When I told my preschooler that we’re going to Las Farolas, “The Fish World”, he eagerly waited for the day to come. He started to ask endless questions as to what to see in the aquariums, how big the fishes are, their colors, and so on.To prepare him to this mini field trip, I enthusiastically answered all his questions. I also told him stories about fishes and pitched a lesson on ways he could help preserve the dwindling freshwater biodiversity in his own little way.
After doing my mommy module, my husband politely protested … “But he’s only three!” Well, I personally think that the boy is ready for the lesson. He seemed interested, so why not? =) My husband just shrugged his shoulders after hearing my explanation.haha. My Kyle is a curious kid, and it’s my duty to widen and quench his curiosity so that he’ll get all the more smart. =)
The Fish World Exhibits
Las Farolas has two “barrels” or hubs. The first hub is dedicated to biotopes and the second one to all-glass aquariums. Each hub showcases a wide collection of exotic, bizarre and monstrous-looking freshwater species from various continents, a first-of-its-kind in the world.
Kyle was so amused to see this view upon our entrance. He also truly enjoyed seeing the different species of fishes that welcomed us. These fishes were displayed in a themed room of old colonial churches that have witnessed the colorful history of the Philippines.
“We’re having an adventure, mom!” said Kyle when we reached the lighthouse-themed room at the second floor. The boy enjoyed crossing the bridge which gave us a more dramatic view of the exhibits.
Exotic Mindanao and Northern Luzon are the themes of the exhibits in the second barrel. Here you can see some cultural artifacts and houses of indigenous people in a diorama. The fish exhibits here are as equally amazing as the ones in the first barrel. The boy was especially amused to see the albino lungfish, the fish with arms and legs! The booths in the ground floor showcase Arapaima, Arowana, Alligator Gar, Wels Catfish and Australian Lungfish to name a few.
I am always looking forward to our weekend getaways.
I can’t trade seeing his eyes grow bigger in amusement
with anything else!
It has been a great and learning-filled Saturday for us again.
Las Farolas: The Fish World Rates
Children (below 12 years old): P300
Students (with valid ID): P300
Senior citizen (with valid ID): 300
New rate update: kids that are 3 years old and below are FREE!