May 16, 2018

In anticipation of its opening on Friday which coincides with the International Museum Day celebration, the National Museum of Natural History unveils a 360° Virtual Tour of their premises.

Shell Centennial Courtyard featuring the “Tree of Life” elevator

The virtual tour features the Shell Centennial Courtyard where the DNA helix-shaped elevator called the “Tree of Life” can be found along with gigantic illustrations of wildlife species endemic to the Philippines like the Monkey-eating eagle, the Tamaraw and, the Tarsier, all rendered on banners that cover the depth of three floors.

Hyundai Hall and Group Entrance

The Hyundai Hall and Group entrance with its marble floors and hardwood doors adorned with iron cast grills can also be glimpsed at the preview along with the dome-roofed Megaworld Hall which showcases some portraits of endemic flower species.

Megaworld Hall

Fung Yu, a commercial 360VR Photographer, is behind the virtual tour. He travels all over the country photographing scenic views in different angles. Some of his other panoramic footages include that of some San Sebastian Basilica, Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Sagada Hanging Coffins, and the Sibutu Islands in Tawi-Tawi.

The National Museum of Natural History is set to open its doors to the public on Friday. The edifice which used the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce and later, the Department of Tourism will feature more than 10 galleries that showcase a variety of animal and plant species which can only be found in the country.

You can access the virtual tour of the National Museum of Natural History through http://www.360daily.me/

 

Photos grabbed from the 360 Daily site

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