Our Visit to the Quezon City Experience (QCX) Museum
|City on a Hill Gallery. Those are tablets with photos and information about the city sights and infrastructure.|
Being a Quezon City resident for quite a while now, including my college days in UPD, I honestly have little information about the City. Besides, visiting an interactive museum sounded like a fun afternoon activity for me and the kids.
QCX or Quezon City Experience is an interactive and socio-cultural green building-compliant city museum which was inaugurated in November 9, 2015 within the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. QCX primarily displays the history and culture of Quezon City. It is touted as the first interactive museum of the city. (Wikipedia)
The museum was a little hard to find, since it's new, there were still no signages pointing to its location. It is just across Commonwealth Avenue, so it's best to enter through that gate.
|A photo with Manuel Quezon's bust|
|Interactive Table of QC history|
The complex is fully air-conditioned and well-lit, so the tour was comfortable for us, especially that I had 2 toddlers tagging along.
My children especially loved the Housing, Jeepney, School, Street Scene galleries because they had child-sized, child-friendly exhibits.
|My little boy thought this was a microwave, hehe.|
|Housing Gallery. These are kiddie-sized houses to replicate the city's housing projects. You can also see here the wall of all the City Mayors, from past to present.|
|School Gallery. That TV is interactive, it has a sensor so you can swipe to explore.|
|My little ones absolutely loved this school bus. Who wouldn't? It's so cute!|
|You can even browse and listen to OPM music|
|Tada! I'm in UP!|
|Street Scene Gallery|
|Local Business Gallery|
|Entertainment Gallery. As QC is home to the well-known TV Stations|
I also appreciated the Monuments Gallery, because the scaled models were so detailed (I asked the tour guide, and indeed they were built using a 3D printer).
I am also happy that the QCX complex is a green-building compliant structure, meaning they did not cut any trees during its construction, and built around them instead. Maybe it's the Landscape Architect in me that appreciates those little details :)
|UP Diliman Scaled model|
|Iglesia ni Cristo Church|
|Santo Domingo Church|
|The Big Dome|
|Green-building complaint structure|
|They even found a way to preserve this big tree :)|
They will ask you for your feedback at their Expressions Gallery after the tour (the entire tour lasts about an hour).
|Current Issues Art Gallery. This Sardine sculpture is meant to represent the current sad state of our "education" system.|
If you're planning to visit soon, take advantage of their FREE ADMISSION extended until the month of December 2015!
They QCX Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9AM to 5PM (Yes, they are closed on Mondays).
Rates after the promotion are as follows (Source: Rappler):
Students with ID – P80
Quezon City resident – P100 (must present valid ID with address)
Non-Quezon City resident – P150
Group of 50 – 20% discount
Group of 50 students – 30% discount
Senior citizens/Persons with disability/Solo parent – 20% discount
Family of 5 members – 20% discount
Free admission for children 6 years and below