Making learning more fun and fruitful is part of the mission of The Catsup Museum, which opened its doors in 2017 to immortalize the story of the well-loved and uniquely Filipino banana catsup and promote the Filipino virtues of ingenuity, resourcefulness and hard work.
And even as community quarantine restrictions have eased, the museum, founded by NutriAsia in partnership with The Mind Museum, decided to go online and host a virtual tour and an interactive module to provide banana-mazing learning resources for kids of all ages.
The virtual tour will take viewers around the interactive exhibits of the museum, which is home to beloved household names like UFC, Papa, Jufran, and Mafran, while giving in-depth commentary and even mini-quizzes per area.
With a trusty banana acting as a guide, the tour offers 360-degree viewing, allowing the audience to click and drag their mouse or move their mobile phone around to see every angle.
The Catsup Museum virtual tour starts off at the Hall of the Natural History of Banana. Here, parents and their kids can learn more about the condiment’s main ingredient, including where it was first planted, its life stages and the nutrients it gives.
Following this is the Maria Ylagan Orosa Hall, named after the Filipina food technologist, chemist, humanitarian, and war heroine who invented banana catsup. Viewers are then taken behind the scenes into how each bottle of catsup is made in the Manufacturing Hall, a replica of the factories used by NutriAsia. Rounding up the tour is the Banquet Hall, which features larger-than-life food displays representing dishes banana catsup can be enjoyed with.
For kids who love videos and games, The Catsup Museum will also be launching an interactive module entitled Banana 101. Centered on the wonder fruit, kids can enjoy a series of entertaining activities that will teach them everything about the banana.
The Catsup Museum’s digital resources are all part of Homeschool: Masarap Magluto, Masaya Mag-Aral, NutriAsia’s first ever learning platform made to spark curiosity in every child. Carving a new path to learning for parents and children alike, the selection of educational materials will cover topics such as health and nutrition sponsored by Papa catsup and an introduction to beloved Philippine fruits care of Locally. It will be launched through NutriAsia’s website very soon.
To learn more about The Catsup Museum and to access its digital learning resources, visit https://nutriasia.com/catsup-museum/