Still clueless on how to spend Christmas this year or what to buy as gifts to family & friends? THE MIND MUSEUM has come up with 10 gift suggestions that will inspire learning & impart a whole new meaning to 'holiday gift-giving'.
1. Go on a Scientific Date with your loved ones and kids by getting an All Day Pass or gift certificate worth Php 750.00 each & explore over 250 hands-on, minds-on exhibits & live experiment demonstrations on everything about living & non-living things.
2. Get the chance to Name the Stars after your Loved Ones through a fixed donation with e-certificates. At prices ranging from Php 1,000.00 - Php 5,000.00 (depending on the choice of show), not only will your names be imprinted on any of the virtual exhibits, your donation will also benefit public school kids under the 'free museum visits' project of TMM & supporting institutions.(For more information, visit http://exhibits.themindmuseum.org.)
3. The Key to Endless Discovery starts with a purchase of TMM’s Unlimited Science Pass to give you a a year-round, all-day admission inside the first world-class science museum in the country. This pass also gives free admission to over 300 worldwide science museums, discounts on travelling exhibition tickets, birthday packages, and purchases inside The Mind Museum Store. Like the fixed donation scheme in no. 2, this unli-pass also directly supports free museum passes to underprivileged kids. (For a group of four or more, avail the Unlimited Science Pass for only Php2,250/pax.Visit https://www.themindmuseum.org/science-alive/63/membership-program for more information)
4. Celebrate the holidays in a more meaningful fashion by getting the All for Science, All for Love pass which can sponsor a trip for public school kids this Christmas. Turn this into a group effort by encouraging your family or friends to do the same. (To inquire about this project, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Aside from the tickets, The Mind Museum Store also offers these.
5. Wear cool shirts that talk. These exclusively designed shirts come in different colors with "vibrant graphics and statements that will truly make science a cool fashion statement of choice this holiday season." (Prices range from Php379.75 to Php499.75)
6. Of Puzzles, Papers, and Pencils. Try giving the young ones (or even your family and friends) these funky Human Anatomy Notebook and Science Alphabet Notebook which are a far-cry from the usual planners. Then pair them with Puzzle Color Pens with colorful tips. (Human Anatomy Notebook and Science Alphabet Notebook are sold for only Php379.75, while Puzzle Color Pencils set is sold for only Php649.75.)
7. Own the Universe: Show your kids the "momentary short-cut in seizing the universe" by giving them a Star Planetarium of their own. With projecting 3D stars, planets, and constellations, this amazing contraption also includes 3D glasses for a more awesome virtual representation of what’s above and beyond the world we’re living in. (The Star Planetarium set is sold for only Php2,579.75.)
8. Unearth the Dinos by being a paleontologist and travel back to the era of dinosaurs with the special edition of Dino Excavation Kit. Dig for the bones hidden in the gypsum block, assemble them and enjoy your very own miniature dinosaur skeleton replica. Top it off by learning more about the fossils you have just uncovered. (The entire Dino Excavation Kit is sold for Php2,699.75.)
9. These Tricks and Treats will put some fun and ease in teaching kids. Use playing cards that are exclusively sold at The Mind Museum store.
You can either get What’s GNU?—a 3-letter learning game deck or go for a game of speed and visual tricks with Hyperswipe! Grab these cards now, be the learning and game master at the same time, and let the enlivening game itself, too, serve as an added gift to these kids! (What’s GNU deck costs Php9,49.75 while the Hyperswipe set costs Php1,349.75.)10.
10. Teach your young ones the basics of gardening by getting the Build Your Own, Learn on Your Own kit & they won't have to worry about landscaping your backyard with these innovative plant miniatures. You can either let them grow the Sweet Leaf, which grows leaves that be used as a natural substitute for sugar; the Mini-Melons that will actually produce sweet mini cantaloupes in less than 2 months; or get really out-of-this-word with the Curious George Outer Space Adventure Garden that will even allow them to experiment right in their mini pots! (Sweet leaf and Mini-melons cost Pho829.75 each while the Curious George Outer Space Adventure Garden is sold for Php1,229.75.)