IN PHOTOS: A look inside the new National Museum of Natural History

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Posted at Nov 01 2017 06:26 PM | Updated as of Nov 02 2017 07:19 PM

A fascinating collection showcasing the country's rich flora and fauna will go on display in the first museum in the Philippines dedicated to natural history. 

The museum is hosted inside the former Department of Tourism building within Rizal Park in Manila. It includes more than 10 galleries on plants, animals, and fungi unique to the country. 

There's also a replica of Lolong, the longest crocodile held in captivity, a hall meant to show how scientists preserve specimens, and a huge DNA helix-shaped elevator called the "Tree of Life." 

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. Rei Gill Medestomas, Mabuhay Magazine

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. Rei Gill Medestomas, Mabuhay Magazine

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. Rei Gill Medestomas, Mabuhay Magazine

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. Rei Gill Medestomas, Mabuhay Magazine

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. Rei Gill Medestomas, Mabuhay Magazine

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. Rei Gill Medestomas, Mabuhay Magazine

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. National Museum of the Philippines Facebook page

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. National Museum of the Philippines Facebook page

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. National Museum of the Philippines Facebook page

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. National Museum of the Philippines Facebook page

A look inside the soon-to-be opened National Museum of Natural History in Manila. National Museum of the Philippines Facebook page

The National Museum of Natural History is set to open to the public "soon."