National Museum of Natural History Visitor Information

May 21, 2018

You can visit the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) for free.

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) welcomed its first guests and visitors at a judicious time when the world was commemorating the International Museum Day last May 18, 2018.

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National Museum of Natural History Visitor Information


Along with eight other museums - Yuchengco Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Museong Pambata, Bahay Tsinoy, QCX Museum, National Museum for Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, and the Planetarium – history-loving Filipinos were able to enter the National Museum of Natural History for free during the International Museum Day.

Admission to the National Museum of Natural History, however, is FREE even beyond the worldwide museum day celebration.

The National Museum of Natural History is located within the former Department of Tourism Building in Rizal Park and features plants and wildlife specimens that are endemic only in the Philippines. Also on display is the preserved skeleton of Lolong, one of the biggest crocodiles to walk the Philippine soil.

"The Natural History Museum is a place where knowledge, appreciation, and love for heritage as Filipinos and as people in the fields of anthropology, fine arts, natural world, and historical contexts can be found," said the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) chairman Ramon del Rosario.

In this age of tablets and smartphones, most Filipinos still love visiting museums to marvel at works of art, antique pieces from bygone eras, and ancient artifacts. After all, there is no better way to travel back in time than to walk through the halls of museums.

Del Rosario also said that the National Museum of Natural History "is about instilling a sense of pride in our heritage, cultural background, natural endowments and we hope that by having an outstanding museum for this nature in Metro Manila, a lot of generations of Filipinos particularly the young ones will begin to appreciate what being a Filipino is all about and why we're proud of being Filipinos."

Currently, there are only six galleries that are open to the public. The rest of the galleries are still being refurbished.

The National Museum of Natural History is located at T.M. Kalaw Street, Rizal Park, Manila. You may contact the NMNH through the following:

  • Inquiries: (02) 527-1215 (Director's Office)
  • Booking Information/Reservation: (0929) 4573286 and (0966) 3305931
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Museum Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM (Tuesday – Sunday)

When inside the NMNH, you should generally observe proper conduct and decorum. Taking videos is not allowed, and so is using tripods and monopods.


Source: PNA and NMNH websites

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6 comments

  1. Its amazing to have a place like The Natural History Museum where knowledge, appreciation, and love for heritage as Filipinos and as people in the fields of anthropology, fine arts, natural world, and historical contexts can be found. A place that features plants and wildlife specimens that are endemic only in the Philippines. Also on display is the preserved skeleton of Lolong, one of the biggest crocodiles to walk the Philippine soil. This is really great.

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  2. Nakaka-enjoy bumisita dito sa National History Museum dahil marami talagang matututunan lalo na ang mga kids. Ang daming pwedeng makita may artworks, plants, mga lumang gamit at iba pa. Kitang kita kung paano na preserved ang mga kultura at tradisyon nating mga Pilipino. Sobrang laki din ng lugar na to noong minsan bumisita kami pero ang pinaka nakakatuwa ay libre mo lang makikita at madidiscover lahat. Kaya talaga naman highly recommended na mabisita natin ito. 🤗❤️

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  3. Never papo akong nakapunta dyan Pero gustong gusto ko talagang ma experience na makapunta Dito.. Dahil marami din talaga tayong makikita dito at hindi lang yun dahil mas marami din talaga tayong matututunan dito.. Must visit po talaga dito sa National History Museum.

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  4. An interesting place to visit and it is free. If you want to discover the natural richness of our country. Featured here are plants and wildlife specimens which are endemic only in our country. There are a lot to discover at the National museum of natural history

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  5. Gusto kong makapunta dito. Makikita mo ang kasaysayan ng ating bansa.

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  6. Sobrang nakakaEnjoy at nakakaRelax lang po talaga makapunta dito sa museum na To, bawat Archictectural disign, capture, painting and etc. Na makikita Mo tunay na mamangha ka dahil sa sobrang gaganda isa pa magbibigay gaan sa ating mabigat na kalooban.. kaya really must visit this place po talaga ..

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