Field Trip at Children’s Playground, Museum of the Filipino People and National Museum

A few Sundays ago, we had our first field trip for our new school year! We went to Manila City and visitedRizal Park. The kids saw the giant map of the Philippines up close and then we dropped by Children’s Playground. For just a minimal fee of 10 pesos each, we were able to enter and enjoy the park. It was surprisingly clean and a fun place filled with lots of colorful animals and dinosaurs! There were lots of slides for the kids and shady open space for picnic. A good place for the family to enjoy a hot summer day!

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We then trooped to National Museum which is a block away from the park. We first went inside the Museum of the Filipino People. Since it was a Sunday, the entrance was free!

The museum was 4 floors and full of different kinds of exhibit. It was filled with artifacts and information. There was a section about the Filipino people too.  We started around 10am and finished around 1130am. We could have stayed longer had it not been my kids were already hungry!

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Afterwards, we had lunch at nearby Wendy’s then went to the National Museum. Entrance was also free since it was a Sunday. We were welcomed by the huge painting of Juan Luna, the Spolarium and every other painting in the whole building was just worth visiting. It was an artful afternoon for us!

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Here are 2 of my personal favorites from the museum.

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The visit to the museums turned out better than what I expected. I do encourage you to visit these places with your children, especially ages 7 and above, to fully enjoy the paintings and museums exhibits.