Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mind Museum: First world class Science museum in the Philippines.


Being one of the Philippine representatives to the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2012, TIP Mileage Team got the chance to visit the Mind Museum on its soft-opening last February 18, 2012. Mind Museum is the first world class science museum in the Philippines. The TIP Mileage Team members were privileged to tour the museum’s facilities and different science galleries for free.

Science was presented through 5 main stories as the exhibition spanned a range of nature’s elements – Technology, Universe, Atom, Earth and Life.

The TIP Mileage Team along with other Philippine teams was welcomed by Shell Eco-marathon Philippine Team delegation organizers in a wide-open space prior to entering the five galleries. Team members were stunned at how the Introductory hall, the ten most beautiful experiments, and the Hall of Philippine Science all served to initiate their museum experience.

The Technology Gallery Hall: The Showcase of Human Ingenuity
This exhibition is located on the second floor overlooking the other four galleries. The TIP Mileage Team members appreciated the manner at which the gallery presented technology as a means of putting into life the human values and not as mere gadget, tool or an industrial advancement 

The team was amazed by how the first Printing Press works.

Meet Mimo!

The Universe Gallery Hall: Its beginning and majesty
Fascination with the outer space grew as the TIP Mileage Team members explored the exhibition that featured a gallery on how all of life found its atomic beginnings in the stars in space. The team members were also visually transported in graphic history of humankind’s quest into other parts of the solar system.

The Atom Gallery Hall: The Strange World of the Very Small 
This gallery was indeed a treat to the Team members as they got to experience first-hand elemental forces that engineering students are so familiar – gravity and electromagnetism as well as a presentation of the counterintuitive quantum world. 

The Earth Gallery Hall: Its Story Across the Breadth of Time
A replica of the first T-REX exhibit in the country along with other unique exhibits that focus on the earth and nature were shown in this gallery hall. Team members were educated on the natural history and how the Earth was inhabited.

The Life Gallery Hall: The Exuberant Varieties of Life
The TIP Mileage Team members were made to explore the exuberance of a living planet in all its forms. The gallery featured exhibitions about the human DNA, heart, skin, taste buds and the defining exhibit in the museum, the human brain. 

The Mind Museum indeed envisioned a unique and very Filipino exhibition, a defining legacy that gives the next generation the wings to fly against the challenge of a future shaped largely by service and technology.

            The TIP Mileage Team members truly enjoyed and are thankful to the Shell Eco-marathon Philippine Delegation organizers for giving the team free access passes for the Mind Museum.  It was an impressive exhibition and definitely surpassed the team members’ expectations. It was indeed an opportunity for the team to seek tips and pointers which are relevant and related to how the team members can improve the entry technical design needed in bagging the Innovation Award for the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2012.

Shell Eco-marathon Shirt.

Meet Aedi. 

 Our dearest. 

TIP Manila and Quezon City SEM ASIA 2012 Teams. 

            The Mind Museum is one manifestation that the Philippines can be as competitive and be at par with other countries in every aspect. Experiencing the interactive features, seeing the different museum galleries and enjoying it, the team is sure that the public will love and enjoy going to the Mind Museum when it formally opens on March 16, 2012. 

Mind Museum details:
Address:          2/F Bonifacio Technology Center
                        31st Street, Corner 2nd Avenue
                        Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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