If you don't want to go to the beach this summer, you may opt to visit amusement parks or museums. It's still a great way of having fun with family and friends. Here's a list of theme parks to choose from just a few hours drive from the Metro.
Location: Is a theme park at San Lorenzo South, Balibago, Sta Rosa Laguna, a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.
Attractions: Grand Carousel, Jungle Log Jam, Space Shuttle Max, Rialto Theater, Flying Fiesta, Rio Grande Rapids, Anchor’s Away, EKstreme Tower Ride, etc.
Contact Information: new.enchantedkingdom.ph
MANILA OCEAN PARK
Location: Is an oceanarium larger than the Sentosa Underwater World Oceanarium in Singapore. Manila Ocean Park is located behind the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park, it features a 25-metre underwater acrylic tunnel.
Attractions: Oceanarium, Marine Life Shows, Jellies Exhibit, Aquanaut Voyage, Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Fish Spa, Musical Fountain Show, Swimming and Trails to Antarctica
Contact Information: www.manilaoceanpark.com
Location: Is a 25-hectare amusement park with exotic animals roaming in their natural habitat, located at Group 1, Ilanin Forest, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Attractions: Aeta Trail & Show, Animal Show, Croco Loco, Serpentarium, Tiger Safari, Zoobic Park, Bay-a-walk, Savannah, Forbidden Cave, Rodent World, Zoobic Cave and Sky Safari
Contact Information: zoobic.com.ph
Location: Experience nature tripping 100 feet above the ground at JEST Area, Upper Mau Cubi Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Attractions: Canopy Walk, Canopy Ride, Trekking and Jungle Survival Demo, Tree Drop, Superman Ride, Silver Surfer and Interactive Free Fall
Contact Information: www.treetopadventureph.com
Location: South East Asia’s only open water marine park at Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Attractions: Dolphin Show, Sea Lion Marine Patrol, Ocean Discovery Oceanarium, Walk on the Wild Side Show, The Adventure of Olongapo Jones, etc.
Contact Information: www.oceanadventure.com.ph
Location: An amusement park right in the heart of the Metro, located in Sotto St. CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Pasay City
Attractions: Star Flyer, Wild River, Blizzard, Surf Dance, Viking, Snow World, Zykon Loop, Grand Carousel, etc.
Contact Information: starcity.i.ph
SERI FANTASY WORLD
Location: A theme park that offers 3-dimensional and reality challenging attractions that stimulate mental strategies and creativity of kids and kids at heart, a place of happy thoughts, located at the 2nd Floor of Manila Ocean Park, behind Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park.
Attractions: Trick Art Museum, Mirror Maze, 3D Cinema Plus, Kid’s Paradise and Bear Museum and Souvenir Shop
Contact Information: www.serifantasyworld.com
THE MIND MUSEUM
Location: It is the first world class science museum in the country with over 250 interactive “minds-on” and hands-on exhibits. The museum is a venue that will present science as entertaining, fun and engaging. It is located at JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Attractions: The Mind Museum’s state of the art design features 5 Galleries: The Story of the Universe, The Story of the Earth, The Story of Life, The Story of the Atom and The Story of Technology.
Contact Information: www.themindmusuem.org
NIDO FORTIFIED SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER
Location: It is the first technology based premiere science center in the country. It is devoted in providing kids and adults alike, entertainment, fun and highly interactive way to learn and appreciate Science and Technology.
Attractions: The 3000 square metre 2-level facility houses 9 walk through galleries: The Media City, Transportation Nation, Robots Inc Gallery, City Science Gallery, Webcam Wall Section, Virtual Reef, DigiStar Planetarium and The Gravitram.
Contact Information: www.sciencediscovery.ph