6 museums you shouldn’t miss in Manila

Make sure you get your culture fix in the Philippines capital

1. National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History finally opened their doors in 2018 after a five-year, billion-peso renovation. The majestic Tree of Life and 12 galleries highlight the rich biodiversity of the Philippines, putting it on par with the Amazon and Madagascar. Entrance is free. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm. Teodoro F. Valencia Circle, Ermita P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila. fb.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines

2. National Museum of Anthropology

The former Museum of the Filipino People shows you what life was like from decades to centuries past. Check out the artefacts such as weapons, household tools, and musical instruments from different ethnicities. Entrance is free. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm. Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita Manila. fb.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines

3. The Mind Museum

It’s more than just a popular field trip destination. The Mind Museum is a family-friendly interactive science museum where visitors are welcome to touch the installations. A day pass, which costs P750, gives you access to over 250 exhibits, planetarium and 3D theater shows, and fun science demos. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am to 6pm. JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. fb.com/themindmuseum 

4. Ayala Museum

Conveniently located in Greenbelt, Ayala Museum is an easy stopover to make while exploring Makati’s central business district. Known for their dioramas — several of which now have virtual reality versions — this museum will give you a crash course in Philippine history and contemporary art. Admission costs P425. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am to 6pm. Corner Makati Avenue and De La Rosa Street, Makati City. fb.com/ayalamuseum

5. Pinto Art Museum

The long drive to Antipolo is worth it if you’re looking for a picturesque garden destination and contemporary art museum rolled into one. To get to the different galleries at Pinto Art Museum, you’ll explore winding doorways, pocket gardens, and Santorini-inspired structures. Entrance costs P200. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am to 6pm. 1 Sierra Madre St, Antipolo, Rizal. fb.com/pinto.art.museum.officialpage

6. National Planetarium

The National Museum has reopened the National Planetarium. It houses the Philippines’ Ethno astronomy, which shows how planets and stars have guided the country in sea navigation, agriculture, fishing and “the right timing of celebrating life”. Entrance is free; while the planetarium shows cost up to P50. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm. Dr. Jose P. Rizal Park, Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita, Manila. fb.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines

The NM is pleased to announce the reopening today of the National Planetarium.Please join us on our journey to the…

Posted by National Museum of the Philippines on Monday, January 14, 2019

Written by

Kate Alvarez

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