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Information about The Mind Museum

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Type
Museums
Location
The Mind Museum, 3rd Avenue, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Distance From City Center
347 m
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.7
Number of reviews
1,738

The Mind Museum is a science museum in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is located on a 1.2-hectare (3.0-acre) lot in the J. Y. Campos Park in Bonifacio Global City, a business district of the city.The museum opened on March 16, 2012, although a pre-launch reception was held a year earlier on December 15 where Vice President Jejomar Binay delivered a speech in behalf of President Benigno Aquino III. The facility was developed by the Bonifacio Arts Foundation Inc (BAFI).

Museum building

The museum was designed by architect Ed Calma from Lor Calma & Partners. The design of the structure was inspired from cellular structure and growth and had a solar reflective exterior, natural wind ventilation and rainwater flow drainage.

Exhibits

As of 2012, the museum has five main galleries occupying a 4,900-square-meter (53,000 sq ft) exhibit area and spanning two floors. The galleries each had its own theme namely, atom, life, earth, universe and technology which are linked by features called "Nature’s Webways". The atom, life, earth, and universe galleries are located on the ground floor, while the technology gallery are found on the first floor of the two-story museum.With assistance from a firm based in the United States, which did the master plan of the museum, Filipino designers, scientists and fabricators created 90 percent of the museum's exhibits. This included designers and faculty from the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas.

Reception

At the 2014 THEA Awards held on April 5, at the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California in the United States, the museum was awarded with the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement for the Science Museum category for the design and execution of its exhibits. The distinction is the first for a Philippine establishment and for a science museum in Asia at the THEA Awards.

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