My family has been waiting for KidZania Manila to open ever since they started constructing their 8,000+ sqm space on Park Triangle BGC. So guess how excited I was to receive an invitation to a special preview in my inbox?
What is KidZania?
KidZania is the world’s fastest-growing family educational entertainment center designed as a real city to provide the ultimate role playing environment for kids 3 to 14 years old. KidZania Manila will be the 20th KidZania City around the world.
The setup is one of an independent city run by “The Central Government of KidZania.” They have their own Immigration and PaZZport offices!
Learning Through Role Play
Kids can role play over 70 professions, such as firefighter, doctor, chef, crime scene investigator, and so much more! After working at certain establishment, kids receive compensation in the form of KidZos, the official KidZania currency which can be used within the city.
Through KidZania’s tie-ups with corporate partners, kids will actually be able to “work” behind the scenes at an ABS-CBN, bake pastries at Goldilocks, create ice cream concoctions at the Magnolia Ice Cream Factory, or try their hand at being factory workers at the Coca Cola Plant. They can drive cars and gas up at the local Shell Station, become pharmacists with Mercury Drug, serve burgers at McDonalds, sell books at National Book Store or groceries at Healthy Options, and receive pilot training at Cebu Pacific. They even have their own BPI branch where kids can encash checks and deposit their savings.
Our KidZania Experience
The Press Preview was really perfect timing, because Jacob was dismissed early from school and I was able to take him with me! We were only able to stay for a little over an hour #becausehomework.
Jacob’s first “job” was at the KidZania Manila Fire Department (K.F.M.D.).
Jacob had so much fun playing firefighter! It was really such a learning experience too. I told him he could try one more establishment and then we had to be on our way. We ended up at St. Luke’s hospital.
The kids were taught how to carry, swaddle, bathe, and change the diaper of a newborn baby. Jacob told me he was pretending that the baby was his sister, Naomi 🙂
After the Nursery, Jacob still wanted to try more places, but we really had to go. I promised we’d be back real soon. The Shell station + cars will is the next thing on our must-try list , and for older kids, I heard that the Crime Scene Investigation activities are a lot of fun too!
When will KidZania Manila be open to the public?
KidZania Manila will finally open on August 7, 2015! Mark your calendars!
KIDZANIA MANILA OPERATING HOURS
Mondays to Thursdays: 9am-4pm
Fridays to Sundays: 9am-2pm and 3-6pm
TICKET PRICES (August 7 to October 7, 2015)
Mondays to Thursdays / Fridays to Sundays
Infants 1 year old and below: FREE / FREE
Toddlers 1-3 years old: P420 / P550
Children 4-14 years old: P750 / P1,000
Adults 15 years old and above: P450 / P550
KIDZANIA Manila, Park Triangle, North 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Phone: +632 711-KIDZ (5439)
Supplementary images via KidZania Manila (images affixed with KidZania logo)