The Museum of Natural History Makes History

August 6, 2019

It was on October 29, 2017 when the Museum of Natural History opened its doors to the public for a one-day preview. However, it was only in 2018 when the museum accepted a steady stream of visitors into its halls. “Steady” is the word and so, too, is “FREE”. So, it was not surprising to see a long line when my friend Aidine and I visited last year. The queue is an indication of the popularity and interest of everyone in Natural Sciences.

The Tree of Life on the ground floor is patterned after a DNA helix.
The Philippines used to highlight the taking of courses in Agriculture
Once common in Laguna de Bay, the Spot-billed Pelican is the only recorded species of pelican in the country
The Sarus crane (1.8 m.) was once abundant in Central and Northern Luzon
The skeleton of the Indo-Pacific crocodile “Lolong” hangs overhead the museum visitors. He was the World\s Largest Crocodile in Captivity according to the Guinness Book of World Records. In captivity, Lolong lived only until February 10, 2013 after being captured in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, Mindanao on September 3, 2011.
Lolong. A male Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) was 50 years old, 6.17 meters long (or 20 feet, 3 inches) and weighed 1,075 kilograms (2,370 lbs.)