International Museum Day @ Yuchengco Museum

May 18 is International Museum Day. For the past couple of years, we haven’t been able to visit any museums on this day but this year, we took advantage of the free entrance in celebration to this day.

We went to Yuchengco Museum in Makati City. We have been to Yuchengco a few years back but the children were quite young and don’t remember much from that trip.

From our recent trip, I learned that it is important to take our children to museums from time to time, even if it is the same museum. Here are some reasons:

  1. The perception of the children changes through the years. The way they think and appreciate art and history differs depending on their age.
  2. Museums give our children a glimpse of the past and give them opportunities to reflect on the past and the present and how the future could look like.
  3. Museum trips present an opportunity for our children to know that there is more to life than themselves. In our self-absorbed world, it is crucial to let our children know that they are a part of a big world and all that is happening around us.

    Here are some photos of our favorite paintings from the gallery.

There are many more museums that we should visit as a family and I am looking forward to more field trips with the family!

Our Yuchengco Museum Trip

Last Wednesday, we met with my sister and our Canadian friend who is visiting Philippines for a couple of weeks… We went to the Yuchengco Museum together at RCBC Towers in Makati City. It was my first time there and also for my kids.

I was so glad that Kyla enjoyed the museum! There were several sections and she appreciated seeing different sorts of arts and ideas! I didn’t send her to school that day and declared it a field trip day instead 😛

Kyla with her Tita

Enjoying my museum trip, picture taken by Kyla

this was a personal favorite..
it was a painting with mixed arts… there were real petals of flowers there!

I am just really glad the kids enjoyed our first trip to the museum!