Summer is one of the best times that we can fuel our children’s dreams. Do they want to be in the science, IT, and social field? A PhilRice visit may give them a kick-start in knowing more about their passion and what they want to achieve.

Located at the Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija, PhilRice opens its FutureRice Farm, Rice Science Museum, and learning corners to locals and tourists. It offers rice science, art, fun, and adventure. Visit us and indulge yourself in more meaningful, not just instagramble escapades.

Different rice experience

At the FutureRice Farm, take a glimpse of a big portrait of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray right on the rice field. A team of PhilRice young researchers planted a traditional rice variety with purple leaves to produce the image.  The paddy art recently trended on social media and wowed Ms. Gray. PhilRice, through this annual initiative, aims to bring back the love of the youth for rice farming.

But not just that, be amazed with the modern farm technologies such as hydroponics, solar-powered smart house, zero waste swine production, and automatic fish feeder.  Fun and adventure also await you as visitors can do pond boating, and swing in a low-rope obstacle courses. 

FutureRice has been awarded with a good agricultural practices (GAP) certification by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards.

Phygital museum

How familiar are you with conventional rice farming tools? How about closer look to the rice insects? PhilRice’s Rice Science Museum (RSM) showcases conventional to modern rice technologies from seed to harvest. Yes, your lolo’s farm tools, such as lingkaw, kareta, suyod, and batong pangpinawa can be found here.

There’s more! RSM offers one of kind experience as it adopts physical plus digital (phygital) exhibit, which includes rice farming mobile applications and virtual reality experience for common pest and diseases. You will also discover wide array of rice varieties and how they are produced. In the museum, you’ll learn that rice is not only white. 

Re-established in 2014, RSM is an accredited tourist destination by the Department of Tourism (DOT). Meanwhile, the current exhibit titled, “Quality Rice. Quality Life,” is co-funded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) under “Rice Science Museum as rice cultural hub” project.

Rice arts explosion

PhilRice artists proved that agricultural trash such as rice hull, and discarded, colored rice can be art medium. Curious? See these art pieces at PhilRice main building.

If the beaches cool down the heat, the refreshing view at PhilRice fields will definitely give you the calm from your usual routine.

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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