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The National Planetarium is finally reopening this July

The National Planetarium is finally reopening this July

FreebieMNL - The National Planetarium is finally reopening this July
FreebieMNL - The National Planetarium is finally reopening this July
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With the new month come new quarantine restrictions that allow even more establishments to reopen, and this time local museums and historical sites are set to open shop once again. One such place that’s preparing for a comeback is the National Planetarium Exhibit Hall, which shared on Tuesday the news that it will again start accommodating visitors by the turn of the month on July 1.

Announced by the official Facebook page of the National Museum of the Philippines, the reopening of the National Planetarium comes with the caveat that it remains compliant with existing health protocols. These are as follows:

– Only persons aged 15 years old and above, including those with disabilities, will be admitted. Senior citizens may also be allowed inside as long as they are fully vaccinated and can present their COVID-19 full vaccination card.

  • Online registration will not be required and walk-in visitors are welcome, but each session, which roughly takes 30 minutes, will be limited to at most 20 persons only. Walk-in visitors will be asked to present a valid ID showing their birth date to verify their age.
  • Standard temperature checks will be done upon entry. Persons with a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius and above will not be allowed to enter. Likewise, any person with fever and flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter the venue.
  • Visitors will also be asked to accomplish a health declaration form upon entry. This can be done through the StaySafePH mobile application.
  • Face masks and face shields should be worn inside the premises at all times.
  • Visitors must observe physical distancing of at least two meters between persons who do not belong to the same household.

Visiting schedule is from Tuesday to Saturday, with the morning session starting at 9 AM to 12 PM and the afternoon session starting at 1 PM to 4 PM. Planetarium shows will also be unavailable for the time being.

Opening in 1975, the National Museum Planetarium, was last upgraded back in March 2017, where it unveiled its new full-dome planetarium projector as well as its new Goto hybrid projector, the first of its kind in the Philippines. 

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