NBC Tent: Minds at Work – The Mind Museum’s 1st Exhibit Testing May 26, 2011


The Mind Museum pre-launched with Minds at Work
Exhibit Testing

Minds at Work is a  preview of the Mind Museum, an RSVP event for the 1st exhibit testing of the world-class science museum. Held last May 25-26 2011 at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City.

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Registration area with The Mind Museum staff and volunteers. Cameras were not allowed inside the exhibit area, they don’t want to spoil the upcoming soft opening on the 4th Quarter of 2011.
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After the registration took place, invited kids and guests were requested to described each and everyone’s favorite technology on a 12-second video recording. The management placed some guidelines on a sheet of paper to remind everybody to exempt the modern technology we have been presently using. Instead bring back the basics, the simple things around us that were invented from the past and is considered a technology. Some said something about spoon, reading glasses, can opener, flashlight, microwave ovens, and son on. What did I shared? Me being a camera-shy 🙂 I told something about my  wristwatch collection, this blogsite used to have a banner with I am Dial and time-watch image beside it. 
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Through Minds at Work we were able to get our hands moving and minds thinking with various exciting and engaging exhibit prototypes that gives us a glimpse on the wonders of science and technology that will be on displayed permanently in the Minds Museum.
 
Guests were given a Feedback Forms to be accomplished while roving around the prototypes. The purpose of which is to hear the comments of everyone, the actual operation feedbacks – on where to apply  improvements, from using and understanding the exhibit pieces. And on August 2011, they will be scheduling the 2nd Exhibit Testing featuring a different sets of prototypes. 
Some pieces of information I gathered from Ms. Kai, one of The Mind Museum’s Exhibit Manager.
  • The Museum tapped the voluntary services of some of the top universities of the country like University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila and University of Santo Tomas. 
  • They hired an Archeologist from France – outright from the start of the exhibit pieces before finalizing the fabrication.
  • The museum have 25 in-house scientists, 15 company fabricators, 50 designers and a number of volunteers gathered together to come up with the first world class science museum.
  • Philippines was the only Asian country left without a high-end science museum.
  • The Planetarium section of the museum was sponsored by Uratex, interior designed is made up of foamy material structured like a moon craters were every viewers can lay down from each craters while gazing above the featured story.
  • The museum will feature a 250 group exhibits, with 5 state-of-the-art galleries and a 4-part science outdoor parks.
  • The 1st exhibit testing displayed a roving inflatable planetarium, the museum actually uses it for Planetarium experience/demonstration for public schools around the city.
  • The construction of the museum is on its 55% completion, hence they still need the donation and sponsorships of everybody to be able to come up with 1Billion project budget.
  • The Mind Museum is non-stock, non-profit organization established by Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. [BAFI]
  • The Mind Museum is scheduled for soft opening on the 15th of December 2011.
  • Entrance Rates are still under evaluation and there will be subsidized rates for public schools.
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Ms. Alexandra Limcaco of The Mind Museum explains the visions of the project, the building design and its 5 galleries, the locations and the people behind the project.
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L-R: Den Marco of http://marco-adventure.blogspot.com/
the author Daryll Villena
Liz Dee of http://wordyliz.com/
Rona Beltran of http://iampinay.com/ and
Tristan Mirasol of http://www.tenminutestops.com/ 
I get to meet new blogger faces, I’m giving thanks to Tristan Maharlika Mirasol for sponsoring the invites.
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The Mind Museum
2/F Bonifacio Technology Center
31st Street corner 2nd Avenue
Bonifacio Global City , Taguig
[t] 818.3601 local 3201
[e] inquiry@themindmuseum.org
http://www.themindmuseum.org/

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