In need of fun and educational places for your next family bonding? Just in time! Here is a list of 10 places that you can visit with your kids to ensure that your bonding time will not only be interesting and exciting but also educational for your children! From parks and interactive museums to enjoyable zoos, these places will surely be worth visiting.

1. Manila Ocean Park

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If your kids are fond of cartoon characters like Nemo or even the Little Mermaid, then why not have your kids see them come to life right before their eyes? Manila Ocean Park is the country’s first world- class marine theme park with over a thousand species of aquatic life. Immerse your whole family in the world under the sea and get a closer encounter with your kids’ favorite fishes! Your whole family can even try their newest activity, the Augmented Reality Encounter wherein you can learn about different endangered species as if you’re with them. They also hold staged educational storytelling sessions on how to preserve and conserve our marine life. Truly, the kids’ experience at Manila Ocean Park won’t just be fun, but also very educational!

Manila Ocean Park is located behind Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Metro Manila. They also have a hotel, Hotel H2O located just within the Manila Ocean Park Complex to accommodate your whole family and have a complete family bonding experience!

Address: 666, Behind Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila, Metro Manila 1000, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila

For more information, visit or contact:

http://www.manilaoceanpark.com/

http://www.hotelh2o.com/

http://www.facebook.com/manilaoceanparkofficial/

(02) 567 7777 local 118, 119, 123

[email protected]

 

2. Pinto Art Museum

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If teaching history to the kids is not your thing, and you’re worried that it might just bore them out, then visit the Pinto Art Museum! Located at Antipolo City, your kids will surely appreciate nature, art, and photography inside the vicinity of the museum. Unlike other museums, Pinto Art Museum focuses on contemporary Filipino art, as well as paintings and sculptures influenced by vintage Filipino- Spanish designs. Going to this museum will surely be a refreshing experience for your children as they can get a closer encounter with nature, especially now that they are more interested in using their gadgets. Kids can also learn and appreciate our very own art more.

Address: 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Rd, Antipolo, Rizal

For more information, visit or contact:

http://www.facebook.com/Pinto-Art-Museum

(02) 697 1015

 

3. Museo Pambata

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“Where learning begins and fun never ends.” Just by Museo Pambata’s tagline, you can certainly be sure that your kids will learn and have fun at the same time. As they say, this museum is the museum for every Filipino kid or for those who are Pinoy at heart. Museo Pambata is centered on imparting and nurturing nationalistic pride, love, culture, and literacy to children. It has several facilities catered to enhancing different aspects of being a well-rounded Filipino such as the Aklatang Pambata, Palipalaruan, and Teatro Pambata. Unlike other museums, Museo Pambata exhibits hands-on and interactive theme rooms with displays and activities to encourage kids to experience and explore their surroundings.

Address: Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila

For more information, visit or contact:

http://www.museopambata.org/

http://www.facebook.com/museopambata/

(02) 523 1797

 

4. Intramuros

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If you want to let your kids experience being in the age of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, then why not go to the exact place where he’s been to? At Intramuros, your whole family will be able to go back in time and feel as if you’re in the Spanish era. There are numerous historical sites within Intramuros such as Fort Santiago, San Agustin Museum, and Rizal Shrine. Intramuros is recommended for the older kids since some sites require visitors to observe strict policies and to walk only on a certain pathway. Kids will enjoy learning about our past and it will also impart a sense of nationalism in them at a young age. Plus, don’t worry! you won’t get hungry because there are a lot of authentic Filipino restaurants around the area to satisfy your hunger!

For more information, visit:

http://www.facebook.com/places/Things-to-do-in-Intramuros-Manila/ 

http://www.facebook.com/Intramuros1002/

 

5. Mind Museum

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Unleash the scientist in your child by bringing him/her to Mind Museaum! Located at Bonifacio Global City, the museum is easily accessible to many people. Mind Museum is dubbed as the place where science comes alive because it showcases world- class life- sized exhibits and displays that are not only satisfying to see, but also to experience. Mind Museum has interactive scientific displays for the kids to discover the concepts themselves. They also offer a number of promos and discounts so make sure you keep yourself updated through their website and social media accounts!

Address: J.Y. Campos Park, Third Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, 1634

For more information, visit: 

http://www.themindmuseum.org/

http://www.facebook.com/themindmuseum/

 

6. Exploreum

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If you’ve already taken your kids to the Mind Museum, then why not continue your science adventure at the Exploreum? The Exploreum has all- new interactive exhibits that cover a wide range of topics such as Earth Science, Chemistry, and the like. Your kids will immerse themselves in a new learning experience with 3D holograms, wax models, virtual reality simulations, optical illusions, and a whole lot more! Being in the Exploreum will surely stimulate your kids’ curiosity and awareness about the world of science! The Exploreum is located at SM Mall of Asia or SM Lanang Premier.

Address: SM Mall of Asia, J.W. Diokno Blvd, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila

For more information, visit or contact:

http://www.exploreum.ph/

http://www.facebook.com/ExploreumPH/

(02) 862 7646

 

7. Philippine Science Centrum

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Thinking of going out with your whole family or in big groups? Interested in science and discovery? Then the Philippine Science Centrum is the perfect place for you! The Philippine Science Centrum, located at Marikina City, accommodates big groups and activities or events such as family outings, school field trips, and it can even be a venue for your kiddie party! The Philippine Science Centrum also offers interactive displays perfect for your learning and developing child!

Address: E-Com Building, Riverbanks Center,Barangka, Marikina City

For more information, visit or contact:

http://www.science-centrum.ph/

http://www.facebook.com/philippinesciencecentrum/

[email protected]

(02) 942-4137

 

8. Art in Island

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If you’re tired of the conventional museums out there wherein your limited in taking pictures and touching the displays, then try visiting Art in Island! Art in Island is great for your kids as they are free to play around and take as many pictures and videos as they want. In Art in Island, you’re not restricted in interacting with the displays and exhibits because you’re free to experiment with the different 3D paintings. As Art in Island says, YOU become part of art!

Address: 175 15th Ave., Brgy. Socorro, Quezon City, Philippines

For more information, visit or contact:

http://www.facebook.com/artinisland/

(02) 421 1356

9. Ark Avilon Zoo

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Is your kid an animal lover? try bringing him/ her to Ark Avilon Zoo! Located at Ortigas Avenue, Pasig, this zoo is the only interactive indoor zoo in the Philippines. It resembles the bibilical Noah’s Ark and houses various species of animals such as orangutans, pythons, rabbits, and prairie dogs. Kids can enjoy feeding the animals, as well as interacting with the friendly creatures through educational programs and activities offered by the zoo.

Address: Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue corner C-5, Pasig City, Philippines

For more information, visit or contact:

http://www.avilonzoo.ph/ark-avilon-zoo

http://www.facebook.com/arkavilonzoo/

[email protected]

(02) 706 2992

 

10. Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum

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Is it your child’s dream to be a pilot one day? or is he/she simply fond of planes and jets? then why not go to our very own Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum? This museum is a military museum that exhibits world-class facilities that honor the heroes of the air force. The museum holds various sections with each one displaying historic memorabilia, weapons, aircraft mock-ups, and more. It also has a park perfect for pictures, and a function hall for events. This museum inspires the younger Filipino generation to take pride in our air force and learn more about aerospace related sciences.

Address: Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila

For more information, visit or contact:

http://www.paf.mil.ph/aboutus/bases/facilities/museum.html

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Philippine-Airforce-Museum/

(02) 854 6729

 

Are there any places we missed? Let us know! Comment down below!

 

This list was compiled by Junior Contributors, Aiza Mary Grace Sato, 17 years old, and Janine Karel Saldivar, 16 years old from Colegio San Agustin- Makati.

 

 

 

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