Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival brings to us Mickey Mouse and Friends together with our much-loved stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and the Toy Story.

Dance and sing to Disney hits remixed to the hottest sounds of today. We’ve got hiphop, pop, reggae, rock, country and much more!

Have a rockin’ fun time with more than 25 Disney stars performing in this jam session.  Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; Woody, Buzz and Jessie as they rock the house in this one-of-a-kind concert experience.

Show Dates and Venues:
September 23-25, 2011- Waterfront Cebu City Hotel
October 5-9, 2011- Araneta Coliseum

Tickets on sale starting June 10, 2011.
Call Vivre Fort Entertainment at (02) 470 6956 for more details.

Click here for seat plans and ticket prices.

50% Discount on Entrance Fee at Philippine Science Centrum

The Philippine Science Centrum is offering a 50% discount on their entrance fee from April 1 to May 31. That means you get to pay only 50 pesos for 1.5 hours of interactive science fun!

The Philippine Science Centrum is the first hands-on science museum in the country.  It boasts of more than 80 interactive science exhibits that will surely rectify the misconception that learning about science is boring.

I took the toddlers on a “field trip” there last February and they had so much fun.  I will definitely be scheduling another trip there to take advantage of the discount.  We’d have to go there earlier though so we could also have time to play in Kids’ World.

Toddler Explorers On A Field Trip to the Philippine Science Centrum

During bath time tonight, I asked Jade what she did the entire day.  Our conversation went like this:

Mama:    “What did you do today, Jade?”
Jade:      “I pressed buttons!   Where are the buttons, Mama?”
Mama:    “Ohhh, you pressed the buttons.  What happened when you pressed the buttons?”
Jade:      “It spin!  Spin fast round and round.”

We spent an hour this morning at the Philippine Science Centrum and “pressing buttons” was what she remembered the most.  I presume this is because the science exhibits were interactive and most of them required pressing buttons.  She did want to pedal the bikes but was still too little.  I let her try but she herself sadly exclaimed, “But I’m too small!”  She may have been too small for most of the exhibits, but she and Jakei still had a blast during our “field trip.”

My toddlers and I ready to start our Science discovery

Jakei and Ate Lanie at the Van de Graaf Generator

Jade’s got the Earth on her hand!

Jakei on Tsunami Watch

Toddlers figuring out which cone was the easiest to lift.

The entire wall showed snapshots of a woman running               so RUN my toddlers went back and forth, back and forth

this CRAZY PENDULUM was so fun to watch the toddlers wanted to catch the arms



Jakei just mostly ran around and pressed buttons.  But I’m fairly sure that he also learned a lot from the exhibits.  Jade’s favorite among the exhibits was the Frozen Shadow. She would repeatedly press the button, run to the wall, wait for the light, then look at her shadow.  She would probably talk about the things she saw and did in the science museum for weeks; She still recalls our visit to Manila Ocean Park last December after all.  Knowing that the toddlers enjoyed while discovering new things makes activities like these worthwhile.

My Toddler Explorers

The Philippine Science Centrum is offering a 20% discount on admission fee until the end of February.  The regular fee is Php100 for both kids and adults but children below 2 years old are free of charge.  So, if you take your kids there before the month ends, you only pay Php80 for 1.5 hours of interactive fun and amazing discoveries.

Oh, and they also have Kids’ World, a playspace for children aged 2 to 9, where the little ones can pretend to cook and shop at the Market Place, safely climb a Rock Wall, build structures with the Big Big Blocks, and so many other things.  You’d need to shell out an additional Php50 for 30 minutes of play.  Which isn’t really bad considering that play areas in malls charge a lot more than that.

Are we going back there?  Definitely yes!
What did we love most about the place?
  • there was no crowd (lucky for us there were no school field trips scheduled this morning)
  • fun interactive learning (even the yaya and i learned a thing or two)
Our Toddler-friendliness Rating:  an 8.  the toddlers definitely had fun but they were still too small to use most of the interactive exhibits.