Friday, May 4, 2012

Exploring Nido Fortified's Science Discovery Center

My brother and I weren't supposed to go to Nido Fortified's Science Discovery Center in Mall of Asia. But since we were already in the area (coming from PAL's Rally to Bali event last Saturday), we opted to meet with my cousins. My niece and nephews also came along so that was actually more fun for everyone.

Anyway, my Kuya treated all of us to free passes (tickets were sold at Php330 for adults and Php300 for kids). We were about 11 people who came into the center. Now, our tickets also came with free popcorn and a Milo drink, plus two Planetarium shows -- one was about the universe, and the other was the One World One Sky: Big Bird‘s Adventure. 

YES! A short travel within the solar system for only Php330! How cool is that?!

Anyhow, since we came in a bit late in the afternoon, we opted to start our tour by watching the Planetarium presentations. The first projected show was actually more interesting compared to Big Bird's adventure. But the latter was a more obvious hit for the kids since they enjoyed interacting with 'Elmo' and "Big Bird' all throughout the show.


After the Planetarium, we checked out the Grossology and Smart Media City -- both of which can be accessed on the first floor. 


After playing and exploring with the different gadgets and models, we all went up to the second floor to check out SpaceShip Earth, Virtual Reef, City Science, Robot Inc., and the iPlay iLearn Hub.

Inside the Virtual Reef
Inside the Earthquake Stimulator -- I wrote the script for this!!! So proud that it's still being played. =)
Hallway full of amazing creations!   

The little kids had a lot of fun. I guess the adults did too. But if you were to ask me, I'm good with one visit for now. I actually thought that the discovery center was as interesting and as interactive as the one that I visited in Singapore (which had more visually appealing models and presentations). So Nido's Science Discovery Center was just 3 out of 5 stars for me. 


How about you -- have you been to this part of Mall of Asia? Were your expectations of the discovery center been met? :) I would love to hear your thoughts!

Explore & Be Free!
Mai
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