/ 4 April 2022

IN A bid to make the town a science municipality, Palo town in Leyte province opened an interactive museum.

The facility, located on the second floor of the Leyte Academic Center, is a joint project of the provincial government and the Department of Science and Technology.

The science centrum features “gravity well,” “feel the shake,” “head on a platter,” “pendulum wave,” “pedal power,” trash timeline, plasmasphere, magic faucet, zoetrope, hazer harp, moving faces, among others.

Science books that students can read to maximize their exposure to various fields of science are also on display.

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said that the establishment of the science centrum in Leyte will not only benefit children but even adults and will address the need to increase the level of science literacy in the country.

“Having a science centrum here is a good way to introduce children to science and this allows them to have interaction,” he said, adding that the facility in Leyte is the fifth science centrum in the country.

De la Peña said that the facility will make the municipality not only a science town but also a tourist destination.

Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla expressed optimism that the facility will truly serve its purpose for science-related information and as a tourist attraction.

“Once we start promoting this to other provinces, people will be coming here, especially students. Not only from Eastern Visayas but even from other regions as well that do not have this kind of facility yet,” Petilla said.