The Virtual Zoo Experience

Are you looking for a new place to spend quality time with your family and loved ones? Accessible and somewhere in the city? One-of-a-kind and guarantees fun especially to the kids? And most especially, it’s free?

Fun, fun, fun is just a jeepney ride away as the newest and most unique attraction at Tutuban Center—the Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo—opens shop today amid a throng of fun and exciting activities aimed at catching the hearts and minds of kids and even the kids-at-heart.

Minus the actual zoo animals, the Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo will surely pack ‘em in as wide-eyed visitors will truly marvel at the sights. The Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo is a collage of larger-than-life 3D photos of all the familiar animals in the animal world and then mounted on the blank walls of the cinema lobby.

With these exciting animals in various poses, the entire cinema lobby was beautifully transformed to become a virtual theme park that would provide joy and thrills to every visitor, what with every almost life-like image of animals, from crocodiles to giant spiders, tigers, turtles, sharks, bats, elephants and lions, greeting you at every corner of the virtual zoo.

However, these photos are not just there for people to ogle at. To make it more fun and merry, each wall is already an interactive photo booth by itself that is open to all shoppers and moviegoers. This means everyone is free to pose with the pictures of the animals however they want. You can pose as if the giant croc is eating you, or probably lifting an enormous elephant on its feet. The possibilities are endless, and every pose can only be limited by your imagination.  And what is good about Tutuban Virtual Zoo?  Admission is FREE!

To celebrate the opening of the Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo, Tutuban Center management lined up today several fun and sometimes heart-stopping activities to make today’s opening truly memorable.

After the registration in the morning, VIP guests and visitors witnessed the blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony that formally declared the virtual zoo open. After this, everyone was invited to gamely pose with the photos of the animals in their most wacky or even life-like poses as those with cameras, including the media, clicked away to capture each fun moment.

Simultaneous to the opening of the Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo, a separate activity was also held starting at the Bonifacio Plaza where students from invited schools, different kids’ groups, sponsors and the general public participated in the parade the circled around the Prime Block and Centermall vicinity. They were also treated to an entertaining mascot show and trivia games that thrilled guests even more.

After a hearty snack time, guests were provided with another round of entertaining and hilarious treats like a magic show, mascot appearances and even special appearances by cosplayers who delighted the crowd with their spectacular and colourful costumes of different animé characters.

Finally, a “Parade of Nations” courtesy of kids under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) capped the day’s celebration, while for the entire day, kids had fun with the face-painting activity done by face painting artists, and the human statues who made guests and onlookers smile with their antics.

Visit the Tutuban Center Virtual Zoo, now open at Tutuban Center from 10:00am up to 8:00pm and located along C.M. Recto Avenue in Manila.

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