Our 2nd KidZania Manila Trip

Last week, my kids and I went back to KidZania in Taguig. We wanted to try out the other activities that we failed to do during our last visit to KidZania. We visited Kidzania a year ago when it was newly open and we wanted to see the changes. As KidZania celebrated its 1st birthday, they had a promo wherein the ticket prices were only 650 pesos for the kids and 500 pesos for the adults during weekdays so we took advantage of this huge discount and headed to Kidzania before our school year begins next week.

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As we entered the premises, we noticed that there weren’t much kids unlike our first visit. Most of the activities didn’t have a queue.

The first activity they tried was  the ABS CBN TV Studio .. and they became news reporters for TV Patrol.

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I was part of their audience and was pleasantly surprised that they were both able to read Filipino words and pronounced them with clarity.

They also became electrical engineers and fixed a problem with the electricity.

IMG_8809They tried the Coca Cola Bottlers too! They understood how the bottling process actually happens and the meticulous procedure that the drinks go through.

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IMG_8815My daughter was quite excited for the Art Academy. She got to do glass painting though it was fun, it failed our expectations since we thought there would be nicer art activities.

IMG_8822My son tried to be a musician and enjoyed playing the drums, the keyboard and singing his heart out!

They also tried the police patrolling and became partners with the firemen in keeping the burning hotel safe! IMG_8827

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Since the Olympics has just recently concluded, there were some games that they tried like archery and javelin throwing.

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And they also learned how Magnolia makes their famous ice cream.

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It seems that it will take us a long time before we go back to KidZania since we were able to do almost all the activities that my kids were interested in! KidZania is indeed a very educational and fun place to visit and I would recommend it as a mandatory field trip to students primarily 7-11 years of age.

For more information on KidZania Manila, visit their website and KidZania Manila FB page.

Our Kidzania Experience

As I have previously posted, Kidzania Manila is already open! Kidzania Manila is a theme-park where kids from 4-14 can role play different jobs and earn their own money.

On August 6, we joined the Kidzania preview for Homeschoolers of the Philippines group. We got there by 1PM and were allowed to stay until 8PM. Thankfully, the queue that day wasn’t long and better than what we actually expected. I went with my 11 year old and my 8 year old. We actually talked about which jobs they were going to do before we went so they were “sort-of” prepared.

After getting our wrist watches for safety and our passports, we went up the escalator and trooped inside Kidzania. As we entered Kidzania, it was as if we were entering another city. I immediately felt lost but knew that we had to find the bank to have the kids’ checque encashed. So we checked our maps but couldn’t figure out which way to go so we asked the friendly staff and they immediately brought us to BPI. Only kids are allowed to enter the establishments so the whole time, I would wait outside the establishments for the kids to finish their activity. Of course, I took photos and that kept me busy!

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There were so many activities to choose from ! As the kids choose which activities interested them, they also need to consider the queuing for each activity so they chose those with less people lined up and got to do most of the activity that they were really interested in!

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But among all the activities, their favorite activity is the CSI! They gathered evidences around Kidzania and processed them in the CSI Lab.

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They didn’t get to do many activities so they are looking forward to the next time they go back. And this time, they know which activity to do first!

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At the end of the day, they still have Kidzos (Kidzanian currency) and they deposited it to their BPI ATM card so that when they go back, they can just withdraw their money.

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When the kids got hungry, there were food establishments inside like McDonald’s and Goldilocks where we bought  food for them.

It was a very tiring day for me and the kids but I think the trip was worth it. The place definitely is world class. My kids get to experience what it was like to earn, save and spend their own money and they had fun while doing so. It was like visiting many factories, understanding how things work and learning about community workers. Though the entrance fee is a bit costly, we definitely plan to go back next year. Hopefully, by then, the other establishments are already open too.

For more information, visit the Kidzania Manila website.

 

 

 

KidZania Manila Opens!

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KidZania Manila finally opens its doors to the public on August 7, 2015, Friday. KidZania Manila is located at Park Triangle at BGC Taguig. This is best for children from ages 4-14. A real life simulation of a wide range of jobs, children of all ages will have fun learning in this role-playing environment. Children can be a police officer, fireman, dentist, cook, vet, pilot, broadcaster and any other vocation that they want to try as KidZania offers over 100 roles for them to try. They also simulate real  life because when kids work, they earn kidZos, this is KidZania’s own currency. They can choose to save or spend what the earn. Truly an interactive way to learn!

Its soft opening rates from August 7 to October 7, 2015:

Monday to Thursday rates  for Children (4-14 years old) is 750 pesos, for Toddlers (1-3 years old)  is 420 pesos, for Adults is 420 pesos and for babies (below 2 feet) is FREE.

Friday to Sunday and Holiday rates  for Children (4-14 years old) is 1000 pesos, for Toddlers (1-3 years old)  is 550 pesos, for Adults is 550 pesos and for babies (below 2 feet) is FREE.

From October 8, 2015 onwards:

Monday to Thursday rates  for Children (4-14 years old) is 900 pesos, for Toddlers (1-3 years old)  is 500 pesos, for Adults is 500 pesos and for babies (below 2 feet) is FREE.

Friday to Sunday and Holiday rates  for Children (4-14 years old) is 1100 pesos, for Toddlers (1-3 years old)  is 600 pesos, for Adults is 600 pesos and for babies (below 2 feet) is FREE.

Operating hours from Mondays to Thursdays are 9AM to 4PM (1 shift) while Fridays to Sundays and National Holidays are 9AM to 2PM and 3PM to 8PM.

For more information, visit the KidZania Manila Facebook page.