The first children’s interactive museum in the Philippines, Museo Pambata will officially start its 20thanniversary celebration with the launch of the book IMAGINE | Looking Back and Looking Forward: Museo Pambata at 20 at Celestina in Greenbelt 5, Makati on October 24.
Written by Jacqueline Franquelli, IMAGINE invites you into Museo Pambata’s world, first to discover 20 of its facets that together represent a broader picture of what it has been, and then to envision what else it can be as it moves forward with bigger dreams.
The book features 28 of the most esteemed and accomplished Filipinos in their respective fields such as Helena Z. Benitez, David Consunji and Elizabeth Zobel – all Museo Pambata partners in advocating children’s causes. These visionaries will be joining us in imagining exciting possibilities for the future, by looking back on their own childhoods and reflecting on what it is that is relevant to the children of today.
Opened to the public in 1994, Museo Pambata features exhibits that encourage children to explore and discover various concepts while they play. Also held in the museum all year round are activities designed to educate, entertain, and develop the creativity of its young visitors. During the 1st Children’s Museum Awards in 2012, Museo Pambata was shortlisted and honoreed with a Special Commendation by Hands On! International and the European Museum Academy “for inspiring the creation of new children’s museums in the Philippines and in Asia.”
Proceeds of the sales of the book will benefit the museum’s educational programs.
For more information about Museo Pambata, please visit www.museopambata.org.