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“Interesting concept, but needs maintenance.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Museo Pambata

Museo Pambata
Ranked #44 of 130 things to do in Manila
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This children's museum has lots of interactive exhibits.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews
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“Interesting concept, but needs maintenance.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We jumped on this attraction 1st among all the different attractions listed by TripAdvisor. We wanted a change from the usual kiddies hangout (playlands, playgrounds, etc.) and thought a museum for children would make a good alternative.

Located a few hundred meters from Manila Ocean Park, the museum has two floors with exhibits. In addition, there were exhibits in the external compound of the museum - the biggest of which was a Huey helicopter.

The exhibits were interesting, but looked tired. Understandably so, since when we were there, the museum also hosted groups of children on a field trip. Each group comprised over 20 children, and was allowed to spend a specific time in each exhibit area before being rotated to another area. The children varied in age - the older ones would find the exhibits boring. A few of the exhibits suffered from being mishandled.

However, for a toddler, the exhibits (working or otherwise) did not draw as much attention as the opportunity to run around and play pretend. There was ample opportunity for this between the rotating groups.

This would make a great musuem if the exhibits were maintained in working condition. There were too many failed exhibits. For us however, the trip was worthwhile since it gave the kid a chance to run around and discover a few new things - like being in the driver's seat of a life-size jeep and fire truck.

Visited November 2012
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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“A bit frayed around the edges, but still commendable...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

When they first put up Museo Pambata, there was no other museum like it in the country! That alone is already commendable, given that Filipinos aren't really known to be museum-goers. And to target kids as their main clientele was a stroke of genius, if not magnanimity. Congratulations to the management and staff!

Visited December 2011
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“"A Great Place For Children"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012


Museo Pambata means Children"s Museum. We find this museum by accident. When we saw it at the first sight, we decided to go into this museum immediately.


This museum is located in the former Manila Elks Club Building, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Luzon. It was a wonderful experience for us. This place is the great, fun and exciting place to learn something, especially for children.

You can find and learn about the Environment, Old Manila, Career Options, My Body Works, Market Place, Toys, Musical Instruments, Dolls in National Customs, Saving Mother Earth etc. They also offer arts and crafts lesson, shadow play performances etc.

The admission fee is php 100 for both children and adult. Opening hours Tuesday - Saturday from 08.00 AM - 05.00 PM ( September - February) and 09.00 AM - 05.00 PM (March - August) and Sunday from 01.00 PM to 05.00 PM.

So if you have a plan to visit Manila, especially with your kids, Museo Pambata is one of the must visit place in Manila.

Visited October 2012
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St. Geroge, UT
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“Good place for the kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Museo Pambata, is a great place to do some learning, especially for the Kids. Fun and exciting for the bata. check it out if you have time.

Visited December 2011
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“A playground”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

All the kids we brought here loved this place. Adults will also be entertained. It's like a big educational playground.

Visited September 2012
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