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10 Last Minute Summer Spots!

School is starting very soon. Want to squeeze in some fun experiences before classes officially start? We got you covered!

Why not make a short stop to a museum to fuel your thirst for knowledge and stock up on more selfies and Instagram-worthy portraits?

Go grab your barkada or the whole family and go on a last-minute adventure! Have a fun, historical, and artsy journey in these 10 museums around Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao!


Photos and information from Pinto Art Museum, Awesome in Manila, Trip Advisor and PhWeekly.


Known for its Santorini feel and laidback ambiance, this little-known museum houses impressive paintings and sculptures of Alab Pagarian, Stephanie Lopez, and many of our local talents.

Address: No. 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights, Antipolo City, Philippines
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Tuesdays to Sundays
Admission fee: ?150 for adults*
Contact: +63 2 697 1015


Photos and information from Mind Museum, and Trip Advisor.


Witness science come alive and enjoy extraordinary exhibits at the first world-class Science Museum in the Philippines.

Address: JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Philippines
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Tuesdays to Sundays
Admission Fee: ?600 for Adults* | ?450 for Children and Private School Students* | ?150 for Public School Students and Teachers with valid school ID* | Senior Citizen rebate will be given at the gate upon presentation of ID*
Contact: +63 2 909 6463 /


Photos and information from, Trip Advisor and Intrepid Wanderer.


What better way to know more about our previous presidents than to pay them a visit at the Presidential Museum and Library? You can also check out little trinkets, articles of clothing, and other presidential memorabilia.

Address: 2/F Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang, Jose P. Laurel Street, San Miguel, Manila
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Reservations are required)
Admission Fee: ?50 for adults* | ?30 for students, senior citizens, and PWDs*
Contact: +63 2 748 4296 loc. 4649 /


Photos and information from Trip Advisor and What Michael Likes.


The Shoe Capital of the country also has a smaller and more specialized museum known for the assortment of shoe-shaped objects, traditional footwear from different countries, and a life-sized diorama depicting the art of shoe making in Marikina. What fascinate people the most are the footwear that used to belong to some really famous celebrities, singers, and renowned personalities like Imelda Marcos, Joseph Estrada and Miriam Defensor Santiago. The museum is also home to the Guinness record holder of the largest shoe in the world.

Address: J.P. Rizal Street, Barangay San Roque, Marikina City, Philippines
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Mondays to Sundays
Admission fee: ?50*
Contact: +63 2 646 2368 loc. 208


Photos and information from Cebu Happywold Museum and Adrenaline Romance.


Similar to Manila’s Art in Island, this place is also packed with incredible 3D paintings, cut-outs, and optical illusions. Invite your family and friends to take amusing photos and have make-believe adventures inside the Cebu Happyworld Museum.

Address: Lot 2-A-3, Barangay Gabi, Cordova, Cebu, 6000
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Mondays to Sundays
Admission Fee: ?400 for 19 years old and above* | ?300 for 4 to 18 years old*
Contact: +63 32 236 3261


Photos and information from Trip Advisor and Around the Philippines.


This small museum is an often overlooked tourist destination, but it surely is an interesting place to visit. It offers pictures and remnants of historic artifacts like skulls, jars, and a diorama of an old cave. There are also models of churches around the province and a dioramic explanation of how the majestic Chocolate Hills were formed. This place will take you to the past of this beautiful province.

Address: Carlos P. Garcia Avenue | Old Capitol Complex, Tagbilaran City
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 11:50 PM and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM from Mondays to Sundays
Admission Fee: ?10 for adults* | ?5 for children*


Photos and information from Explore Iloilo, and My Beautiful Iloilo.


Museo De Iloilo is a venue for art appreciation and culture-enriching education. Inside the museum are fossils, swords, and spears of the Mondo tribe of Panay, and the permanent exhibit showing an Ati family. Other artifacts are statues, burial urns, blue and white ceramics, prehistoric tools, a tableau of the Last Supper.

Address: President Roxas, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Mondays to Saturdays and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sundays
Admission Fee: ?50 for adults* | ?15 for students with IDs*
Contact: +63 33 337 2986


Photos and information from and Choose Philippines.


Subangan Provincial Museum is an interactive, state-of-the-art museum that features treasured relics, photos, videos, interactive visuals, documents, and textiles from Davao Oriental. It showcases the rich cultural and historical heritage as well as the natural beauty and bounty of the province. At the main hall of the exhibit is Davor the whale. An impressive 53-feet fossilized remains of a 20-ton sperm whale found at the coast of General Generoso. Davor is considered the largest whale in the country.

Address: 8200, Brgy. Datu Martin Marundan, Mati City Davao Oriental
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Mondays to Sundays
Admission Fee: ?50 for adults* | ?20 Senior Citizens and Davao Oriental Residents* | ?10 students and children*
Contact: +63 916 553 4347


Photos and information from tripadvisor, Xavier University and About Cagayan de Oro.


Are Philippine legends and myths your thing? Then you have to visit Museo de Oro! As the country’s first folkloric museum, it portrays the creation stories of ethnic groups like the Ifugao, Tagalog, and Ibaloi. It also showcases the fossilized remains of a Stegodon found in Misamis Oriental and relics from the Spanish, Japanese, and American periods.

Address: Corrales Avenue, 9000 Cagayan de Oro
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Tuesdays to Sundays
Admission Fee:  ?60 for Xavier University students and alumni* | ?70 for others*
Contact: +63 88 858 3116


Photos and information from tripadvisor, and Davao City by Battad.


Museo Dabawenyo or the Museum of the People of Davao is also a heaven for the history buffs and art junkies. It has a rich collection of the best and most prominent handicrafts Davao is known of. You can check out galleries of arts, crafts, paintings, wood carvings, musical instruments, weapons, miniature houses, chairs, and crowns used by Muslim people predominantly found in the Southern Philippines. There’s also an assortment of olden day clothes, bills (money), musical notes, porcelains and a lot more.

Address: Andres Bonifacio Rotunda, Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur
Schedule: Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Tuesdays to Sundays
Admission is FREE
Contact: +63 222 6011


*Entrance fee prices may vary per season. Please contact the museum for an updated list of their admission fees.