Best Museums in Manila You Shouldn’t Miss
Museums have long been one of the best ways to learn about the Philippines. In museums, you can learn about the history, the culture, the people, and more! Not only is it great for educating children, but also attracting tourists to showcase the wonders of the country.
In Metro Manila, museums, are sought out by both the locals and foreigners who want to appreciate the different exhibitions. Being a male escort in Manila, I have visited many museums in the Metro, and I consider these to be the most intriguing and exciting places to learn. Here are my top three best museums in Metro Manila that you shouldn’t miss.
The Mind Museum is a private museum located in Taguig City, Metro Manila. It was opened in 2012 by the Bonifacio Arts Foundation, Inc. It houses different scientific exhibits within two wide floors, categorized into the various branches of science.
The entrance fee varies by affordability. Tickets for adults are at Php. 625, children and students from private schools at Php 475, and teachers and students from public schools at Php. 190 for three hours. An unlimited ticket pass costs Php. 2,500. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The museum is well acclaimed for its mostly interactive exhibits, encouraging guests to read, listen, or observe more about the exhibition. Interactive games such as archaeological dig sites, sense- games, and others are present to entertain the museum guests. Now and then, there will be walk-in programs where the staff of the museum would present interesting and mind-boggling scientific experiments.
Interactive and fun for people of all ages, the Mind Museum never ceases to entertain the curiosity and playfulness of people when it comes to seeking knowledge. As a male escort, this is an excellent place to bring someone for an interactive and scientific date. However, I would like to mention that this place can be a bit pricey. Overall, it was a fun, exciting, and interactive experience. I would suggest visiting this place if you want to bring a special someone on a fun activity or date and interact not only with the museum but also with each other.
My next recommended museum is Bahay Tsinoy (lit. the Chinese-Filipino House) is a private museum located in the district of Intramuros, Manila city. It was completed and opened in 1999. A non-profit organization Kaisa sa Paunlaran, Inc. helped found the three-floored museum, housing, and presenting the arrival of the Chinese and their interactions with the country’s natives, culture, and economy throughout history.
The entrance fee for both students and adults is affordable, with the former at Php. 60 and the latter at Php. 100. It is typically open in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday to Sunday.
Most of the exhibits within the museum are made up of actual Chinese artifacts that have been used by the Chinese and Filipinos alike, such as in cooking or preserving food, trade, sewing, and many others. You can see historical scenes through statues, vignettes, figurines, and miniature environments to portray how the Chinese population lived in the Philippines.
It was a great experience learning more about a foreign culture that has influenced the Philippines overall. I love bringing clients here, as a male escort, to show them the rich culture of the Chinese-Filipino lifestyle. The tour guides are always happy to accommodate the needs and answers of the guests. Be mindful, however, that this museum can get very cramped during peak hours. Overall, it was an informative experience that allows clarification of any misconceptions about the Chinese-Filipino demography in the country. I recommend visiting it, especially if you are a tourist or on a date.
National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History is a government museum located within the National Museum complex of Rizal Park, Manila. The National Museum of the Philippines, a governmental organization that complemented the National Museum Act of 1998, which envisions the enrichment and exhibition of culture, arts, nature and science within the Philippines. The museum of Natural History has six floors in total, each housing exhibits of the different history, life, and culture within the Philippines.
There are no entrance fees, and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Most of the museum’s exhibits are traditional, relying on posters, paintings, dioramas, and samples of geographic or archaeologic discoveries regarding the scientific origins of different wildlife in the country. Interactive exhibits are few, though, in comparison to other museums that practice this, interactivity is limited to a few computers, magnifying glasses, sketching stations, and a few others.
The history of naturalism is considered one of the most underappreciated parts of the National Museum in the Philippine. In comparison to the national museum of anthropology and fine arts, it was able to shine a light on many of the underappreciated historical themes in the country. I always enjoy bringing clients here. As a male escort, it is a priority that my clients and or dates still have a good time. The National Museum is an excellent place to have conversations about art and each other. I highly recommend this place if you are running out of simple date ideas within the Metro.