KidZania Manila

What’s inside KidZania Manila?

UPDATE: Check out our 8 Must-Try Jobs in KidZania Manila 

KidZania Manila finally opened its doors for a preview to its industry partners yesterday and to members of the press today. 

We can all hardly wait, right?

I was able to attend the preview today and I am zooper excited to share everything with you!

KidZania Manila

The venue was designed to look like an airport, KidZania International Airport to be exact. The registration area was made to look like airport checkin counters and tickets were in the form of boarding passes.

The friendly Zupervisors (as the staffs are called) were generous in greeting us with “Kai” or Hi in KidZania.  

 KidZania Manila

On one side of the wall hung 20 digital clocks, representing the different times of the 20 countries where there is a KidZania. KidZania Manila is the 20th!

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Karen Davila, the show host, brought along her 7 year old son, Lucas.

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KidZania Manila State Governor Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas and KidZania Founder and CEO Xavier Lopez Ancona gave their respective speeches.

 KidZania Manila

Here’s the rest of the program but I’m sure you’re more excited to see what’s inside, right? Okay, let’s go! 

KidZania Manila

Upon registration, you’ll get a pamphlet of KidZania city codes (read: rules!), a map, your boarding pass, and a BPI check for 50 kidZos, that’s the currency inside KidZania.

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Here’s a closer look at the boarding passes and the check. You can encash the check at the bank inside the facility.

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The adult companion and child are also given these cool looking security bracelets to wear. This will be the basis for them to safely leave the facility.

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What is KidZania (Kid-zah-nia)?

Before we head on inside, what first is KidZania? 

KidZania is the ultimate role-playing environment where kids get to live out their big dreams. They get to be kids who do grown up things. They get to be doctors, farmers, firefighters, writers, media people, singers, actors, vets, policemen, couriers in this safe and nurturing city.

The kids in KidZania get to work, learn, earn, spend, and save.

Just like how it is in real adult life.  

KidZania is one of the fastest growing global educational entertainment brands, with facilities all over the globe from Mexico to Tokyo to London. KidZania Manila is the 20th KidZania city in the world, and the first of its kind in the Philippines.

KidZania Manila is a play city built to scale for children – complete with paved streets, transport system, and a functioning economy. Every detail is intended to project authenticity: from the activity itself, to uniforms and costumes, to the work gear and tools – and even the city interiors.

Check out the city!

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It has its own fire station, police station, bank, school, restaurants, salons. You name it, they have it.

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There are emergency vehicles as well to transport the citizens of this city.

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That’s the RightzkeeperZ monument. RightzkeeperZ are 5 remarkable characters and are KidZania’s most celebrated residents. They come out once in a while to take photos with you so do watch out for them! 

KidZania Manila

KidZania Manila

City Tour

Come, let’s take a tour of this wonderful city. This is, of course, not a complete and thorough tour. After all, it’s a big city with many many establishments. πŸ™‚

KidZania has partnered with over 40 real-world brands who help bring realism to this kid-sized city so it’s no wonder that you will recognise most of the brands here.

LBC Courier Service 

Here, the kids are trained in handling and delivering parcels and packages.

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Cebu Pacific Aviation Academy 

The kids get to be pilots and flight stewardesses here! Cool! πŸ™‚

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Shell Gas Station

Kids get to be gas boys and girls, filling up tanks and cleaning cars.

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To be able to drive a car, one must first get a driver’s license in the driving school.

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Farm House

The kids learn about planting seeds and making produce here.

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St. Luke’s Hospital

The kids get to be surgeons in this operating room. How exciting! Or complicated?

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They have a nursery inside also.

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Awww…look at that baby!

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Here, the child is taught how to bathe and dress a baby in the nursery.

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Beauty Salon

The kids get to be hair stylists and makeup artists. Perfect for little girls! πŸ™‚

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Magnolia Ice Cream Factory

Here, the kids are taught how to make ice cream. They get to take home the ice cream afterwards. 

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Tour Company

What a nice looking tour bus! This is in partnership with the brand Chuckie and DOTC.

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National Bookstore

Here, the kids are taught how to do creative storytelling.

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McDonald’s

Yes, there’s a mcdo inside! The kids get to be behind the scenes making burger and fries. This is the prep area.

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Philippine Daily Inquirer Newspaper

The kids apply as reporters or media people. They get to go around and gather newsworthy information, write it up, send to the editor, and…

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have their articles printed out in a newspaper such as this! Nice!

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DZMM Radio Station

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Kids get to be real DJs! 

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Look at this boy having fun in the booth!

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Sky Building

It’s just like rock climbing. πŸ™‚ Only for children ages 7 and up!

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Centro Escolar University

This is the place where the kids can earn degrees. They higher their degree is, the higher their wages are!

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That’s what the school looks like inside.

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These are the courses offered.

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Yellow Cab Pizza

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This is the prep area where the kids can prepare the pizzas.

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Via Mare

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ABS CBN Theater

Kids can opt to be stars of the show…

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or work behind the scenes

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or operate these sophisticated looking cameras.

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Pet Express Vet Clinic

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Game Room

This is one of the party rooms should you choose to celebrate your child’s birthday party in KidZania. It offers kool tabletop games and karaoke! πŸ™‚

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Jail House

Well, there is a police department so this is where they put the bad guys they’ve caught. πŸ™‚

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Fire Station

Where kids are trained to be firefighters.

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There’s a real live mini firetruck!

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The firefighters hop on to go save the day.

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Off they go!

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To the burning hotel!

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They get to put what they learned into good use.

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KidZos and What to Do with Them

The wages that the kids earn inside KidZania are called kidZos. (I borrowed this photo from my previous KidZania Tokyo post as I was not able to take a photo of Manila kidZos)

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At the end of the day, they can choose to spend it by buying things from the KidZania Department store or the KidZania Tyangge (oh yes, there’s a tyangge inside!)

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or they can be more prudent and open a bank account with BPI, the resident bank inside and deposit their earnings. They earn interest, by the way!

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Should they need money next time, the kids can just easily withdraw them from the ATM machines around the city. So real life, huh? Even the economic aspect of the city is covered!

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Note also that there are some establishments that require kidZos instead of letting the kids earn them. An example is getting your driver’s license to drive a car requires the child to pay kidZos.

Souvenirs

These are some of the souvenirs in the KidZania gift shop.

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KidZania Manila

KidZania Manila

Rates

Dying to find out how much the entrance fee is? Here they are:

Promotional price from August 7 – October 7, 2015

KidZania Manila

Ticket prices from October 8, 2015 onwards

Visitor Type Mondays-Thursdays Fridays – Sundays
(and National Holidays)
Children (4-14 years old)    Php 900.00    Php 1,100.00
Toddlers (1-3 years old)     Php 500.00    Php 600.00
Babies/ Kids below two (2) feet in height    FREE    FREE
Adults    Php 500.00    Php 600.00

A couple of Reminders 

  • Adults and other visitors ages 15-17 must be accompanied by children in order to enter KidZania Manila. 
  • Adults are not allowed to enter the Establishments (e.g. fire station, vet clinic, etc.) unless accompanying infant or toddler. 
  • Child visitors above 8 years old shall be allowed to remain in the facility without a parent/guardian.
  • Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
  • Zupervisors give out instructions in English or Filipino depending on the group’s preference. Do let them know if your child can only understand English or only Filipino so the zupervisors can translate for your child. 
  • Full capacity is 1,500 adults and kids for one shift. For the soft opening period, the facility will operate on a limited capacity.
  • For a fee, you can apply for B.Kidzanian Pazzport at the Pazzport Office inside for more benefits like earning stamps and earning more KidZos. I’m sure the kids will go back even as they grow older so this is a great idea. 

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 9AM to 4PM
  • Friday to Sunday: 9AM to 2PM and 3PM to 8PM (2 shifts)

KidZania Manila
Park Triangle, 3245 North 11th Avenue, 
BGC, Taguig City
(632) 7111-KidZ

Soft Opening will start on August 7, 2015. You may book your tickets in advance at Ticketworld starting August 3!

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91 thoughts on “What’s inside KidZania Manila?

  1. It is good to know that We have Kidzania here in Philippines. I saw in Dubai they have Kidzania too. Kids really enjoyed all the activities in Kidzania. Now, I am very much excited to visit Kidzania Manila with my baby boy, nephews and niece. Thank you Kidzania for giving an opportunity to Filipino children for them to experience this wonderful world of fun for kids πŸ™‚

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  3. I’m amazed that there’s such a place where you can role-play your dream profession. I wish I’m still a kid.
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