Event: Mind Museum seeks donation to boost Science and Technology Education in the Philippines

Schools will soon flock Taguig to encourage students  improve knowledge and skills in Science and Technology.
The Mind Museum, the Philippines’ first world-class science museum, launches its online fundraising campaign through its redesigned website (www.themindmuseum.org) on May 29, 2010 at the Activity Center of Market! Market!, Taguig City. In order for Filipinos to get involved and help build imaginative minds, the Museum is harnessing cyberspace to invite individuals to donate via its first virtual exhibit: “Light a Star at the Mind Museum.”  

For P1, 000 or P5, 000, The Mind Museum will light a star or a constellation in its website. Sponsorship could be done online via credit card and eventually through the ATM as well. The goal is to reach 2 million pesos to help light the night sky of The Mind Museum in the form of a Star Cloth in the Universe Gallery. The Museum will show its appreciation to donors by sending an electronic certificate of donation, and by posting on the donors’ FaceBook wall, if they have one. Donors’ names will also appear by their chosen star or constellation in the Museum’s virtual night sky, and they will also be recognized in a donors’ marker in the Universe Gallery.
 In a few weeks, the Mind Museum will also be offering more virtual exhibits such as the sponsorship of elements and their products through its Chemical Kitchen exhibit. With the launch of this online campaign, The Mind Museum hopes to get more people to embrace the cause to complete our collective dream of telling the story of science to Filipinos.
By helping build The Mind Museum, we help build imaginative minds -- we help inspire future scientists, engineers, doctors, etc., that would help build our country.

The Mind Museum, in partnership with JP Morgan Chase and Company, brings to the Filipino public The Roving Space Shell – a travelling inflatable dome that would bring the wonders of the universe within our reach. The 8-meter diameter Roving Space Shell is from Cosmodome Australia and is the choice of many universities and research institutions around the world, including NASA. This inflatable planetarium can sit up to 50 people comfortably with a 360- degree view of the shows through a high definition projector. This also provides the public a sneak preview of what The Mind Museum, our country’s first world class science museum, will be offering to the public when it opens late next year. 

For their first dome show, they are presenting “Impact Earth” a 25-minute show that takes you from the birth of the Solar System, to the craters of Mercury and the Moon focusing on the history of and possibilities for asteroid impacts.  As it travels to schools, we will also have teaching modules on the workings of the solar system projected inside the dome.

This inflatable planetarium experience will be hosted at the Activity Center in Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City, from May 29 to June 5, 2010. Those who would want to see the show will only be charged P20. The schedule of the show is hourly from 11 am to 7pm.
Thank you to Mr. Manny Blas, the Managing Director of Mind Museum, Ms. Maria Isabel Garcia, Curator of Mind Museum, Noreen and Arpee Lazaro and Kankan Ramos-Lim of Yehey Corporation for the experience.
Teachers and students, experience the Roving Space Shell at Market Market!