May 17, 2018

LIST: Museums with Free Admission for International Museum Day on May 18

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  • Museums enable us to see the past, serving as time machines. These establishments are capable in letting us travel through different dimensions of time and space.

    In celebration of International Museum Day this May 18, make a new connection through different museum’s latest innovation with technology with the theme Hyperconnected museums: new approaches, new publics. In line with this, we made a list of museums that you can visit for free!

    National Museum of Natural History
    Teodoro F. Valencia Circle, Ermita, Manila

    IMAGE/ Dominic Galicia Architects’ Facebook page

    Finally opening its doors in time for the International Museum Day, the National Museum of Natural History is a must-visit this week! Last year, it had a one day preview for all, wherein they showed its architecture and interior design.

    This year, the tree of life will welcome you once again. The National Museum complex is consisted of the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and the National Planetarium surrounding Rizal Park, will charge no admission fee.

    Also Read: Sneak Peek: A preview of the National Museum of Natural History opening this 2017

    Yuchengco Museum
    RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala Avenue and Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati

    IMAGE/ Yuchengco Museum Facebook page

     See the suspended garden which resembles a Japanese Zen garden inside Yuchengco Museum in celebration of the International Museum Day. On May 18, entrance will be free for the whole day.

    Museum exhibits in Yuchengco Museum is filled with international and local art collection reminiscing various renowned painters. You will also see Dr. Jose Rizal’s, too! You will also learn information about the Yuchengco Family and their memorabilia in this museum in Makati.

    Also Read: Yuchengco Museum

    Metropolitan Museum of Manila
    BSP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila

    IMAGE/ Metropolitan Museum of Manila Facebook page

    Free entrance also with free guided tours welcome you in Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET) as the museum offers each of us a more personal connection with their museum.

    Tour schedule for May 18 will be from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Exhibitions available are Fascination with Filipiniana: The Vargas Museum Collection, In the Wake of the War and the Modern: Manila 1941 to 1961, and UPFRONT: Encountering the Sacred. Originally built as a venue for international art exhibitions, they have redefined the MET as they continue showcasing local contemporary art and cultural heritage.

    Museo Pambata
    Roxas Blvd, Ermita, Manila

    IMAGE/ Museo Pambata Facebook page

    Also cooperating this International Museum Day, Museo Pambata is also admission-free on May 18. As the first interactive museum for kids, Museo Pambata does not exhibit artifacts behind the glass as the usual museum goes.The museum displays enable kids to interact with facts as they play around the museum. They encourage kids to discover and understand everything in their surroundings by pushing them to be more curious.

    Also Read: Museum Etiquette: Unwritten Rules When Visiting a Museum or Exhibit

    Ayala Museum
    Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati

    IMAGE/ Ayala Museum website

    Ayala Museum will have their free admission day on May 20th from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. With this year’s theme of International Museum Day, Ayala museum ensures you a full experience with its own app released last month. Their upgrade with technology will ensure your museum experience will be a fascinating one. They will also be holding workshops for on that day.

    Also Read: Ayala Museum Mobile App: Redefining the Modern Museum Experience

    Celebrate #InternationalMuseumDay this May 18 and let’s visit Manila’s most loved museums!


    Sources: International Council of Museums website, National Museum Website, Yuchengco Museum facebook page, MET Museum website, Museo Pambata website, Ayala Museum websiteImages grabbed from: National Museum of the Philippines facebook page, International Museum day facebook page, Dominic Garcia Architects, Yuchengco Museum facebook page, Museo Pambata facebook page, Metropolitan Museum facebook page, Ayala Museum website

    Written by: Maria Vinnise Marcelo, Philippine Primer Intern

               
               
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