Museo Pambata inaugurates ‘Bahay Pukyutan Playground’ in is compound

The Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. has inaugurated an added feature to its growing space. The Bahay Pukyutan Playground is designed to feature living and learning spaces for children and adults alike. It emphasizes the connection and importance of nature and the environment.

The new playground was inaugurated during the recent celebration of Araw ng Maynila (June 24). Museo Pambata President Bambi Mañosa-Tanjutco toured the guests, which included Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso and Vice Mayor Dr. Honey Lacuna, around the Bahay Pukyutan Playground.

Photo shows (from left to right) Museo Pambata President Bambi Mañosa-Tanjutco, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno, Vice Mayor Dr. Honey Lacuna, and Museo Pambata Chair and Founder Dr. Nina Lim-Yuson.

“We are happy that there’s another place in Museo Pambata for kids to explore and hone their physical and social skills,” Mañosa-Tanjutco said. “We believe that this new interactive space will shape the future children of Manila and create a better learning environment for them. Once the restrictions ease, we will welcome everyone to Museo Pambata and share the new spaces we created for them to explore.”

The Bahay Pukyutan playground carries the geometrical pattern of the honeycomb. The idea is to demonstrate the multi-level play space created by interconnected hexagonal shapes.

Still during the inauguration, the city government did a historical gesture by handing over a 450th-year commemorative stamp and coin to Museo Pambata. Also handed over to the kids-centered non-government organization were postcards that were signed by Mayor Isko and addressed to the future kids of the city, dropped into the Museo’s vintage mailbox.

In 2020, Museo Pambata began the works for outdoor spaces. The design used was inspired by the late National Artist for Architecture Francisco ‘Bobby’ T. Mañosa, known as the creator of an original wooden structure found in the old Parks and Wildlife Bureau in Quezon City (now called the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife).