Summer is just around the corner and with all the in-season classes and activities that are available, parents are caught between the choice of educational or fun engagements for their children. If you’re in a struggle between the two, worry no more because SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. has the perfect summer activity for you!
SM Lifestyle Entertainment’s (SMLEI) Exploreum is a family-centered facility that believes in parent-children bonding activities that engage and mould curious minds through edutainment (a term used for education through entertainment). Now, fully renovated and with additional summer programs, Exploreum offers 118 child-friendly all-new interactive exhibits and over 100 interesting nuggets of information situated in eight major interactive galleries namely the Natural World, Human Adventure, Zoom, Connect, Cyberville, Space Camp, the Living Earth, and Science Park.
The Exploreum’s Main Attractions
One of the main attractions in Exploreum is the Science on a Sphere or the SOS. First in the Philippines, the Science on a Sphere is a room-sized digital globe that projects real-time, dynamic images of planets, climate change, ocean temperature, and even air traffic. Developed by the US government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the SOS will be an interactive exhibit, allowing visitors to control the face of the sphere through a tablet.
If your kids are into movies, the Exploreum houses the country’s only full-sized Dome Theatre. Formerly known as the Planetarium, the Dome Theatre is the only theatre in the Philippines that could boast of its 180-degree digital screen and advanced audio-visual system. With the Digi-star 5, the world’s best-selling operating system and the latest installment for full dome theatres, the 158-seater Dome Theatre promises a photo-realistic experience through its clear-cut projections and remarkable surround sound that will make guests feel as if the cosmos are just within reach. This state-of-the-art facility will feature videos about the space, earth, and beyond.
Exploreum’s First Summer Camp
Involve your children in an entertaining and informative event this summer through the Exploreum Summer Camp 2015. Through this summer program, children will be exposed to practical science experiments that can help them appreciate how the world works. Designed for kids from 4-12 years old, this summer camp develops a learning experience for kids through fun and play. Filled with stimulating games and other exciting activities, the Summer Camp will run from May 8-10, 2015 in Exploreum at SM Mall of Asia.
Science Quiz Bee
SMLEI will be hosting its first ever Science Quiz Bee: a nationwide inter-school competition that will focus on all branches of science. Running from July 2015 to February 2016, the winning school will take home a grand prize of 1 million pesos. Moreover, SMLEI will be giving away cash prices weekly, monthly, and quarterly in each of the qualifying competitions leading to the grand tournament. Students can also participate in the competition by setting up science exhibits in their respective schools.
With all the exhibits and events to look forward to, you can immerse your children in educational and engaging activities this summer at the Exploreum: where science becomes fun! The Exploreum is located at SM Mall of Asia and SM Lanang Premier. For more information, visit www.exploreum.ph