National Museum of Natural History thanks public as it marks 1 million visitors


Posted at May 18 2019 02:46 PM

MANILA - Since its opening a year ago, the National Museum of Natural History at the Rizal Park in Manila has drawn over 1 million visitors, the museum administration announced on its Facebook page Saturday. 

The museum, which features the country’s rich flora and fauna, has had 1,041,002 registered visitors from its its opening on May 18, 2018 until May 17 of this year. 


On the museum's first anniversary, which coincides with International Museum Day, its management thanked museum goers for their support. 

"We at the National Museum and all museums are here to serve society and are committed to doing ever better," it said. 

The museum completes the National Museum Complex and houses some 10 galleries that feature plants, animals, and fungi which can only be found in the Philippines. 

Among the sights to see in the museum are a DNA-helix-shaped elevator and a replica of Lolong, the world's largest crocodile in captivity.