Museo Pambata opens Discover Diwata-1 exhibit

Museo Pambata has opened a special exhibit corner in the museum’s I Love My Planet Earth Room. The “Discover DIWATA-1” exhibit will allow kids to explore space through the Philippines’ very own microsatellite.

The exhibit was made possible with the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD).
Children will be able to learn more about the first Filipino-made satellite and how it is used in studies for climate, geography, and the like.

In the exhibit area, visitors can view a life-size model of DIWATA-1 and observe how it orbits Earth. You can also see actual images taken by the microsatellite, such as the view of Mt. Pinatubo from space.
Children can also don laboratory gowns and goggles and immerse themselves in the ground receiving center to get a feel of how DIWATA-1 was conceptualized and created.

“Discover DIWATA-1” will be open to the public beginning December 9, 2017.
Museo Pambata has six other theme rooms with hands-on educational exhibits: Old Manila, Environment, Children in the Global Village, Career Options, Marketplace and My Body Works.
Visit Museo Pambata from Tuesday to Saturday (9 AM to 5 PM) and on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. It is located along Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila.

For more information, visit Museo Pambata or the museum’s Facebook page.

All images c/o Museo Pambata

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