MANILA, Philippines – The moment kids hit an age when they start showing off talents in singing, drawing, dancing, or playing basketball, both the parents and grandparents are quick to announce, “mana sa akin ‘yan!”
But when they start showing signs of allergies, obesity, or diabetes, that’s no longer uncommon among children, parents scramble to trace the family’s medical history to identify the culprit.
To help parents see and explore how they can reshape the future, The Future Park, the curator of interactive play exhibits in the country, is launching Future City: An Interactive Digital Park, a pop-up interactive digital park that will take parents and kids on a journey to the future. Future City is sponsored by Nestlé NANKID OPTIPRO – a milk brand primed to further secure a healthy future for your child through the power of Optimized Protein.
Open for one weekend only, Future City will feature six one-of-a-kind installations – from a dome where visitors can get a glimpse of what the world may look like 10 years from now, a sketch wall where guests can draw and see the future come to life, interactive games and so much more. Park visitors will surely be in for a treat as they interact and experience the future of play.
“Future City uses technologies from all over the globe. The park contains six unique and engaging stations that will give guests the chance to participate in unique experiences that will surely nurture the minds of the kids and kids at heart.” explains Varick Ong, Curator and Founder of Future Park.
The interactive nature of the Future City is central to the entire exhibit’s message, not just in terms of the latest technologies, but also for bigger and far more essential choices for children’s health and development.
In Future City, parents and kids will not only enjoy exploring what lies ahead but they will also learn how they can possibly reshape the future by making the right choices early.
Indeed, exploring the science behind the different elements that drive our lives — the environment we move in, the things we eat, the activities we do — helps us understand just how relevant all these in securing a brighter, safer, healthier future for generations to come.
Future City will be open to the public from September 9 to 10, 10 am to 9 pm at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City. Admission is free. – Rappler.com