The Mind Museum
The first museum in the Philippines dedicated to science, with 5 main galleries and over 250 interactive exhibits. The Mind Museum holds monthly events for adults and children alike, featuring café symposiums and stars/planet-gazing at the canopy side. Surrounding outdoor areas include Science in the Park and JY Campos Park.
Visit www.themindmuseum.org for more details.
American War Memorial
A must-visit for history buffs, the largest American war memorial outside of the US commemorates 17,000 American and Filipino soldiers killed during World War II. The site is located along McKinley Road (at the junction of Rizal Drive and 8th Avenue) and spans 615,000 square metres. Bronze murals and maps depict the battles fought in the area during 1941-1942.
Bonifacio Global City
Bonifacio Global City is home to a number of art works created by internationally renowned Filipino artists and architects.
Commissioned by the Bonifacio Art Foundation, the pieces in and around BGC are tributes to history, culture and the environment.
Some of the engaging works that can be discovered on a leisurely stroll through BCG are:
The Trees: created by Rey Paz Contreras, this is the first sculpture installed in BGC in 1997.
Ang-Supremo: artist Ben-Hur Villanueva’s three-metre brass and bronze sculpture, a tribute to National Hero Andres Bonifacio.
Balanghai: created by Leo Gerardo Leonardo as a tribute to the Filipino spirit of hope and cooperation.
Kasaysayan-Bawat-Oras: a 16-metre brass and cement sculpture created by Juan Sajid de Leon, comprised of a sundial with seven figures representing the 7,100 islands of the Philippine archipelago.
Transformation: a magnificent glass sculpture created by Architect Lor Calma, representing the three main Philippine island groups of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Pasasalamat: a brass sculpture by Ferdie Cacnio representing two fishermen giving thanks for a bountiful harvest.
Specific Gravity: A suspended boulder fountain created by Reg Yuson, which highlights the connection between gravity and the audience.