JOYous Visual Trick Arts Gallery : For the Kid at Heart

(UPDATE: JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery at SM North Edsa is already closed)

A few months ago, the family decided to have lunch at SM North EDSA before our monthly grocery-shopping. A few hours before we left our house, I saw one of my friends on Facebook upload photos of their visit at some 3D art gallery. The silly little jealous kid inside me rose from its slumber, and soon I was asking my friend where we can find the place. Guess what! The place is called JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery and it happens to be located just outside SM The Block – exactly where we’re headed!

JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery SM North EDSA Quezon City

The taxi dropped us off right in front of the JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery, but we came to an agreement that we should have lunch first because we’re sure we’ll need the energy!

Information Desk of JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

We came back a few hours later full of energy, and ready to pose and smile for the camera to our hearts’ desires. 😀

Shoes and slippers are not allowed inside the gallery, so you need to deposit yours at the information counter first. Don’t worry; they have eco bags and shelves where they’ll store your footwear for safe keeping.

You will be assigned to one tour guide, who will explain to you how everything works. He is trained on how to use all kinds of cameras, even DSLRS, so you wouldn’t have to leave one of your friends out as the cameraman when taking group shots.

Tour Guide JOYous Virtual Tricks Art Gallery

He was even game enough to demonstrate all the poses that we can do at each 3D panel, so we’d sometimes just stare at him when he’s doing a pose and go, “Nope! That’s not gonna happen!” 😀

Best Camera Angle Guide at JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

He’ll also point to this little red marker on the floor. This is where your group’s designated cameraman or your tour guide must stand to get the best angle in taking photos of the 3D panels.

Elephant Giraffe 3D Panel Joyous Visual Tricks Arts Gallery

Just like in this photo. I stood on the red marker, asked my mom to strike a pose, clicked on the shutter, and – voila! – I have shot where it looks like my mom’s handing a bunch of flowers to an elephant and a giraffe! (*Mindblown*)

Visual Tricks at JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

There are 28 3D panels and 18 visual tricks, quizzes, and trivia scattered around the gallery. The small visual tricks or illusions like the ones on the photo above will make you really doubt if your sense of sight is working properly. Caution: Some eye rubbing and scratching of your head may ensue.

Dinosaur Visual Trick

Among all the 18 visual illusions, this is by far my favorite. If you want to find out why, you must see it for yourself! No spoiler alert here.:D But I’ll warn you; be careful when you’re approaching this when you’re taking a closer look, or you might get yourself hurt. (Stupid me! :D)

Dinosaur Mouth 3D JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

The highlights of the tour are the 23 mind-boggling 3D panels. The only things you need to work on are staying in character, maintaining a pose, and getting a good shot. It’s actually a good workout!

Giant Hole 3D JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

We had to stop our mom from dropping our tour guide to his death because no one’s going to take our pictures and teach us how to pose. 😛

Fairies at JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

I’m thanking my sister and my mom for ruining my childhood. This is not how I pictured fairies when I was young.

Fairies 3D at JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

But then I thought, how can fairies be slim when their diet is mainly of sweet nectar and honey, right?

Dragon 3D JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

Here’s my family trying to protect themselves from a dragon’s vicious attack!

Monkeys at Circus 3D JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

I’m seriously traumatized after seeing my sister being all too comfortable with some circus monkeys.

Magic Carpet Ride 3D JOYous Viual Tricks Art Gallery

It took me several tries before I was finally able to get a decent shot from these two, since my mom keeps moving like she’s surfing on clouds. I had to constantly remind her that I’m taking a photo and not a video!

Hippopotamus Mouth 3D JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

Pardon my mom’s poor acting skills. I’m pretty sure that’s not the face you’re going to make when a hippopotamus is trying to eat you.

Carpet Ride Book JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

This is my mom third-wheeling on Aladdin and Princess Jasmine’s carpet ride.

Doves Stairs Joyous Visual Tricks Arts Gallery

Somebody call the police! I caught these two illegal poachers trying to bring these poor birds into captivity!

Stairs Doves Joyous Visual Tricks Arts Gallery

Good call on setting those birds free. Now you can climb the stairway to heaven!

Giant Mini Me Joyous Visual Tricks Arts Gallery

This is our favorite 3D panel, and it’s an awesome trick on perspective!

Giant Dwarf JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

Meet the modern day David and Goliath, though I’m not sure what that creepy clown on the floor is doing!

Eating Dinosaur JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

Now I wonder where I got my awesome acting skills. Clearly, it’s not from my mom.

Outer Space JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

Please come see the epic movie “Grabeh Teh,” starring Sandra Bulok!

Tortoise 3D Panel JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

This is how you ride a tortoise like a boss!

3D Dinosaur Mouth JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

My mom looks like she bit into a slice of lemon. (Ang asim!)

Pirates 3D at JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

Our Nanay will never surrender without putting up a fight! Consider yourselves dead, pirates!

Ninja Samurai 3D at JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

This is either a cut scene from a samurai movie or a pig slaughter house. I bet it’s the latter. 😀

Monster Ladder 3D JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

Meet my Nanay, the Bella Swan of the Philippines, trying to escape from the werewolf Jacob. (It’s a Twilight reference, in case you didn’t get it.:D)

Dragon Slayer JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

Here’s my sister and my mom trying to slay one of Daenaery Targaryen’s dragon. Good luck!

Genie Carpet 3D JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

Genie: Thank you for releasing me from my eternal prison. Now I will grant you one wish. What would it be?
Mom: Can you raise my friend from the dead?
Genie: Sorry, but I can’t do that!
Ate: Can you make us sexy?
Genie: Take me to the dead body!

At the end of the tour, we were all relieved when our tour guised ushered us to this station where some alcohol, hand sanitizer, and tissues are provided to get ourselves cleaned out. There were also feedback forms you can fill up to rate your experience at JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery.

Cleaning Station at JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

If your family and friends love to take pictures and want to experience a different kind of fun, then JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery is the perfect destination for you! It’s really cheap and it is sure to deliver an hour of amazement and laughter… and you might work out a sweat, too! 😀

JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery

  • Ticket Prices:
    – Adult PHP 200
    – Children PHP 150 (High school/Elementary)
    – Children below 90cm are FREE
  • Hours of Operation: Open every day 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM
  • Location: Supersale Club, SM North Edsa, North ave. Brgy. Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City, Philippines (just outside of SM The Block)
  • Contact #: 0918 466 3862
  • Email: JOYousVisualTrickArts@yahoo.com.ph
  • JOYous Visual Trick Arts Gallery on Facebook

It brings us great sorrow that JOYous Visual Tricks Art Gallery is already CLOSED, but there are other 3D Art Galleries in Manila, and one of them is Seri Fantasy World in Manila Ocean Park!

Seri Fantasy World at the 2nd Floor of Manila Ocean Park

  • Ticket Prices:
    – PHP 150.00 per attraction Adult / Child
    – Kids 2 feet & below are FREE
  • Hours of Operation:
    – Monday – Friday 10:00am – 07:00pm
    – Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 08:00pm
  • Location: 666 (Behind Quirino Grandstand) Luneta, Manila, Metro Manila 1000
  • Email: info@serifantasyworld.com
  • Seri Fantasy World on Facebook
      
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  • BetGob

    It is unfortunate that we were not able to make the visit before it closed down. We kept on postponing the trip and when we thought that we had the time to do so, it was already close. Sigh …. I guess it did not make money as the business owner would have wanted to. And it is only because it wasn’t given enough marketing. In fact, I only chanced upon the place when I went to North Edsa to buy something. Even if we lived nearby, we do not frequent SM North since we like to avoid the traffic and crowd that it draws. We had a chance to go to Seri Fantasy last year; judging from what I saw in this blog, this Joyous Visual Trick looks a lot better and interesting.