Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Mind Museum Launches Its Online Fundraising Campaign

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to experience first hand a sample of what the Mind Museum has to offer for families and kids. Having raised PHP 512 million from individuals and organizations, this first ever world-class science museum in the Philippines targets to open in the latter part of 2011 and is to be located in Taguig City.

Below is the official press release of the Mind Museum's online fund-raising campaign:

The Mind Museum, the Philippines’ first world-class science museum, launches its online fundraising campaign through its redesigned website ( on May 29, 2010 at the Activity Center of Market! Market!, Taguig City. In order for Filipinos to get involved and help build imaginative minds, the Museum is harnessing cyberspace to invite individuals to donate via its first virtual exhibit: “Light a Star at the Mind Museum.”

For P1, 000 or P5, 000, The Mind Museum will light a star or a constellation in its website. Sponsorship could be done online via credit card and eventually through the ATM as well. The goal is to reach 2 million pesos to help light the night sky of The Mind Museum in the form of a Star Cloth in the Universe Gallery. The Museum will show its appreciation to donors by sending an electronic certificate of donation, and by posting on the donors’ FaceBook wall, if they have one. Donors’ names will also appear by their chosen star or constellation in the Museum’s virtual night sky, and they will also be recognized in a donors’ marker in the Universe Gallery.

In a few weeks, the Mind Museum will also be offering more virtual exhibits such as the sponsorship of elements and their products through its Chemical Kitchen exhibit. With the launch of this online campaign, The Mind Museum hopes to get more people to embrace the cause to complete our collective dream of telling the story of science to Filipinos.

By helping build The Mind Museum, we help build imaginative minds -- we help inspire future scientists, engineers, doctors, etc., that would help build our country. (Research shows that a country's progress in science and technology is directly correlated to economic progress).

A feature of the Mind Museum, the Roving Space Shell, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase and Company, is currently being hosted at the Activity Center in Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City, from May 29 to June 5, 2010. This inflatable planetarium can be experienced by all for a minimum individual cost of PHP 20. Shows run hourly from 11am to 7pm.

If you would like to sponsor a star (PHP 1,000) or a constellation (PHP 5,000) and become a part of this educational endeavor, visit the official web site of The Mind Museum at