Typical museums in the country only appeal to history buffs and art enthusiasts. Visitors are expected to just look at artwork hanging on walls or stare at artifacts behind glass cases, learn historical facts, and that’s it. In most museums, photography isn’t even allowed, leaving visitors with no visual proof of their visit.
Art in Island is not your typical museum. As the biggest 3D Interactive Art Museum in Asia, it allows visitors not just to look, but to also interact with the museum pieces and become “part of the art.” With our fondness for taking photos and love for humorous pics, this place seems to have been made for Pinoys.
I first found out about the place thanks to Microtel’s media tour around Quezon City while staying at Microtel Acropolis, and found myself going back with my family a few weeks later to share the fun. The place is relatively new, having opened just last December 2014, but word has spread around and it’s become a popular place to spend an afternoon taking photos of each other. I deliberately included only a few photos in this blogpost, as it’s best if you experience the place for yourself.
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT:
Visiting Art in Island is a fun, family-friendly activity that’s an alternative to going to the mall or watching a movie. Unlike typical serious museums, this one allows you to go trigger-happy with the photos. You get to unleash your creativity when it comes to posing. Plus, you end up with lots of cool photos.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST:
- Entrance fees are as follows:
- Adults – P500
- Students (please bring school ID to get the student rate), PWDs and Senior Citizens – P400
- Children below 3ft. are free
- They have also have events and promos every month.
TIPS & USEFUL INFO:
- Operating Hours are from Tuesdays to Sundays between 9:30am-9:30pm. The museum is closed on Mondays except on Holidays.
- Allot 2-3 hours to visit all of the galleries and take photos especially if there are a lot of people, because you have to wait and take turns at the different spots.
- You will be asked to remove your footwear, so it’s better if you’re wearing socks if you don’t want to go barefoot.
- To get the perfect angle, instruct your photographer to take photos on the designated stickers on the floor.
- Bring friends so you can take photos of each other. Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed. If you’re visiting the place alone, you can hire a photographer for P300.
- Make sure your camera and phones are fully charged. The place has free WiFi, so it helps to bring a smartphone and Powerbank.
- Be considerate of other people in the museum. Try not to take too many shots in one spot if you see there are other people waiting.
- There’s a cafe inside the museum, but the place is very near dining establishments in Cubao X.
LOCATION & CONTACT INFO:
Art in Island. #175, 15th Avenue, Barangay Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. You can enter through Cubao X to get to the parking lot.
- Tel. no: 4211356
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook Page: Art in Island