Museo Pambata | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Open:||Tuesday to Saturday, 8am - 5pm; Sunday, 1pm - 5pm|
|Address:||Roxas Boulevard cor. South Drive, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
Built in 1902, Rizal Park was designed by American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham. It was chosen to be the seat of American Government during the American Occupation. Its surrounding open spaces and gardens used to be a venue for the members of the elite class to socialize and host formal events. In 1913, Luneta was renamed Rizal Park, after the Philippines' National Hero and intellectual giant Dr. Jose Rizal. Rizal Park is now being revitalized as the largest urban park in Asia, with its historical monuments, gated ornamental gardens, family activities, and recurring free shows and events. The park has thirty (30) attractions and recreation areas, some of which have a minimal admission fee.
Manila Ocean Park is a nosedive into the Philippine waters: fascinating marine wildlife, but as complexly presented as in the sea. The main attraction is the Oceanarium (P400), which features sharks, stingrays, crocodiles, and other bizarre creatures endemic to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. The Oceanarium’s charm lies in its 25 meter (82 feet) underwater tunnel, where travelers can walk through, gaze up, and gawk at the underbellies of marine giants. Other attractions include the Jellies Exhibit (P150), Sea Lions Show and Habitat (P300), Trails to Antarctica (P300), Aquanaut Voyage (P995), Shark Encounter (P995), Fish Spa (P150), Glass Bottom Boat Ride (P150), Swimming and Fun (P200), Funtasea Games and Rides (P5/token), Birds of Prey (P150), Musical Fountain Show (P300), and the Back of the House (for field trips only).
The National Planetarium located in Rizal Park Complex is the perfect place for astronomy enthusiasts. The planetarium is equipped with interactive displays, glowing backdrops, and space artifacts. It also holds hourly shows inside its dome. The shows are about scientific ventures into space, documentaries about celestial bodies, and breakthroughs in the astronomy world. The dome shape of the planetarium allows its spectators to see the films in 3D and get the whole feel of being in outer space.
Things to do nearby
- Experience this fun and exciting Siklesa joy ride in Manila with Lost Juan and his gang!
- Activities include food tripping in Binondo, sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Intramuros, spotting BGC's murals and art installations, and touring the world-class Mind Museum!
- Enjoy a day in Manila Ocean Park, the first and largest oceanarium in the Philippines!
- See a variety of marine creatures like sharks, fishes, birds, and even penguins
- Choose between unique attraction passes that offer access to selected best-selling sights at Manila Ocean Park
- Explore the park's many popular attractions, including the oceanarium and interactive animals shows!
- Revisit your history lessons as you stroll along Manila's streets from past to present. (Read more)
- Discover the Philippines' tragedies, tolerance, and triumphant recoveries from colonial influences
- Visit some of Manila's oldest structures in Escolta
- Indulge in authentic Filipino dishes at Seascape Village for lunch, Manila's Seafood Paluto Market.
- Make your own miniature Intramuros (cut and build) while you learn about its story. (Buy this now)
Where to stay
WELCOME TO THE RIZAL PARK HOTEL
A BOUTIQUE HISTORIC HOTEL IN THE HEART OF MANILA Your dream escape awaits at one of the most iconic boutique hotels in the country. Rizal Park Hotel is the manifestation of what life and elegance the Army and Navy Club had more than a hundred years ago. Featuring designs and architecture retained from the historic Army and Navy Club, our Filipino-Colonial guest rooms are especially designed to take you on a trip down memory lane in pure comfort, luxury & bliss.
Experience Miramar Hotel Manila.
Built in the late 1930’s in the Art Deco Style. Sensitively restored and maintained, the five storey edifice stands out as an architectural gem, one of the very few buildings linking bustling Manila to a graceful and elegant era.
The historic building had once been the luxurious digs of one of Manila’s renowned de buena familias; Manila’s very first and oldest-running elevator, the bright and airy atrium, period furniture and accessories, large guest rooms, and culinary specialties by Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef give the property undeniable charm.
Dubbed as the best themed hotel in the heart of Manila, Hotel Miramar has become a destination for local and foreign Art Deco buffs.
Miramar Hotel Manila resonates the Heritage Conservation Society’s advocacy to protect and preserve historical sites and settings.
Bayview Park Hotel Manila is one of the most iconic hotels in the Philippines. For 75 years and counting, our hotel has been the most sought-after destination for business and leisure in the historic heart of Manila. We provide unparalleled service, exclusive privileges, and affordable rates.
Bayview Park Hotel Manila is a short walk away from Intramuros, the U.S. Embassy, and Roxas Boulevard. Guests can also enjoy spectacular views of Manila Bay sunsets and nightlife. We guarantee a comfortable and convenient ambiance in one of the classiest and most elegant hotels in Manila.
Getting there and around
Roxas Boulevard cor. South Drive, City of Manila, Metro ManilaGet directions