ASTRO CAMP: Culture and the Cosmos


The Mind Museum’s Astro Camp is back for another round of outdoor stargazing activities! This time, The Mind Museum is partnering with Ashoka Philippines and Ecology of Changemaking to link our cultural activities with humanity’s enduring fascination with the cosmos. 

 

Through hands-on and family-friendly activities, learn about the amazing ways the stars have influenced important human activities, from planting crops and growing food to searching for beauty through art. You can also use a telescope to look at the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, the Orion Nebula, Mars, and more!



Program Details

Location: Alfonso Observatory, Uy Farm | Alfonso, Cavite

Check-in: December 10 (Saturday) 2:00 PM
Check-out: December 11 (Sunday) 9:30 AM


Families and groups of friends are welcome to join. Kids aged 16 and below must be accompanied by an adult. There must be at least one adult companion for every three kids below 13 years old.


How much is the program fee?*

Early bird rate: Php 3,995.00 per person (settle your program fee from November 23 to December 4)
Regular rate: Php 4,995.00 per person
Group rate (groups of 5 or more): Php 4,350.00 per person^^

^^For group bookings, e-mail [email protected] to register


*Recommended for ages 5y.o. and up

**Unlimited Science Pass, PWD, Senior Citizen and Diplomatic discounts apply. E-mail a photo of your ID to [email protected] to confirm your final registration fee or get your exclusive discount voucher.


How do I register?

By registering, you agree to the following conditions:
- "I have reviewed the Participant Release and WaiverAdult and Minor."
- "I'm aware that the program fee is not refundable but transferable."


Option A: Purchase via The Mind Museum Website

(Payments via credit card, Paypal, Gcash, CoinsPH, Grabpay, BPI Online Transfer)

  1. Click Buy Tickets.
  2. Choose Astro Camp under Special Events.
  3. Input the correct age and number of participants.
  4. Click 'Add to cart' and checkout.
  5. A link to the registration form will be sent to your indicated email address upon purchase.


Option B: Register at The Mind Museum's Information Desk

(Payments via cash, credit card, debit cards, Gcash, and more)
1. Go to the information desk/visitor's services (open on Wednesday - Sundays, 9AM - 5PM).

2. Settle the total fee, then fill the registration form provided by the staff.

What does the program fee cover?

All Astro Camp participants will receive the following:

  • Astronomy activities and workshop materials
  • Dinner & breakfast meals, light snacks, and unlimited coffee
  • Program souvenir
  • Overnight parking at the venue
  • Rent of tents (tents are good for 3-4 pax)*
*ONE tent will be provided for every registered group of four.

What should I bring?

Bring the following for a memorable stargazing experience:

  • Sleeping bags, or thin mattress
  • Pillows and blankets (highly recommended because of cold temperature)
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other toiletries (shower is NOT available)
  • Comfortable change of clothes
  • Jacket and cap, or hoodie (as it gets cold at night)
  • Insect repellent or patches
  • Sunblock or sunscreen
  • Personal medicine (if any)
  • Own small LED light
  • Tumblers, reusable containers, and utensils
  • Your own preferred snacks


Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to providing an extraordinary educational experience that inspires the public understanding of science. All proceeds go completely into supporting science.

By registering, you agree to the following conditions:
- "I have reviewed the Participant Release and WaiverAdult and Minor."
- "I'm aware that the program fee is not refundable but transferable."

REGISTER NOW!

Please check 'How do I register' to see the payment process

More Details

How do we get to Alfonso Observatory?

Via private car or Grab: 

We recommend you use Google Maps or Waze, type Alfonso Observatory.

Where will we be sleeping?

You will get the chance to sleep beneath the night sky on the open grounds of Uy Farm. The Mind Museum will provide tents good for 3-4 persons. For an organized set up, The Mind Museum staff will be assigning your tent locations.

Who will be conducting the program?

The Mind Movers, the resident scientists of The Mind Museum, will facilitate the activities for Astro Camp. A guest speaker will conduct a quick intro on night-sky photography.

Will parking be provided?

Yes, parking slots are available at the venue on a first come first served basis.

Can we bring food and drinks?

Dinner, breakfast, and light snacks will be provided but you may opt to bring your own snacks with you. Please be mindful of the trash. 

Can we leave early?

We would appreciate your commitment to complete the program, but of course you may go if you have a family or health-related emergencies.

Who will take care of my child’s medical needs? What happens if my child becomes sick or injured?

The Mind Museum will have a dedicated first aid response unit during the entire program. The first aid response team will assess the injury or illness.
For specific health conditions, participants must bring their own medicines but must inform the camp staff.

How is inappropriate behavior handled?

Behavior that jeopardizes the safety and enjoyment for other participants will be dealt with accordingly. Rules and regulations will be discussed during the introduction. The Mind Museum reserves the right to manage and discipline all participants accordingly.

If I cannot make it, is the program refundable?

No refunds will be issued. However, you may nominate another participant to take over your slot, but he/she must meet the requirement of the program (age, etc).

How will you let us know about possible cancellations during the program?

We make every effort to make an announcement about program changes as quickly as possible. This will be done through email or by cellular phone. The Mind Museum reserves the right to cancel events that do not meet minimum enrollment, and/or pose risks due to severe weather conditions.