The hominid exhibit at Manila's new science and natural history museum: "It is a big challenge to educate the public about evolution, but it's not that our people are so unaccepting," said Maria Isabel Garcia, curator of The Mind Museum.
Religion meets science —
The Mind Museum in Manila, capital of the Philippines, is the first dedicated modern science museum in the Catholic country.
Mind over matter —
The 8,000-square-meter space took over five years of planning and building, and cost over $20 million.
Thinking big —
The museum's managing director, Manny Blas, hopes visitors will be inspired rather than threatened by science.
From dinosaurs to galaxies —
"Science is too important to leave to scientists alone," said Maria Isabel Garcia, the museum's curator.
Consumed by questions —
The museum's 250 exibits were made by local artists in collaboration with scientists.
The Mind Museum's odd couple —
Garcia has been a science writer for a national newspaper for 10 years, while Blas has an MA in theology.