But I can never be too tired to enjoy a bonding session with my kids. Somehow, my situation makes me treasure every minute I can spend with them.
This Sunday was set for the boys and I to go to the Mind Museum at the Bonifacio Global City.
|T-Rex on display at the Mind Museum.|
The Mind Museum is a project of the Bonifacio Art Foundation and is spearheaded by Butch Campos of the Unilab/SAFI group, real estate baron, Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Charlie Rufino, representing the Bonifacio Global City property owners, Antonio Aquino of Ayala Land, Emily Abrera, an institution in the Advertising Industry and Mariano Tan of Unilab. In the early days, Jimmy Ayala and Manny Blas were the backbone of the project. I attended a few meetings when the pioneering team was still putting things together. This was way back in 2008 I think.
|Logo of the Mind Museum.|
|Signage at the Lobby|
It's important to go at specific times as they let visitors in only on 3 hour viewing shifts - 9am to 12nn, 12nn to 3pm, 3pm to 6pm from Monday to Friday and an extra 6pm to 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays. We got there at 2:15 so had to wait 45 minutes. Strange though that there weren't any chairs or benches in the lobby for the visitors. It's not too friendly for kids and the elderly in this regard.
|Aide the Robot will greet you at the Lobby Entrance.|
|Getting Ready to Enter.|
This is where the T-Rex bones are displayed. This makes it a thrill and a must for kids to learn from and have fun with.
|You can get up close to the T-Rex bones.|
|Fossilized Dino Poop|
A space outfit is displayed in the Universe gallery. There's also a thrilling film on Cosmic Collisions in this gallery that shouldn't be missed. You get to watch this inside a dome shaped mini theater where the film is projected on the dome's ceiling. You watch the film lying down on your back.
|Space Suit on display.|
|Catching the film lying down.|
The highlight of the Life Gallery is the giant brain on exhibit as well as the quick walk through on how life began and evolved to what it is today.
|Highlights of the Life Gallery. Very Austin Powers layout.|
The other galleries were on Atom and Technology. I wasn't able to take that much pictures here because my phone batt was running on low. But I guarantee that all the exhibits are worth visiting as well.
There's also a Mind Museum gift shop which you can brose through before and after the tour. The stuff here are nice but a bit pricey. I guess that's the "cost of education".
|Nice stuff for sale.|
|Excited to enter....|
|My youngest son who's growing up too fast.|
|Close encounter with a T-Rex.|
Find the time to do this. It will help your relax and be mentally strong for the coming races.
More importantly, it's a form of Work - Life - and Triathlon Balance!