Robinsons Place Bacolod brings over the Science Circus to Bacolod City, a traveling exhibition by The Mind Museum. It will run from April 6 to May 6, 2018 at the fountain area of the mall.
The Science Circus combines circus fun, art, and Science in one very interesting and interactive exhibit. Each display is more than just a photo opp for the perfect Instagram post. The 4D interactive exhibits aims to let visitors experience and even explain facts of science that are found and experienced in our everyday lives.
Science Museum Tickets
A single receipt purchase of P1,000 from Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, and its subsidiaries entitles a customer a free pass to the exhibit. Different purchase requirements apply for other participating tenants. Meanwhile, general admission to the Science Circus is only P50 and totally worth it.
Bridging the Summer Slide
The summer slide occurs during the summer when kids are on vacation from school. It seems that they take a rest from learning, as they drop all the daily routines pertaining to school. This is a perennial problem for the teachers.
“During the summer vacation, all students experience the “summer slide” in learning. We hope to help in bridging that gap by providing the kids of Bacolod with a fun and interesting display that either introduces or reinforces scientific concepts during their free time,” says Mr. Joseph Sian, Robinsons Land VisMin Operations Director. “We are confident that the Science Circus by The Mind Museum will be a hit not only among young children and teens, but our young adult mall goers as well.”
The Science Circus aims to draw families to the mall for a one-of-a-kind learning and bonding activity. Families will be able to learn some scientific concepts and make discoveries together.
The event is supported in part by Mastercard, LimkacoIndustries, Uratex, and Thompson Hardware and Lighting Center.
What to Expect at The Science Circus
Science Circus: Step Right Up! is the 5th traveling exhibition of The Mind Museum. There are a total of 12 sections on display, so be sure to cover all of them.
The Science Circus showcases the amusing, the peculiar, and the extraordinary in our everyday experiences, but in the form of interactive exhibits that deceive the senses as well as boggle the mind. Some of the exhibits can pass up as complex toys, but kids are already learning from them.
As guests enter the exhibit area, they will be welcomed by a festive and colorful façade that sets the tone for the sights and sounds inside the circus. Then, they will be ushered to interactive exhibits that are displayed simultaneously. Guests can go around the different set ups in the order that they please. In our case, we went from our right, going around in a circle.
To See is to Believe
Guests to the Science Circus will witness a menagerie of exhibits that will make you ask the validity of the phrase, “To see is to believe.” It seems that you cannot always trust your senses. Parts of Science Circus will unveil the “blindness” of the mind’s eye through floating heads and bodies, deceptive room interiors, playful eyes that follow you wherever you go, and other mind-boggling illusions.
Honestly, I got really crazy at the Perception Room. I haven’t even stepped in there and my head already started spinning. Shane went in there and would not go out, but I needed her to come out already because we were called to have snacks. I couldn’t get her–I just couldn’t. haha I would not recommend this for somebody who has vertigo.
Perception Room Experience
Check out the kids’ experience at the Perception Room in the video below. This was taken by my husband as I could not step foot inside it. My head was already spinning even though I was looking from the outside.
Guests can also engage their minds in puzzles and enjoy how Math and art come together. There are simple machines, a spinning chair that you would be challenged to spin in, and a funky selfiekaleidoscope. All of these will surely engage kids and families to have fun with physics and engineering!
There are also costumes for kids and grown ups that they can wear to go with the different exhibit areas.
Our kids truly had a grand time at the Science Circus. Both kids love visiting museums, especially Science Museums, and this one just got them all revved up. We were there for about two hours already and they still wouldn’t leave. Had to negotiate with them that we will just come back again.
It was wonderful just going around the Science Circus. We let the kids roam around all they want and try different stuff. We just keep a close eye on them, especially if there are lots of other people. As a family that is homeschooling in Bacolod, events like these are very important for us and we make sure not to miss them.
We are thankful to Robinsons Place Bacolod for bringing such learning and worthwhile activities for kids like the Science Circus here in Bacolod City. Our most recent activity there was the Pink Fong Mall Show.
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Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: