My boys and I attended the launch of the Mind Museum’s online fund raising campaign in Market! Market! last Saturday, May 29, 2010. We also got a taste of what Mind Museum has to offer for family and kids via The Roving Space Shell – a travelling inflatable dome that would bring the wonders of the universe within our reach. The 8-meter diameter Roving Space Shell is from Cosmodome Australia and is the choice of many universities and research institutions around the world, including NASA. This inflatable planetarium can sit up to 50 people comfortably with a 360- degree view of the shows through a high definition projector. This also provides the public a sneak preview of what The Mind Museum, our country’s first world class science museum, will be offering to the public when it opens late next year.
The Roving Space Shell
My boys and I just before we got in the Roving Space Shell
Just got settled inside the Shell waiting for the 25 min. “Impact Earth” show.
This inflatable planetarium experience will be hosted at the Activity Center in Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City, from May 29 to June 5, 2010. Those who would want to see the show will only be charged P20. The schedule of the show is hourly from 11 am to 7pm.
You can support The Mind Museum, the Philippines’ first world-class science museum through its redesigned website – www.themindmuseum.org. In order for Filipinos to get involved and help build imaginative minds, the Museum is harnessing cyberspace to invite individuals to donate via its first virtual exhibit: “Light a Star at the Mind Museum.”
For P1, 000 or P5, 000, The Mind Museum will light a star or a constellation in its website. Sponsorship could be done online via credit card and eventually through the ATM as well. The goal is to reach 2 million pesos to help light the night sky of The Mind Museum in the form of a Star Cloth in the Universe Gallery. The Museum will show its appreciation to donors by sending an electronic certificate of donation, and by posting on the donors’ FaceBook wall, if they have one. Donors’ names will also appear by their chosen star or constellation in the Museum’s virtual night sky, and they will also be recognized in a donors’ marker in the Universe Gallery.