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“very informative and fun”
Review of Museo Pambata

Museo Pambata
Ranked #45 of 133 things to do in Manila
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This children's museum has lots of interactive exhibits.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“very informative and fun”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

this is a nice way for kids to learn, especially kids of today. it was creative that you can "talk" to the national heroes on the telephone. you can go to the "market", "jungle" and of course make fun with your faces in the mirrors. the shop items are a bit too expensive though.

Visited September 2012
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Meycauayan, Bulacan, Philippines
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“kids educ field trip”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

kids haven, i liked the mini-me versions for community helpers! kids got to play the real life thing in minis!

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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“Museo Pambata”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Too bad this museo pambata seem to be not open everday dont no why but kids age 5-9 would have fun here many kids like to explore this one that they cant miss

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Interesting concept, but needs maintenance.”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We jumped on this attraction 1st among all the different attractions listed by TripAdvisor. We wanted a change from the usual kiddies hangout (playlands, playgrounds, etc.) and thought a museum for children would make a good alternative.

Located a few hundred meters from Manila Ocean Park, the museum has two floors with exhibits. In addition, there were exhibits in the external compound of the museum - the biggest of which was a Huey helicopter.

The exhibits were interesting, but looked tired. Understandably so, since when we were there, the museum also hosted groups of children on a field trip. Each group comprised over 20 children, and was allowed to spend a specific time in each exhibit area before being rotated to another area. The children varied in age - the older ones would find the exhibits boring. A few of the exhibits suffered from being mishandled.

However, for a toddler, the exhibits (working or otherwise) did not draw as much attention as the opportunity to run around and play pretend. There was ample opportunity for this between the rotating groups.

This would make a great musuem if the exhibits were maintained in working condition. There were too many failed exhibits. For us however, the trip was worthwhile since it gave the kid a chance to run around and discover a few new things - like being in the driver's seat of a life-size jeep and fire truck.

Visited November 2012
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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“A bit frayed around the edges, but still commendable...”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

When they first put up Museo Pambata, there was no other museum like it in the country! That alone is already commendable, given that Filipinos aren't really known to be museum-goers. And to target kids as their main clientele was a stroke of genius, if not magnanimity. Congratulations to the management and staff!

Visited December 2011
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