It's been a while since our last trip to the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center in MOA. We've gone there a couple of times in the past when it first launched and we loved the place. Imagine the thrill when we found out that it was relaunching with brand new galleries. Our inner geeks completely beamed!
Anyhoo, we finally went last Saturday and it was --as expected-- awesome! If your family loves science and discoevry as much as we do, then you'll never get enough of these 8 spanking new galleries.
Here, our boys got to sit alongside a replica of Lolong, the largest crocodile in captivity in actual size. They also learned a lot about plant and animal life with a choice of flipbooks and interactive video podiums.
This area got our boys discovering the inner workings of their own bodies with the funnest animated human anatomy that you can move according to your will. Kenji got his skeleton to dance Gangnam Style. Lol! They loved listening to the sounds of their internal organs, too.
The biggest thing about this place is that famous scientists donned the walls. My boys were particularly interested in their experiments and geeked out on the hands-on activities in the area.
Boys will indeed be boys. This gallery totally hit home. Miro and Kenji loved the engine tutorial, the little car exhibit, and the build-your-own-car game. Sweet!
Energy can be generated by so many things. Our boys have always known this, but it's cool re-learning it all over again with the help of virtual demos. They even got to meet the Trash Monster!
If there's one thing I liked about this gallery, it's the underwater-like tunnel. It feels almost like Ocean Park, except it's peppered with technology. Interactive podiums lined the area. And the sea creature photo wall connects to Facebook, so you get to see your pictures online.
Welcome to Miro's world! I don't think this boy will ever tire of watching a documentary on the creation of the universe. This gallery has more than that though. How about a huge-ass orb that changes surface according to different planets?
There's a camera exhibit with a gigantic vintage camera display. THIS is definitely my husband's geek spot. :) The live and loud communication set-up between two points on a wall was a fun way to get attention, too. :P
This is a running special exhibit. And I flopped here a little. :( There was no Cartoon Network event happening on the gallery that day. But it was still open with tiny activities like the Gumball animation cells you can take pictures in, and the manual Finn animator. Note to self: next time, plan a trip here when there's a Science of Cartoons event. And make sure that the Finn and Jake mascots are there (Kenji added).
Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center, too. There's nothing more fulfilling than rediscovering Discovery.