Sunday, April 20, 2008

Exploring the SM Science Discovery Center with my Family

"Have you ever wondered what the future is like and what it holds for everyone? Welcome to the SM Science Discovery Center, where you get to experience tomorrow's technology today!"

We were able to visit the SM Science Discovery Center (SMSDC), the first Technology-Based, Highly Interactive Science Learning theme park in the country, housed in a 3000 square meter, two-level facility in the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. SM SDC is devoted to providing the public- kids and adults alike- entertainment, fun, and most of all, a highly interactive way to learn and appreciate Science and Technology.

SM SDC boasts of nine walk-through galleries, namely the Life Clock- a two-level kinetic Time-Capsule; ImagePort- celebrating green screen-technology; Media City- boasts of the latest in PC and Virtual games and software; Transportation Nation- showcasing new technologies in various modes of transporations, which also houses three cockpits for simulation of flight; Grossology- a traveling exhibit which celebrates the reality of Natural Science: how the body works, Spaceship Earth- where you can learn why and how it is to take care of our beloved planet; Virtual Reef- how it looks, sounds, and feels like underwater; City Science- where you can see scale models of the tallest buildings in the world and experience an earthquake; Robot Inc.- see the most famous robots that made a mark in history; and LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Center- where you can download programs to your robots via Bluetooth and cure an ailing heart in the Dr. Hearbeat Program! Aside from these, SM SDC is home to the most advanced 360-degree dome screen technology- the Digistar Planetarium!

The SM Science Discovery Center is aptly situated in the Largest Mall in the Philippines- the SM Mall of Asia. SM MOA, as it is commonly called, is one of the largest Shopping Malls in the world- sixth only in terms of gross floor area. SM MOA consists for four buildings - the Main Mall, the South Carpark Building, the North Carpark Building, and the two-level Entertainment Mall. The last building houses the SM Science Discovery Center in its Southside. Not only home to world-class facilities such as SM SDC, SM Mall of Asia is a milestone in the Philippine shopping mall industry; an engineering & architectural achievement on its own!

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