Dino Play at the Mind Museum

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

     Kenzo is fascinated with dinosaurs. I guess, kids this age will always wonder about the creatures who walked on earth million years ago. I asked my son why he likes to see a real dinosaur, his answer "I want to hear them roar and see how big they are." Kids like Kenzo can now learn and experience everything about dinosaurs. 

     Satisfy their curiosity and visit the interactive museum that caters to all things dinosaur! We visited The Mind Museum weeks ago and Kenzo got a chance to interact with other kids inside the latest travelling exhibition- Dino Play: Explore the Mind-blowing World of Dinosaurs. Before I show you what activities are in store for you, this exhibit will be at The Mind Museum for a limited time only. So plan your visit now!
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
     Dino Play was launched last June 29 and all the dinosaur fans are invited to come and explore the world of dinosaurs. A replica of Tyrannosaurus Rex's foot print welcomes the guests upon entering the venue.
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
A foot print of Tyrannosaurus Rex
     There's a vintage original Sarao Motors jeep that Kenzo noticed first. He checked out the jeep before going inside the exhibit. He likes cars and other kinds of transportation, so he will not let this one pass. 
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Kenzo inside a vintage Sarao jeep
The Dino Play Adventure

     The adventure begins by introducing guests as to what dinosaurs actually are, and how they are related to the more familiar, modern reptiles. I enjoyed this part of the tour because I really learned a lot and discovered some trivia about dinosaurs.
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Kenzo pointing the location of Philippines in this giant map
Dino Play is divided into four nests:

1. Dino Dig

     Be a paleontologist for a day! Paleontologists, or scientists who study dinosaurs and ancient biology through fossils, regularly go to the field and dust off rocks to look for fossils and what their surroundings imply about the dead creature and its previous life. 
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Dino Dig
     Here, guests use their Paleontologist Field Kits to reveal fossils hidden in the excavation sites! Kenzo enjoyed being a Paleontologist that day. Amidst the coarse texture of the sand, he gamely use his kit to dig and dust off rocks to see what lies beneath. He found a large fossil of fighting dinosaurs in the photo below.
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Dino Dig
2. Dino Lab

     It's time to investigate the fossils to discover at Dino Lab. It's the second nest where you can examine actual fossil remains. Take a look at dinosaur bones, petrified wood, ancient shelled creatures called ammonites, and even dinosaur poop that has since turned to stone. 
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Dino Lab
     I also enjoyed examining different fossils inside this nest. Kenzo and I were examining a baby dinosaur fossils (head) and for us to know what kind of dinosaur it is, we need to use the magnifying glass then observe its appearance then locate the name of that dinosaur in the given chart.
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Dino Lab
3. Dino Fun

     This is the third nest where you can go hands-on with a variety of activities. These activities are actually for kids to learn and play on their own. They can do this with other kids just be sure to guard them at all times and assist them in the following activities:

A. Make your own fossils- using sand art materials.
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Make your own fossils
B. Dino Family Tree- Play and learn about a day in the life of a dinosaur. 
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Dino Family Tree
C. Dino Lookout Tower- climb and spot any rogue dinosaurs that may be hiding in the vicinity! 
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Dino Look Out Tower
4. Dino Den

     Once you've fully immersed yourself in the world of dinosaurs, why not become one yourself in the Dino Den? In this activity area recommended for kids 2-8 years old, they can put on their dinosaur costumes and stomp around in a forest land with their friends and classmates. 
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
Dino Den
     Each nest not only provides you and your family with fun activities, but also with ample information on how dinosaurs lived and are studied. Adult Guides are also provided for parents and teachers; these are manuals that can be found in each nest, highlighting the activities and supplementary information they can use to engage their students and enhance their learning experience. 
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
     Even the outside areas provide interactive learning: you can measure your height and compare this to those of the dinosaurs! 
Dino Play at the Mind Museum
     Dino Play provides an excellent opportunity for kids and kids at heart to learn about some of the most intriguing creatures that have ever lived in our Earth’s history! Thank you so much, The Mind Museum for having us. Kenzo not only enjoyed the day but he learned so many things inside Dino Play's nests. 

For more information or for interested parties who would want to host the Dino Play exhibition, 
visit their website at www.themindmuseum.org
send an email to:  inquiry@themindmuseum.org
Like them on Facebook: The Mind Museum
Follow on Twitter: @themindmuseum
Follow on Instagram: @themindmuseum

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*The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Dino Play will be on display in the Museum for a limited run, until September 30, 2016 only. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science closer to the general public. 

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