Here's what the museum has to offer, from a 5 year old's perspective:
- a secret movie house for watching movies
- emergency accessories of the boat
- a canoe
- a propeller
- artwork in frames
- lots and lots of maps in secret drawers
- flags with different patterns
If the above doesn't give you enough reason to go and check it out, here are some pictures of the museum's features that my sister took during the field trip:
Walls of seafarer stories
Video kiosks about the Associated Marine Officers and Seamen's Union of the Philippines and the All Japan Seamen's Union
Model Ships - the boys are going to love this
Portholes into the past
|the camera couldn't capture enough of what can be seen inside the portholes|
Maps and Timelines
Ship parts and accessories on display
|the emergency accessories|
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A life-sized lifeboat where you can have snacks under...
while admiring the colorful artwork about seafarers and their families
Bonus: the flags!
According to this article, many other sections are still being developed. All in all, its a good place to learn about seafarers and the hard work that they are doing for our country. When are you going?
Museum Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon
Address: 814 J. Nakpil corner Pilar Hidalgo Lim Sts., Malate Manila Tel No: ( 02) 353-81-80 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Free admission.
P.S. Homeschool Extras
This trip would be a perfect complement to a unit on water transportation. Some suggestions to enhance this experience:
- a side-trip to the pier to see the passenger / cargo ships or to Manila Bay to see the docked yachts. Have snacks along the area and wait for the sunset, too.
- a cruise on Manila Bay
- Do you know a seafarer? Why not invite him into your home and have your child interview him about life on a ship.
Photos by my sister Tiffanie