Science Circus: Step Right Up!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Science Circus has come to town!

Science Circus: Step Right Up! is the latest traveling exhibition of The Mind Museum, showcasing the amusing, the peculiar, and the extraordinary in our everday experiences in the form of interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind. Be ready to #EnterTheScienceCircus this coming October 28, 2016!

While the nearly 250-year history of the circus abounds with awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical skill – such as high-flying aerial artists, to death-defying daredevils – the Science Circus challenges our traditional notions of a circus by focusing on the mind’s “acrobatic” perceptual tricks.

As the guests enter the exhibition, they are welcomed by a festive, colorful facade which sets the tone for the sights and sounds they are about to experience. These interactive exhibits are displayed simultaneously in three adjacent Rings. Guests can go in any of the rings in the order they please.

Ring One, or Deception Perception, is a menagerie of exhibits that will prompt you to question whether to see is to believe. Can you always trust your senses? Is what you see as real as what it seems? Can your brain produce motion where there is none? Your first venture into the Circus will unveil the “blindness” of your mind’s eye.

Ring Two highlights Pieces of Incredible Engineering, where guests can engage their minds in puzzle and relish how math and art come together. This central area is animated by simple machines, and engages guests in activities that evoke their inner engineer.

Last but not the least, Ring Three is Encounter with the Masters, where guests can interact with and learn the secrets of the Masters of Illusion. They can take the challenges posed by each Master, and discover how brains can be ensnared by smoke and mirrors.

The Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition vividly illustrates how our everyday experiences are full of delightful secrets that we can uncover, to discover more about ourselves and the world around us.

*The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Science Circus will be on display in the Museum for a limited time run until January 31, 3017 only. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science close to the general public.

Entrance Fees:
Science Circus* only
Php 250/head

The Mind Museum (3-hour tour) + Science Circus*
Php 750/head for adults
Php 650/head for children/students (up to college)

Kids below two feet are free.

*Enjoy Science Circus exhibition for 90 minutes choosing from these timeslots:
9:00am-10:30am / 10:30am-12:00nn / 12nn-1:30pm / 1:30pm-3:00pm / 3:00pm-4:30pm / 4:30pm-6:00pm

Limited capacity. Guests are welcomed on first come, first served basis.

The Mind Museum Operating Hours
9:00am-6:00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays
CLOSED on Mondays

Halloween Special Treat
From October 25-31, avail of The Mind Museum ALL DAY PASS plus Science Circus* tickets at Php 1,500 for 3 persons! Purchase online at or from The Mind Museum Ticket Booth. Special priced tickets are valid for use from October 28, 2016 to January 31, 2017.

The Mind Museum will be open on October 31, Monday, and closed on November 1, Tuesday, to give way to the holiday.