Joe D' Mango 'lights up' Mind Museum

Posted at 04/05/12 9:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Find out how a tornado forms, marvel at the size of a T-Rex, experience how it’s like to walk in a spinning tunnel, play with a robot, watch a 3-D film, and make some music using a string-less laser harp.

These are just some of the fun things that one can do at the Mind Museum, the first world-class science museum in the country, located at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

Being one of the donors, ABS-CBN Corp. was treated to a visit to the Mind Museum. The company’s executives took a break from their busy schedules to check out the museum’s interactive exhibits.

They also watched “Simula,” a 3-D animated short film about the natural history of the Philippines, which was directed by Chito Roño.

“Simula” is shown in the Nature’s Hourglass Mini Ampitheater sponsored by ABS-CBN.

Joe D’ Mango ‘lights it up’

Here’s an interesting piece of trivia about the Nature’s Hourglass: the lighting and electronics consultant for the mini ampitheater, as well as many of the other exhibits in the Mind Museum, is Kapamilya anchor Joe D’ Mango, host of radio dzMM’s “Love Notes.”

Joe, or Rolando Sulit in real life, is a computer science graduate who is very much into electronics.

“After my program in dzMM, I’d go straight here to the museum,” he shared. “I am in charge of most of the technical stuff, like lighting and electronics.”

Sulit also made Mimo, the moving and talking robot that is among the favorites in the museum. “It’s a very rewarding experience and I’m proud to be a part of the Mind Museum,” he said.

The Mind Museum is located at JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Tickets are priced at P600 for adults, P450 for children and private school students, and P150 for public school students and teachers with valid IDs. Children two feet and below can get in for free.

This article was first published on ABS-CBN’s Intranet site e-Frequency. Photo provided by e-Frequency.

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