After more than a year of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Planetarium Exhibition Hall is reopening its doors to the public starting Thursday, July 1.
In a Facebook post by the National Museum of the Philippines on Tuesday, June 29, it announced that only persons aged 15 years old and above will be allowed to enter the planetarium.
Senior citizens who are fully vaccinated will also be accepted upon presentation of their COVID-19 vaccination cards..
Safety protocols will also be strictly enforced. A temperature scan is required upon entry. Visitors with a temperature of 37.5 degrees celsius and above, and those who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter the planetarium.
Visitors are also required to answer the Health Declaration Form before entering the museum. Face masks and face shields must be worn at all times, and social distancing should be observed inside the museum premises.
Planetarium shows are temporarily unavailable but visitors can still enjoy the different galleries inside the Planetarium Exhibition Hall.
The National Planetarium is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for its morning session and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for its afternoon session. Only 20 visitors per 30-minute session is allowed.
Online registration is not required but walk-in visitors must present a valid ID upon entry.
The National Planetarium, along with the National Museum of Fine Arts (formerly called the National Art Gallery), the National Museum of Natural History (formerly called the Museum of Natural History), and the National Museum of Anthropology (formerly called the Museum of the Filipino People) were closed to the public in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The other three museums reopened on June 19, 2021. – Rappler.com
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