KidZania Manila is the 20th KidZania city in the world and is set to open on August 7, 2015. It is an 8,000 square meter city located at Park Triangle, Bonifacio Global City. KidZania Manila takes role-playing to the next level by building a city just for kids aged 4 to 14 years old, providing a realistic and interactive environment for children play out numerous roles of their own choice. KidZania, when roughly translated, means “Land of Cool Kids.” Cool kids indeed because it’s the place where kids rule and kids do big things!
|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|
You may purchase your tickets at the KidZania Manila Ticket Counter on the day of your visit. You can also book your tickets in advance via Ticketworld. Online purchase of tickets will start on August 3, 2015.
Mondays to Thursdays
- 9 AM to 4 PM (1 shift)
Fridays to Sundays (and National Holidays)
- 9 AM to 2 PM
- 3 PM to 8 PM
How to get there
Get directions on how to get to KidZania Manila in BGC, Taguig in their website. If you’re bringing your car, there is available paid parking in the building.
What to do
At the entrance, KidZania International Airport, you need to buy your tickets. Upon registration, you will get a check worth 50 KidZos, a city map, and security bracelets for the kids and parents. After check-in, get ready to enter the world of KidZania.
First, proceed to the bank, BPI, to encash the check worth 50 KidZos. Your kids can then use the money for their trainings inside KidZania because there are activities that they need to pay. Otherwise, they can keep it and let their KidZos grow by looking for jobs and earning from it.
At KidZania, kids have the RightZ to choose what they want. They have six fundamental rightZ:
- To Be
- To Know
- To Create
- To Share
- To Care
- To Play
I pretty much let Gwen choose what activities or jobs she likes. First job she took was in a laundromat. Gwen said they were taught how to sort clothes according to color, operate the washing machine, mix the detergent, and fold the clothes.
After tackling the laundry, she worked as a nurse and took care of the babies at the hospital.
After each work, kids will earn KidZos. The rate depends on your work. At the hospital, she got paid 15 KidZos for working for 20 minutes.
Gwen jumped onto the glamorous world of modelling. She was taught how to walk and pose like a model, so cute! They let her pick her outfit at Penshoppe before her photo shoot. She earned 15 KidZos for her stint.
At the second floor, she worked at the Farm House.
Aside from planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables, she will deliver the harvest to the supermarket, Healthy Options.
At the residential area, Gwen built parts of the wall as a construction worker. This job earned her 20 KidZos.
Some activities or trainings require the kids to pay KidZos such as training in Cebu Pacific as a flight attendant or a pilot. You need to pay 15 KidZos to undergo training.
If kids can’t decide what jobs they like, there’s also a Job Information Center wherein they can help kids find a job match depending on their personality.
After taking on a couple of jobs, Gwen surely knows how to work hard and play harder. She then used some of her KidZos to go to the salon. Time for some pampering time, she chose a pink nail polish!
Other cool jobs your kids might want to try are firefighter, courier, or as a DJ at the radio station.
KidZania Manila has a Sky Zone which is the Parents’ Lounge. We can get overflowing coffee, comfortable chairs, and free WiFi. Oh, there are plenty of outlets to plug and charge your devices.
Kids can also apply for their own PaZZport and gain additional kidZos and benefits. KidZanians can also use it in other countries when they travel.
What to do with kidZos?
If your child earned a lot of kidZos, he/she can use it to buy stuff at the Department Store. If they don’t want to spend their kidZos, then head over to the bank and open a savings account. They will be given a BPI ATM card and they can withdraw their money when they come back.
Like any attractions, KidZania Manila also has its own souvenir shop where you can buy plush toys featuring KidZania’s mascots. Firefighter costumes and nurses costumes are also on sale, perfect for the Halloween.
One day isn’t enough to cover all of the attractions in KidZania. I think you need to come back up to 5 times just to try all the activities. But here’s a tip, go to unique activities first like the Aviation Academy, Fire Station, and CSI because slots get filled up fast. Some attractions requires to have at least 3 to 5 kids to start so consider this factor too as it takes longer to finish than having a solo activity.
KidZania City Map
KidZania is so big the map doesn’t fit my scanner, lol! But to give you an idea, here’s KidZania’s city map. It has two levels.
Don’t forget to read about our: KidZania Bangkok experience
Z U at KidZania and have a blast!