5 Galleries and Museums We Can Visit with our Families

Since the COVID-19 restrictions were eased, families and friends can often be seen enjoying their time together outside their homes. In fact, #Travel is the top trending hashtag on Tiktok Philippines, which shows how much Filipinos are eager to go to different destinations, whether locally or abroad.

We can make our travel extra meaningful by celebrating Museums and Galleries Month this October. Museums don’t just offer beautiful backdrops for our Facebook or Instagram posts. Visiting museums and galleries is an excellent family bonding idea as the environment provides a shared learning experience among family members and also inspire and educate people.

Here are five museums in Metro Manila we can enjoy with our families:


  • National Museum of Natural History

This museum showcases the unique and diverse ecosystem of the Philippines. It engages adults and children because of the attractive and interactive displays of various land and water forms, animals, plants, and other species.

Tip: As the museum is arranged per ecosystem, you can start from top to bottom. The upper floors showcase mountains and forests and the lower floors display the wetlands and the underwater realm. Start from top to bottom.

The museum is located at P. Burgos, Rizal Park, Manila, near the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Anthropology, and the National Planetarium. However, the museum is CLOSED on Mondays.


  • The Alley at Karrivin

If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxed place to spend time with your family, The Alley is the place to go!  This place houses various art galleries, coffee shops, and restaurants. What better way to spend time with our loved ones than filling our eyes with art, and at the same time, our stomachs with delicious food! 

It is located at 2316 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, Metro Manila. You can check their Instagram for more information: https://www.instagram.com/thealleyatkarrivin/


  • Lakbay Museo

This place pays homage to the local culture, food, and traditions of the Philippines through fascinating exhibits and immersive experiences. People who went for a visit claimed that they went home with a newly gained appreciation for our country and thousands of instagrammable photos with their families.

It is located at 2nd Floor Filipino Village, Ayala Malls Manila Bay Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, cor Aseana Ave, Paranaque, Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila


  • Pinto Art Museum

This is a great place to be in touch with art and at the same time, have refreshing views of mother nature. Visiting this museum is like going on a trip and having to see the past, present, and future of Filipino art. It’s also surrounded by lush trees and has an open area where children can run around. This is the place to be if you wish to find serenity and stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

It is located at 1 Sierra Madre St. Grand Heights, Antipolo City. They are open on Tuesdays to Sundays, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.


  • Ayala Museum

This newly-renovated museum is a go-to place to appreciate and get educated about the rich heritage and history of the Philippines. A must-see part is the Gold of Ancestors exhibit, which showcases various pre-colonial treasures that are unique to the museum and have never been seen before in public. 

They also have a special treat for teachers, librarians, and museum workers who get free admission at a given time slot. It is located at Makati Avenue corner, De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City.

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