Thursday, April 20, 2017

Local Review: National Museum - Planetarium (Philippines) | Entrance Fee Free Until April 30, 2017

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I went to National Planetarium yesterday while battling the Sun's searing heat. It's my free time. I just can't waste the day. Note, they have a promo offering from March 24, 2017 to April 30, 2017, the Entrance Fee is FREE! (see original post here)

Tip: best if you arrived 40 mins. before the next show to avoid long waiting in line and also, you can sit in a good spot. The good spot for viewing are rows in the back. It's First Come, First Serve. If you're first in line then you'll be sitting in the back. If you're kind of last in line, you will be sitting at the front. I think you'll get a stiff neck there. The arrangement of chairs is facing forward not encircling the planetarium which I guess it must be for better viewing. I wish, I took a picture of the inside but phones/smartphones are strictly prohibited.

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National Planetarium facade April 19, 2017

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I watched their 4th show "Journey to a Billion Suns". The show is enjoyable. It looks real while watching the dome-like screen producing a 360-degree view. My nape feels stiff while and upon looking up at the dome for 30 mins. Their chairs are not a recliner. You'll adjust your head with the view. It's a little uncomfortable on the part of viewing but It's still worth it as the show is very educational and entertaining.

My rating for this Local place is: 3.0 / 5.0

Here is the Planetarium Show Schedule:

Tuesday to Saturday:
1st show: 9:00 AM - A Planet for Goldilocks
2nd show: 10:30 AM - Hayabusa Back to the Earth
3rd show: 1:00 PM - A Planet for Goldilocks
4th show: 2:30 PM - Journey to a Billion Suns
5th show: 4:00 PM - Hayabusa Back to the Earth

1st show: 10:00 AM - Journey to a Billion Suns
2nd show: 2:00 PM - Hayabusa Back to the Earth

Note: show schedule may change and fee charges may be added after the promo date.

For your travel reference, here's a Google Map and Address of the National Planetarium:

Address: 565 Padre Burgos Ave., Rizal Park, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines 1002

Commute Tips: ride any jeepney going to Taft Ave. Drop or say Para! to the driver in Technological University of the Philippines (TUP). You can walk from there to the National Planetarium.

For more information, you may contact the National Planetarium at:




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  1. This place is very near our house but we went there only once. It's a good educational spot for kids this summer.

  2. That looks so cool! My kids would love it there.

  3. This is a very looking place where kids will surely love.

  4. Wow, this sounds really interesting to check. I haven't heard about this one yet and I'll surely check it next time if I go back in Manila. The shows must be really fun and educational. I also appreciate that you have provided a tips for those that are planning to visit this Museum, it'll surely be a great help for them.

  5. It's really so nice that the National Museum and Planetarium are now open to the public. It'll really encourage everyone to get to know Manila even better and learn more! :D

  6. I haven't been to the national museum and planetarium. I should really visit the place soon.

  7. Going to the planetarium seems such a great way to spend time with my friends. It`s unfortunate that the free entrance is only up to April 30.

    ❀ Grace ❀

  8. one of these days we will go there too hopefully it will be a nice experience

  9. I love going to planetariums and watching the galaxy so up close! Free entry is a bonus ;)

  10. Cool! Awesome to know that the entrance is temporarily free! Now that its off time for schools as well, its a great place for entertainment + education.

  11. Thanks for sharing your review. I see that you've just started this blog? Keep it up and next time try sharing more relevant images and have it larger so that we won't have to click to enlarge it individually!

  12. I haven't been to my local Planetarium in ages. Your post just reminded me that it is time for another visit.