Monday, December 1, 2014

10 Xmas Gifts From Mind Museum

Considering that we celebrate an extended holiday season -- starting from the "ber" months to late January -- you'd think people would have enough time to shop for unique gifts. That's hardly ever the case, though.

Year after year, people rush to stores at the last minute to get the usual mugs, picture frames, toiletries, and what have you. However, getting an ordinary gift doesn't exactly usher in the spirit of the season. Why not wrap something remarkable? If your loved ones are that special, why not give them the stars? Not literally, of course, but something close with the help of The Mind Museum that has lots of great gifts. Add a special twist to your usual holiday flavor with gifts that inspire learning on this season of giving. Take your pick from these awesome offerings:

1. The Scientific Date: How about a date in an artsy but science-themed gallery, or stargazing in cozy couches in a custom-made planetarium?  Surprise your loved ones and young ones with All Day Passes or gift certificates to The Mind Museum! With over 250 hands-on, minds-on exhibits and live experiment demonstrations that unveil the remarkable science behind living and non-living things, a date or two there is definitely a unique and exciting way to spend time together this Yuletide season. Get them for only P750.  


2. Name the Stars after Your Loved Ones: Did you know that you can literally leave your mark in The Mind Museum by naming one of their virtual exhibits?  Leave your names or your loved ones’ on digital exhibits found in the different galleries there, through a fixed donation that comes with e-certificates.  Imagine the delight of seeing your family name imprinted on the virtual stars that make up a constellation, or a specific dinosaur that inhabits a virtual era in history. What’s more heart-warming is that proceeds for this program help support the institutions’ project of giving free museum visits to public school kids. Prices range from P1,000 to P5,000, depending on your choice.


3. The Key to Endless Discovery: How does a year-round, all day admission to the first world-class science museum in the country sound? Interactive exhibits, a thoughtfully designed planetarium, meticulously laid-out 3D shows, and exciting science demonstrations await the lucky gift recipient. The Mind Museum’s Unlimited Science Pass is your ticket to free admission to over 300 worldwide science museums, discounts on travelling exhibition tickets, birthday packages, and store purchases. Since the institution's goal is to expand the knowledge of today’s generation, this unli-pass directly supports free museum passes for underprivileged kids. For a group of four or more, passes sell for only P2,250/pax. 

4. All for Science, All for Love: To celebrate the holidays in a different, more meaningful way, why not sponsor a trip for public school kids this Christmas? You can even ask family or friends to join you in enriching the sense of wonder of these kids. To inquire about this project, send an email to inquiry@themindmuseum.org.  


5. Wear Your Wit: Let your friends “wear their wit” with exclusive shirts from The Mind Museum Store. These shirts come in different colors with vibrant graphics and statements that will truly make science a cool fashion statement. Prices range from P379.75 to P499.75.

6. Of Puzzles, Papers, and Pencils: Instead of those tired old notebooks or planners, try giving a funky Human Anatomy Notebook or Science Alphabet Notebook. They’re a safe space for random thoughts, important lists, or mind babbles. Pair these notebooks with Puzzle Color Pencils to create a DIY-diary. Get the notebooks for only P379.75, while a set of Puzzle Color Pencils can be yours for only P649.75.


7. Own the Universe: While kids are taking baby steps towards their dreams, you can show them the momentary shortcut in seizing the universe, literally, through the Star Planetarium! Projecting 3D stars, planets, and constellations, this amazing contraption also includes 3D glasses for a more mesmerizing virtual representation of what’s above and beyond the world we live in. Get the set for only P2,579.75.

8. Unearthing the Dinos: Be a paleontologist and travel back to the era of dinosaurs with the special Dino Excavation Kit. Dig for 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've just uncovered. The entire kit is sold for P2,699.75.

9. Tricks and Treats: Put a little ease and fun in teaching kids with exclusive playing cards from 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 and be a game master at the same time. What’s GNU deck costs P9,49.75 while the Hyperswipe set costs P1,349.75.

10. Build Your Own, Learn on Your Own: Teach your young ones the basics of gardening, without having to worry about landscaping your backyard, with these innovative plant miniatures! Grow the Sweet Leaf, with leaves that be used as a natural substitute for sugar; the Mini-Melons that produce sweet mini cantaloupes in less than two months; or get out-of-this-word with the Curious George Outer Space Adventure Garden that will allow kids to experiment in mini pots. Sweet leaf and Mini-melons cost P829.75 each while the Curious George Outer Space Adventure Garden is sold for P1,229.75.

Visit The Mind Museum today and enjoy endless activities and possibilities with these unique gifts.