The National Museum of Natural History officially opens it doors to both local and international tourists on May 18, 2018, synchronous with the celebration of International Museum Day.
The National Museum of Natural History is the third building which completes the National Museum Complex in Manila. Other museums located in the complex are the National Museum of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Anthropology.
The new museum will showcase the country’s rich biodiversity and wide variety of flora and fauna. There are also interactive activities and models. One of its main attractions is the life-size replica of “Lolong the crocodile”, which was considered as the largest crocodile in captivity before it died in February 2013. Lolong’s skeleton was also put on display.
Admission to all museums under the National Museum of the Philippines would be free of charge to all visitors (foreigners and locals), by virtue of a signed declaration in 2016 that entrance to its museums nationwide would be permanently FREE, to build upon significant spikes in viewership, especially among younger Filipinos.
The National Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.