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5 Kid Friendly Museums In The Metro You Must Visit

5 Kid Friendly Museums In The Metro You Must Visit

Here are my top 5 kid friendly Museums: 5. Museo Pambata - An oldie but a goodie. Museo Pambata uses local culture to engage children and promote learning. "Unlike traditional museums where facts and artifacts are displayed behind glass shelves only to be admired but not touched, Museo Pambata features hands-on exhibits that encourage children to explore and discover various concepts while they play." From Museo Pambata's website.

  • Tuesdays to Saturdays - 8 AM to 5 PM from September to February 9 AM to 5 PM from March to August Sundays - 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Php 250 (for children 2 years old and above and adults)
  • Roxas Boulevard cor. South Drive, Manila, Philippines
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4. Pinto Art Museum - Imagine an art museum with Southwest architecture on a jungle mountainside and you have Pinto. Pure heaven. While young children may not be able to appreciate the art they can take full advantage of the sprawling nature Pinto has to offer.

  • Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm.
  •  Ticket prices are: PHP 200 for regular ticket PHP 180 for senior citizens and PWD with valid IDs PHP 100 for children and students with proper school IDs
  • We also have Pinto Café by Peppermill. Open from10:30am to 6pm. You can call 633-0329 for reservations.
  • Pinto Art Museum, 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdv. Brgy. San Roque, 1870 Antipolo
  • You can read about my past visits here, here and here.
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3. Planetarium, National Museum - The newly opened Planetarium is absolutely worth a visit for the dome projector show alone. Just remember no kids under 4 years are allowed.

  • Student 30php, Adult 50php
  • Tuesday - Saturday show times are 9 am 10:30 am 1 pm 2:30 pm 4 pm
  • Sunday Show Times 10 am 2 pm 3:30 pm
  • Contact: 02-527-7889
  • Padre Burgos Ave Rizal Park Metro Manila Philippines, Rizal Park Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila
  • You can read about our recent visit here.
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2. Riceworld at International Rice Research Institute - Riceworld is a museum like no other, it truly is a museum all about rice! Riceworld is well done with hands on exhibits and bonus, it's free! But that's not all, the museum is surrounded by huge grass lawns begging you to play on it.

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1. Quezon City Experience - Newly opened QCX is something to get excited over. Oozing with culture and technology all geared towards children, what more could you ask for? Oh cheap admission, you got it!

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Honorable Mentions:

  • Marikina Science Centrum - The simple museum is no frills but lots of fun. It is very engaging and all science based.
    •  Time slots: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.    9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.     11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.      1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.      3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Regular Admission Fee: Php 150.00
    • E-Com Building, Riverbanks Center,Barangka, Marikina City
    • (02) 942-4137
    • You can read about our visit here
  • Blanco Family Art Museum - I have never visited but Alma of kidsmorefun.blogspot.com recommends it. The gallery displays art from all the family members, including art from when the children were young.
    • 267 Doña Nieves St, Sto. Nino, Angono, 1930 Lalawigan ng Rizal
    • The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 8:00 A.M- 5:00 P.M. with an entrance fee of 70.00 for students and 100.00 for adults.
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  • Exploreum at Mall Of Asia  - I have never visited but have heard good things about this science center.
    • Rates are around 350php
    • SM Mall of Asia G/F Southside Entertainment Mall SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
    • (02) 863-2781
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  • National Museum of the Filipino People - Our first visit to the National Museum of  the Filipino People and National Gallery was unexpectedly delightful. Unfortunately, our recent visit was not as lucrative. The exhibit the children spent most of the time at was closed off and the other exhibits were not at all engaging for children. Hopefully they make changes soon. I wanted to mention the National Museums however because a new museum, National Museum of Natural History will open later this year and will absolutely be on my list to visit. 
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La Mesa Nature Reserve

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