lobby, the Introductory Hall, the Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, and the Hall of Philippine Science all serve to initiate the visitors’ museum experience. The museum will offer the learning community venues for discussions, seminars, and workshops; these include the Theatre, the Mind Pods, and the Mind Lab.

Science-in-the-Park
Science-in-the-Park
The 800 sqm park will be the outdoor source of science fascination. Under the theme "Nature's Artful Play," the park will feature exhibits where visitors can learn science by enjoying and rediscovering anew, through play, the wonder of nature’s elements: sunlight, wind, water, and greenery. The park will include four main play pockets: Water, Math, Music, and Living.
Hallways: Nature's Webways
Hallways: Nature's Webways
Each of the galleries will be connected by crucial links dubbed as Nature’s Webways. These will feature audio-visuals and exhibits that will help visitors make the transition in between the intricately woven stories of the galleries.

The Story of the Atom
The Story of the Atom
The Atom Gallery is the gallery with the most number of interactive exhibits. It will contain the very elemental forces that are so familiar that we take them for granted – gravity and electromagnetism. It will present the counterintuitive quantum world which resembles nothing in the ordinary, everyday experience, yet serves as the basis for much of the technology we find so common and take for granted – computers, mobile phones, lasers, and many medical technologies.
The Story of Life
The Story of Life
The Life Gallery is the gallery which feature’s the defining exhibit of the museum: The Human Brain. The gallery will feature the exuberance of a living planet in all its forms. It will feature the various habitats that nurture an astonishing number and kinds of organisms. This gallery will also feature the inner spaces that inhabit this life in the form of molecules called DNA.
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The Story of The Earth
The Story of The Universe
The Story of The Universe
The Universe Gallery will showcase humankind’s wondrous fascination with outer space, and will include the mini-planetarium. It will feature exhibits that will show how all of life, as we know it now, found its atomic beginnings in the stars in space. It will enfold visitors in the fundamental elements and forces that are at play in the universe. It will also include wondrous images from the Hubble Space Telescope as well as a graphic history of humankind’s quest into other parts of the solar system.
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The Story of The Earth
The Story of TechnologyThe Earth Gallery will feature the first T-REX exhibit in the country along with other unique exhibits that will focus on the earth and nature. Knowing natural history is the way we can educate museum visitors on how long it took the planet to give us what we now inhabit. The Earth Gallery will feature natural history from 4.6 billion years ago.
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The Story of Technology
At 680 sqm, this is the largest of all the galleries, and is the only exhibition space on the second level, overlooking the other four galleries. Its centrepiece, The Human Face of Technology – a 360° screen showing a constantly updated video of stories told by people about their favorite technologies and why they love them.

This gallery presents technology not as a mere tool, gadget, or industrial advancement but as means to flesh out human values, to help us become better humans. Thus, the gallery is divided into five major themes with each theme occupying a Node. The themes of the Nodes are: How We Live, Who We Are, How We Know, How Things Work, and Here to There.

Board Of Trustees
Joselito D. Campos, Jr.The Mind Museum is a project initiated by the Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc. (BAFI). BAFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization, supported by the contributions of property owners in Bonifacio Global City. The foundation was established in 1996 by the Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. (FBDC).
Joselito D. Campos, Jr.
Mr. Joselito D. Campos, Jr. is Chair of the Foundation’s Board. He holds an MBA from Cornell University. He is Executive Director of Del Monte Pacific Ltd. Chairman and CEO of the NutriAsia Group of Companies, a major food conglomerate in the Philippines. He is also Chairman of Fort Bonifacio Development Corp and Vice Chairman of Ayala-Greenfield Development Corp, two major Philippine property developers. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of United Laboratories, Inc and its regional subsidiaries and affiliates. UniLab is the Philippines’ largest pharmaceutical company with substantial operations in the Asian region. Mr Campos is the Honourary Consul in the Philippines for the Republic of Seychelles. He is Chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and is a Trustee of the Asia Society in the Philippines, the Philippines-China Business Council, and the Philippine Business for Social Progress Foundation.

Fernando Zobel de AyalaFernando Zobel de Ayala
Fernando Zobel de Ayala is Vice-Chair. He has served as Director of Ayala Corporation since 1994. Prior to his appointment as President and COO of Ayala in 2006, he was Co-Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Member of the Nomination Committee and Management Committee, and Executive Managing Director of the company. He also holds the following positions: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), Manila Water Company, Inc., Ayala International Pte Ltd, AC International Finance Ltd.

Antonino T. AquinoAntonino T. Aquino
Mr. Antonino T. Aquino is the President of the Foundation. He is the president of Ayala Land, Inc. He is also a Senior Managing Director of Ayala Corporation and a member of the corporation’s Management Committee. Prior to joining ALI he was president of Manila Water Corporation a position he occupied since 1999. He also serves as a member of the board of various corporate social responsibility foundations such as Ayala Foundation, Manila Water Foundation, Habitat for Humanities Philippines, Pasig River Rehabilitation Board, La Mesa Watershed Board, Ipo Watershed Board and the Makati Environment Foundation. Mr. Aquino is also the chairman of the Environment Committee of the Management Association of the Philippines. His other significant positions included: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cebu Holdings, Inc., Cebu Property Ventures & Dev’t. Corp., and Makati Development Corp., Member of the Board of Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. He completed the academic requirements for masteral degree in Business Management at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and completed his Bachelor of Science, major in Management degree at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Emily A. AbreraEmily A. Abrera
Ms. Emily A. Abrera is the Chair Emeritus of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific. She was McCann’s first Filipino president/CEO. She currently serves as chair of Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation and Children’s Hour. She is a trustee of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, the ABS-CBN Foundation, Phiippine Eagle Foundation, and adviser of Museo Pambata. Importantly, she is also a member of The Mind Museum’s Exhibit Advisory Council where she has shared her strategic creative skills in our exhibit development. She is also a member of our Fundraising Steering Team and helped us connect and close donations of some our donors.

Carlos S. RufinoCarlos S. Rufino
Mr. Carlos S. Rufino is on the board as the representative of the property owners within the Bonifacio Global City. Mr. Rufino is the president of The Net Group of Companies. Major projects include The Net Group office buildings – Net One Center, Net Square, Net Cube and ongoing projects Net Quad, Net Plaza, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines. Mr. Rufino is also the president of Bonifacio West Deveolopment Corp. and a director of several other companies. Mr. Rufino also serves on the boards of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sunvar Realty Development Corporation, Corinthian Plaza Condominium Corporation, VAR Buildings, Inc., Bonifacio Global City Estate Association, Inc., Bonifacio Arts Foundation, Inc., Makati Commercial Estate Association.

Mariano John L. Tan, Jr.Mariano John L. Tan, Jr.
Mr. Mariano John L. Tan, Jr. has been a member of the Board of Directors of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation since April 2003. He also holds other significant positions like: Vice President & Executive Officer of United Laboratories, Inc.; Vice Chairman of Greenfield Development Corp; President of Dolmar Property Ventures, Inc., and President of Fides Foundation, Inc. He graduated with a degree in M.S. Management from the Hult International Business School (formerly A.D. Little School of Management), USA in 1986, and Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Business from Lafayette College, USA in 1983.

Edgardo M. Cruz, Jr.Edgardo M. Cruz, Jr.
Mr. Edgardo M. Cruz, Jr., has served as member of the Board of Directors of FBDC since 2006. His other significant positions include: member of the Board of Directors of Del Monte Pacific Ltd., Del Monte Philippines Inc., NutriAsia Inc., Southeast Asia Food Inc., UFC Philippines Inc. and Corporate Secretary of the NutriAsia group of companies. Formerly, Mr. Cruz was a member of the Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary of United Laboratories Inc., and Greenfield Development Corporation. He graduated with degrees in BSC-Accounting and AB-Economics at De La Salle University in 1977. He became a CPA in the same year. He earned his Masters in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management in 1981.

Aileen An. R. ZosaAileen An. R. Zosa
Ms. Aileen An. R. Zosa represents the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). She is Vice-President for Business Development in BCDA where she has worked for more than 10 years.

Anna Ma. Margarita B. DyAnna Ma. Margarita B. Dy
Ms. Anna Ma. Margarita B. Dy is the Vice-President for Corporate Planning of Ayala Land, Inc. and Executive Vice-President of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation. From the year 2001 to 2004, she was the Vice President for Finance at Benpres Holdings Inc. Ms. Bautista has a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (1991) and is also a Masters graduate of Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1990).

Singapore Science CentreSingapore Science Centre
The Singapore Science Centre is the museum's planning consultant. It opened in 1977 and has been acclaimed as one of the top science centres in the world. Around a million people visit the Science Centre Singapore every year.

National Geographic ChannelNational Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel has signed an institutional partnership with The Mind Museum. This partnership will allow The Mind Museum to have complete access to National Geographic's extensive digital media library, which will be utilized in the museum's many multimedia-based exhibits.

Jack Rouse Associates (JRA)
Jack Rouse Associates (JRA)
Cobalt EngineeringThe exhibition master plan and key exhibit designs have been undertaken by Jack Rouse Associates (JRA). Based in Cincinnati, USA, JRA was named as “one of the more prominent design firms by The Wall Street Journal. JRA specializes in the planning and design of science museums, theme park attractions, with clients including Science Centre Singapore, Kennedy Space Center, and the Natural History Museum of London.
Cobalt Engineering
Cobalt Engineering is the museum’s engineering consultant. Cobalt is a Canadian company with 20 years experience in mechanical and engineering services focusing on sustainable objectives and energy efficiency. It has 37 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professionals.
Lor Calma and Partners (LC & P)Lor Calma and Partners (LC & P)
The building design is by renowned Filipino designer and architect, Lor Calma and Partners, Inc. (LC & P). LC & P was the designer of the awarded Philippine Pavilion in the World Expo in Aichi, Japan in 2005 and is the designer for the 2008 World Expo in Zaragoza, Spain.

The space-age design of The Mind Museum is the brainchild of a team of architects from Lor Calma & Partners, led by renowned architect Ed Calma. The inspiration behind the building's futuristic, yet organic look was based off of cell growth and molecular structures.

Mirroring the functionality of nature, some features of the building's innovative and sustainable design include: slanted exterior walls to minimize the entry of sunlight, a specially curved roof for more efficient rain collection, and strategic orientation to utilize the shadows of adjacent buildings, all of which contribute to more energy efficiency. Ed counts the form and location of The Mind Museum as his favorite things about the museum; he believes that it has an interesting place in "a sea of box buildings and it celebrates the terminus of the [Bonifacio] High Street axis" - a combination that is sure to awe visitors.

Ed was drawn to The Mind Museum by the idea that it would influence a generation of Filipinos to see science and art in a different light. In particular, he hopes that the museum will help people to see the connection between the two fields, as well as remove the intimidating edge from science.




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