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“I felt like a kid again”
Review of Museo Pambata

Museo Pambata
Ranked #39 of 144 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
Reviewed October 16, 2015

If you're looking for a place to take your kids for some bonding time, this is the perfect place for you! Learning while having fun! :) Went here with my hubby, sister-in-law and two nieces.

Staff - the girls at the entrance booth who accommodated us were all smiley, they were approachable and they interacted with the kids and answered our queries with enthusiasm.

Place - the area looks like an old building but it was clean and well-maintained, except for the playground area (maybe because it rained so it was a bit muddy). there are different stations to visit, there's the Kalikasan exhibit where you could see different fish costumes, plants, insects and trees. Old Manila where kids could learn more about the city in the past generations. Trip to Planet Earth about our planet (obviously) and how we could save it. My favorites were Body Works (kids could learn about parts of the body) and Pamilihang Bayan (a little market for kids). There was also a mini garden and a library where it's free to read kiddie books with Filipino authors at your heart's content!

Price - our entrance fee back then was P150.00 (with 50% discount because we lived at Manila) but I think the entrance fee now is P250.00. but it's still worth it.

Food - I think bringing of food is not allowed. we ate at a fastfood chain outside. you can go back in as long as you have your ticket stamped for that day.

It was a wonderful trip, kids and kids at heart will definitely enjoy as we did! :)

3  Thank iamemthree
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

There are a lot of interactive and informative displays that would make kids and kids-at-heart very happy. Some of the displays are bit worn-out but they are still in working condition. The lavatories are clean and well-maintained.

2  Thank Dani L
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Reviewed September 10, 2015

Last February I went here for a business proposal for Museo Pambata since they will be having an event on April, my company where I am currently working wanted to participate on the said event of Museo Pambata. So I got a chance once again to roam around the museum. I still remember when I was a kid my mom brought me here for some educational tour. When I was in high school my classmates and I went here almost every quarter. Since we are students from Manila we do not need to pay for entrance fee.We really have a blast playing around the museum. Doing some role playing and even answering different games. Museo Pambata is not just for kids, even adults can have fun here :)

2  Thank Anything U
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've always been curious to see this place, so we braved the traffic one morning and head over to Museo Pambata. We stayed for just about 2 hours because the boys needed to nap, but we could have stayed on. We went on a week day so we pretty much had the place to ourselves.
My boys are 3 and 1, so I thought that they may not enjoy this too much, but I was happily mistaken. They enjoyed handling the stuff on display. Their favorite part must have been on the Pamilihang Bayan on the second floor where they pretended to sell fish and vegetables in the market, played inside the bahay kubo and rode the fire truck.
We didn't get to play in the outdoor playground, so we'll probably do that next time. And a next time is definitely in the works for this place.

1  Thank Chrin
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Reviewed June 1, 2015

It is located near the Rohas Boulevard towards the manila bay. this place is built mainly for kids. they have sourvenir shops selling books, story telling section, theatrical plays, concerts, and shows in and outdoor theater. they also have a multipurpose hall where you can organise events. an educational centre for kiddos.

1  Thank jeff1955malaysia
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