Dino Play at Shops at Atria!

THERE is probably nothing more fascinating to young children more than dinosaurs. But why? Dinosaurs have not walked Earth for 65 million years now. So what’s so fascinating about them? Is it their size or imposing stature? Is it the way they move and eat? And while we’re at it, what makes dinosaurs, dinosaurs?

Satisfy their curiosity (and yours) by visiting The Mind Museum’s latest traveling exhibition, Dino Play: Explore the Mind-blowing World of Dinosaurs! This is an exhibition supported by Datem Inc., Sarao Motors, and Uratex Foam, with special thanks to Thompson Hardware and Lighting Center and Family of Larry and Pat Gotuaco.

Launched last June 29, Dino Play invites young dinosaur fans to come and explore the world of dinosaurs. A vintage original Sarao Motors jeep will immediately welcome you to the exhibit, lending a local color to the adventure that awaits you and the kids!

A T. rex sculpture also waits for you at the entrance with giant dinosaur eggs that you can wriggle into to take a shot of your first exhibit photo!

The adventure begins by introducing guests as to what dinosaurs actually are, and how they are related to the more familiar, modern reptiles. Then follow the massive dino footprints representing the impressions left when dinosaurs used to roam the earth. Here, you can leave your own footprints and compare them to the dinosaurs’ such as the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Velociraptor.

Dino Play is divided into four nests, beginning with Dino Dig. Try your hand at being a paleontologist! Paleontologists, or scientists who study dinosaurs and ancient biology through fossils, regularly go to the field and dust off rocks to look for fossils and what their surroundings imply about the dead creature and its previous life. Here, guests use their Paleontologist Field Kits to reveal fossils hidden in the excavation sites!

Investigating fossils will lead you further into the Dino Lab where you can examine actual fossil remains. Take a look at dinosaur bones, petrified wood, ancient shelled creatures called ammonites, and even dinosaur poop that has since turned to stone. But the fun doesn’t end there!

In the Dino Fun area, you can go hands-on with a variety of activities: you can make your own fossils, play with the Dino Family Tree, and learn about a day in the life of a dinosaur. Then climb the Dino Lookout Tower and spot any rogue dinosaurs that may be hiding in the vicinity!

Once you’ve fully immersed yourself in the world of dinosaurs, why not become one yourself in the Dino Den? In this activity area recommended for kids 2-8 years old, they can play pretend, stomp around and leave dino footprints in a forest land with their friends and classmates.

Each nest not only provides you and your family with fun activities, but also with ample information on how dinosaurs lived and are studied. Adult Guides are also provided for parents and teachers; these are manuals that can be found in each nest, highlighting the activities and supplementary information they can use to engage their students and enhance their learning experience.

Even the outside areas provide interactive learning: you can measure your height and compare this to those of the dinosaurs!

Dino Play provides an excellent opportunity for kids and kids at heart to learn about some of the most intriguing creatures that have ever lived in our Earth’s history!

The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Dino Play will be on display at Shops at Atria for a limited run, August 15– September 15, 2017. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science closer to the general public.



Isuzu PH successfully holds biggest meet up for customers

CELEBRATING two decades of success in the business is not easy. The learnings, perseverance, and challenges, are some of the fundamentals on how to achieve sustainable growth in the company.


Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), recently celebrated two decades of success following the gathering of its biggest event for their recognized Isuzu clubs; Team Isuzu Pilipinas, Team Isuzu Car Enthusiast and mu-X Owners Philippines.

Dubbed as “Isuzu Big Meet,” the event, which was held at Megatent in Libis, Quezon City, was made to promote camaraderie between Isuzu vehicle owners, as well recording the biggest gathering of Isuzu club members in one place.

More than 300 Isuzu owners with their vehicles joined the grand meet, which displayed Isuzu’s current light commercial vehicle line-up, namely the Crosswind AUV, D-MAX pick-up and mu-X SUV, alongside its iconic models like the Hi-Lander, Fuego pick-up and Alterra.

To make event more exciting, IPC held its first car show for stock and modified Isuzu vehicles. Open for all clubs are categories such as Best AUV, Best Pick-up, and Best SUV. Meanwhile for the modified categories, Isuzu clubs competed on Best Engine Set-up, Best Sound/Entertainment System Set-up, and Best 4×4 Vehicle Set-up.

Judged by IPC executives and members of the motoring media, champions emerged from each club; Victor Candelaria (Best AUV), Dr. Roman Remo (Best Pick-up), JT Lerma (Best SUV), Ivan De Castro (Best Engine Set-up), Deni Von Amatorio (Best Sound/Entertainment) and Vic Makimkim (Best 4×4 Set-up). Each of them received cash prize, trophy, and premium Isuzu merchandise; as well as cash prizes and premium merchandise to the first and second runner-up winners.

Moreover, the owners of the Oldest Isuzu Model and the Highest KM Mileage in attendance, were also given recognition and prizes, Oldest Model awards was given to Alex Cabungal for his 1976 Gemini. Chito Villanueva from Team Isuzu Pilipinas took the highest mileage award for recording 998,628 kilometers on his Isuzu Hi-Lander.

Part of the giving thanks to its loyal customers, IPC provided an exclusive 20-percent discount to all event participants applicable to all Isuzu merchandise, parts and accessories displayed during the event.

The afternoon session was filled with fun games like the burger and hotdog eating contest participated by all clubs, and band entertainment by IPC Band, Pub Forties and PUPIL.

IPC President Hajime Koso expressed his elation over the success of the program, saying that the event is a true testament on the reliability and trustworthiness of the brand with Filipinos motorists. 

“We are thankful for the trust that you have continually showed us over the course of the years. We value this partnership and rest assured that we will continue to provide utmost quality and topnotch service every time you would seek our service,” Koso said. “Just like car clubs, we want everyone to join hands and be united not just on meets, but also on the road,” he added.

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