National Museum of Natural History | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

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The National Museum of Natural History is the latest addition to the National Museum Complex. This much more interactive museum is all about the flora, fauna, and animals found within the country. Each hall in the museum follows a theme, depending on the type of animals displayed there. A few examples of the halls are the ocean, mangroves, air, and many more. One of the centerpieces of the museum is the taxidermied skin of the mighty Lolo, the largest crocodile in captivity.
Open: 10am–5pm (Tuesday-Sunday)
Address: Teodoro F. Valencia Circle, Ermita, City of Manila, Metro Manila
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Nearby attractions

National Museum of Anthropology
Attraction
0.28 km away

The National Museum of Anthropology holds the precious artifacts of Philippine history. The famed ‘Manunggul Jars’, ‘Bul-ul’, and antique Chinawares are abundant inside the museum. There are also displays of cannons, ammunition, battle gears and more that were used in several battles and wars. Apart from the artifacts, a section of the museum is also dedicated to the textiles of the Philippines, it centers around the colorful weaving patterns of indigenous people, as well as their traditional garments. Traditional huts and houses are also found inside the museum.

National Museum of Anthropology
Attraction
0.28 km away

The National Museum of Anthropology holds the precious artifacts of Philippine history. The famed ‘Manunggul Jars’, ‘Bul-ul’, and antique Chinawares are abundant inside the museum. There are also displays of cannons, ammunition, battle gears and more that were used in several battles and wars. Apart from the artifacts, a section of the museum is also dedicated to the textiles of the Philippines, it centers around the colorful weaving patterns of indigenous people, as well as their traditional garments. Traditional huts and houses are also found inside the museum.

Rizal Park (Luneta) in Manila
Attraction
0.30 km away

Built in 1902, Rizal Park was designed by American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham. It was chosen to be the seat of American Government during the American Occupation. Its surrounding open spaces and gardens used to be a venue for the members of the elite class to socialize and host formal events. In 1913, Luneta was renamed Rizal Park, after the Philippines' National Hero and intellectual giant Dr. Jose Rizal. Rizal Park is now being revitalized as the largest urban park in Asia, with its historical monuments, gated ornamental gardens, family activities, and recurring free shows and events. The park has thirty (30) attractions and recreation areas, some of which have a minimal admission fee.

Things to do nearby

Intramuros Walking Tour by Don't Skip Manila
₱1900.00
Experience
Cultural experiences
0.24 km away

  • Revisit your history lessons as you stroll along Manila's streets from past to present. (Read more)
  • Discover the Philippines' tragedies, tolerance, and triumphant recoveries from colonial influences
  • Visit some of Manila's oldest structures in Escolta 
  • Indulge in authentic Filipino dishes at Seascape Village for lunch, Manila's Seafood Paluto Market. 
  • Make your own miniature Intramuros (cut and build) while you learn about its story. (Buy this now)

Siklesa in Manila With Lost Juan
₱2500.00
Experience
Cultural experiences
0.30 km away

  • Experience this fun and exciting Siklesa joy ride in Manila with Lost Juan and his gang! 
  • Activities include food tripping in Binondo, sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Intramuros, spotting BGC's murals and art installations, and touring the world-class Mind Museum!

National Museum Tour
₱950.00

  • Explore Philippine history through impressive collections of artifacts that date back from the prehistoric times up to the modern days.
  • Spend the day touring the three building of the National Museum complex (National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of  Fine Arts, and the National Museum of Anthropology)
  • See ancient artifacts like the famous 'Manunggul jars', Anito carvings, and weapons that shaped the Filipino culture to what it is today.
  • Marvel at the masterpieces by Juan Luna like the famous Spoliarium and the controversial The Parisian Life.
  • Witness the taxidermied body of Lolong, the 20-feet freshwater crocodile that used to be the largest in captivity.

Where to stay

The Corporate Inn Hotel
₱1439.00
Hotels and homes
0.22 km away

The Corporate Inn Hotel Manila has continually provided a top-notch service to get you everything you need- whether it’s for business, time off alone, or your loved ones we make sure our guests feel a sense of belongingness and experience an ambiance of “at-home” environment.At The Corporate Inn Hotel Manila, you’ll discover all the features you would expect from a business luxury hotel but with very reasonable rates. Our rooms and suites come with air-conditioning, LED TV, Wi-Fi access, as well as a hot & cold shower. In addition, the hotel also has a business centre, massage service, car rental, and ample parking space.When it comes to location, nothing comes close to the convenience we provide in ‘Fascinating Manila’. Popular destinations such as Rizal Park, National Museum, Walled City of Intramuros, the U.S Embassy, business districts, and entertainment hubs are all just short minutes from our hotel.So come and visit us here at The Corporate Inn Hotel in Manila, Philippines, where you will enjoy top hospitality and access to the best historic sites at immensely attractive rates.

Casa Bocobo Hotel
₱2200.00
Hotels and homes
0.28 km away

A 5-minute walk from historical Rizal Park, Casa Bocobo Hotel houses a cafe and a business centre. It offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Located in the Ermita area, Casa Bocobo Hotel is about 0.6 miles from the fort city of Intramuros. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. Fitted with tiled flooring and air conditioning, the contemporary rooms offer warm lighting. They are equipped with cable TV, a modern bathroom and a writing desk.
Casa Bocobo’s 24-hour front desk provides currency exchange and luggage storage services. Travel arrangements can be made at the tour desk. Drivers can park on-site for free. The hotel’s cafe serves a variety of local and European dishes. Room service is available.
Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, was built by the Spanish in the 16th century and is the oldest district of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Its name, taken from the Latin, intra muros, literally "Within the walls", meaning within the wall enclosure of the city/fortress, also describes its structure as it is surrounded by thick, high walls and moats. During the Spanish Period, Intramuros was considered Manila itself.

Mabini Mansion Hotel & Residential Suites
₱1615.00

The Mansion Group is a chain of serviced apartments owned and operated by Hotel Systems Asia, Inc.

The Mansion Group is proud of it's more than thirty years' experience in the serviced apartment industry, and aims to be the preferred choice for both business travellers and tourists

Getting there and around

Teodoro F. Valencia Circle, Ermita, City of Manila, Metro Manila

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