Dream Lab in Makati

The internet’s our best friend when it comes to learning new things. But if your kid or teen dreams of setting up their own business and loves to learn through fun, interactive activities, Dream Lab in Ayala Malls Circuit Makati is the place to go.

This recently opened indoor attraction is a business simulation playground for kids and kids-at-heart to learn how to start a business in a fun way.

One-of-a-kind theme park

Dream Lab playground
The “Lab” is one of the many areas in the playground.
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Although there has previously been KidZania, an interactive city simulation in the Philippines, Dream Lab is the first indoor attraction that focuses on introducing the ropes of creating a business.

The playground also claims to be the biggest business simulation theme park in the world. Spanning 4,000 sqm, it certainly has plenty of room for adventure.

Business simulation playground

Dream Lab - business simulation
Try your hand at being a baker or a hotelier.
Image adapted from: @sophiadvngrc, @ferrerperikaaa

At Dream Lab, you can role-play many different careers, such as being a baker, hotelier, and more.

But beyond gamified versions of occupations, they have fun activities that teach guests what they need to start a business, from branding and production to marketing, as well as the importance of getting business permits. TBH, we want them to teach us how to do our taxes too.

Barangay hall
Barangay hall.
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There are also challenging activities that test problem-solving skills that are essential for business owners, as well as fun games for work-life balance.

Snack and merch shops

candy store
Candy store.
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Once you’ve seen and done it all at Dream Lab, you can recharge yourself with snacks such as croffles from Kuro Kuro Croffle. There’s also a candy store to reward yourself with sweet treats.

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To remind yourself of your fun time at the playground, you can also get souvenirs from their merch shop such as shirts, mugs, and pens you can customize yourself.

Ticket rates

Make your own “product” at their lab.
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Tickets to Dream Lab start at P788 (~USD13.38) per person for a day pass. Other tickets also include a guided tour, an activity, and more. There are even monthly and annual passes that let you visit Dream Lab as much as you want.

To book your visit, get your tickets on the Dream Lab website. However, they also accept walk-ins.

Dream Lab is also available to book for photo shoots and private events such as birthday celebrations.

Playground for aspiring business owners

If you’re thinking of opening a business but are too intimidated to start planning, Dream Lab might help ease you into the idea of starting a business and get your creative juices flowing.

You can also take kids to Dream Lab as a holiday gift, especially if they’re showing interest in making their own products to sell.

Address: Upper Ground Floor, Ayala Malls Circuit Makati, Makati City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 11AM-8PM | Closed Mondays
0915 009 1031
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Cover image adapted from: @ferrerperikaaa and @camiecamiewave


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