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National Museum of Natural History

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National Museum of Natural History

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Teodoro F. Valencia Circle, Manila, Luzon 1000 Philippines
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Ron wrote a review Apr 2020
Taguig City, Philippines4334 contributions286 helpful votes
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The National Museum of Natural History Just reopened to public sometime in 2018, and i just had an opportunity to visit earlier this 2020. They had reopened, and its really worth the visit. Ive been to national musuem when i was in gradeschool and lets say thats about 30 yrs ago. It was new look now plus the skeleton of lolong which is the longest crocodile in phils. The museum looks moders now. But still the history is there. Every corner of every floor have its own story and history. Its worth the visit though i loved the fine arts more than the national history. Just my opinion.. Free of entrance 8 to 4 pm admission if am not mistaken.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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WldnHDR wrote a review Mar 2020
Quezon City, Philippines205 contributions14 helpful votes
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I admit that i preferred the National Museum of Anthropology over the Natural History. Still, it will be worth your while. The architectural design is nice and you definitely will find a lot of amazing things related to nature. If you're into Earth science then you definitely will love it. It makes you sad too especially when you found out how some species are now extinct. I just find this place to be filled with people who love pictorials. Those who are looking to change their social media profile pictures. Not really much into what this place can actually offer. It's the new normal i guess. But i will still recommend this place. It's for free so you only have to worry about getting there.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Paul V wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada210 contributions91 helpful votes
This museum is part of the National Museum Complex, which also houses the National Museum of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Anthropology (see review). Here again, no entrance fee, but leave your backpack in storage (also free). The tree of life centrepiece in itself is worth a visit. Imposing, impressive and functional. Every floor offers a different aspect of fauna and flora. Exhibits have very good signage and range from mangroves to freshwater, wetlands and volcanoes. You can easily spend tow to three hours here, so you might as well combine this with a visit to the Museum of Anthropology. Located in the Rizal park, you can always get some relief from the museum and catch some sir. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Makoto wrote a review Mar 2020
Saitama, Japan53 contributions6 helpful votes
The museum was free of charge, and is close other museums in the area, so you can also visit other museums as well. The other government-funded museums were also free of charge. The museum is a repository of species that can be found in the Philippines, but there are plenty of them. In every floor and section of the museum, you’ll find different kinds of ecosystems where those species thrive. There was also a life-size model of Lolong, probably the world’s largest saltwater crocodile that has ever lived or captured. There were few people when I visited and the building was spacious and had a cozy atmosphere. If you’re interested about species in the Philippines, it’s a great place to visit. Some people mixes up this museum with the other museums. This museum is for appreciation of the different species and ecosystems in the Philippines. If you’re interested about Philippines’ ancient civilization and artifacts, then the National Museum would be the place to go; and for learning about the different ethnic groups in the Philippines, the Museum of Anthropology would be the place to visit.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Charis wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok, Thailand15 contributions3 helpful votes
Very impressed by all the exhibits. It is a nice blend of text and more interactive activities - although slightly more text than activities. The information given is a fitting balance of depth and breadth of topics. Highly recommend for an overview of the amazing biodiversity of the Philippines! The building itself also has a great design, and is well maintained. Bathrooms are clean. The guards frequently walk around. Most importantly, it is all free of charge!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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