W e found this happy place along Tagaytay – Santa Rosa road a comforting place for all teddy bear lovers. Bearseum is a museum of Bears that literally “bear” happy thoughts.
The moment local travel opened we were so thankful to be able to step outside our houses and step foot in Tagaytay City. This emerging city in the south is our go-to-place anytime we think of a quick break after a whole week of adulting, work, and living with the pandemic.
Museum of Happiness
Opened last quarter of 2019 this bear-filled place has a whole lot of bursting colors, positive vibes, and bears. But due to the COVID19 pandemic and in line with Bearseum’s effort to support the government in addressing the increasing no. of COVID19 cases, this Instagram-worthy museum temporarily closed in March 2020.
But THE LONG WAIT IS OVER! Museum of Happiness and Bearseum Kitchen opened its doors again last December 5, 2020, to the public with the approval of the Local Government Unit and following safety protocols. Although only 16-65 years old can enter in compliance with COVID19 Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines.
Since we need to practice social distance, guests of different batches are not allowed to enter the museum at the same time. Maximum of 5 persons, minimum of 4 persons per batch so you really need to wait for your turn. You might wait in their receiving area or in their restaurant.
For safety protocols, everyone must sanitize their hands before filling up the contact tracing form, the temperature needs to be checked and of course, a face mask and face shield are a must. Before entering everyone must sanitize their shoes before putting on a shoe plastic cover and strictly no touching and hugging of bears, I know it is sad because we cannot hug and cuddle with the teddy bears for the safety of everyone.
Because of the current pandemic, the museum converted their six themed suites to a private dining experience. You can have the whole suite while having sumptuous and healthy food from the Bearseum Kitchen.
The Bearseum Kitchen serves healthy dishes that even kids love to eat. It will surely fill up your tummy after spending a day with the teddy bears.
It is true that “You are what you eat”. All the ingredients that they used in making the food on their menu are locally sourced and fresh. These are also their way of supporting the local farmers and market. If you are interested in how they come up with these delightful dishes, they openly share their ingredients and recipe.
Looking at their menu everything sounds so good it was hard to choose. But we picked our favorites that even the kids will love! Check out our recommended dishes that you will surely enjoy.
Bearseum Kitchen Updated Menu
How to get there?
From Manila via bus
If you are traveling from Pasay/Buendia/Coastal, take a bus bound for Nasugbu. Get off at Olivarez Terminal. Take a van or jeepney going to Balibago or Sta. Rosa. You will find the Bearseum on the right sign of the road before Green Olive.
From Tagaytay City via Jeepney
Make your way to Tagaytay Market and ride a jeepney bound to Balibago, Santa Rosa. Just asked the driver to drop you off on Bearseum. Alternatively, from Tagaytay Market, you can simply charter a tricycle that will take you directly to Bearseum.
By the way, Is it your “bearthday”? Bearseum is having their BEARthday promo for you!
Come with three (3) of your friends and you get the entrance pass to the Museum of Happiness for free! This offer is valid within your whole birth month period! Check their Facebook page for more info.