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Schedule of Visits:

Entrance is PhP 20.00/head and by appointment. The Philippine Science Heritage Center is open M-F, 9am-4pm. For reservation,
please inquire at:

The NAST Secretariat . 2F Philippine Science Center Bldg., DOST Complex, Bicutan, Taguig, MM
Tel nos.: (02)838-7766, (02)837-2071 loc 2171
Fax no.: (02) 837-3170
email address: secretariat@nast.ph or nast@dost.gov.ph

(Look for Mr. Ferdie Gutlay)






The Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC) or SALINLAHI (meaning "heirloom of a generation") was conceptualized and established to serve as a resource center of significant contributions of Filipinos in the world of science. It is also a commitment of the Science Community to bring science and technology closer to the public, and eventually, to promote a strong science and technology culture in the country. It was inaugurated last 14th December 1998 as the contribution of the National Academy of Science and Technology to the Philippine Centennial Celebrations.

As a prime science center of the Government, Salinlahi documents and displays the works, ideas, and other scientific achievements of Filipino scientists who have helped improve the quality of human lives and significantly contributed to the worldwide advancement of science and technology. Through educational and informative materials such as books, booklets, leaflets, brochures, videos, and the like, Salinlahi helps enhance science awareness in the public and contributes to enhancing science education in the country.

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"The Philippine Science Heritage Center (Salinlahi) is a convergence of our culture's most creative, inventive and important contributions to science. Salinlahi is a legacy for Filipinos to come."

Moreso, through special seminars, lectures, fora, and similar activities with scientists as speakers, Salinlahi envisages that the public will have a better understanding and appreciation of various scientific contributions the Philippines has made to the world of science. Students are also encouraged and motivated to pursue a career in science in the hope that they too will be able to make significant and perhaps more important contributions to S&T and the humanity.

NAST’s Salinlahi  launches new exhibits

A new milestone has been carved for Salinlahi, the Philippine Science Heritage Center, of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Philippines. Its mission has been reaffirmed.

Salinlahi, as PSHC is fondly called, renewed its mission of promoting science culture to the Filipinos through the Launching of New Exhibits on 17 June 2010. Representative Angelo B Palmones of the Alyansa ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan (AGHAM) Partylist graced the event providing insights and inspiration for the scientific community to support endeavors like science museums. Guests included members of the National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines, DOST officials and staff, students, teachers, tour agencies and operators.

New exhibits form an integral part of the Salinlahi, along with renovated older exhibits. Thirty-two (32) backlit panels on the National Scientists compose the Order of the National Scientist section. A centerpiece exhibit focuses on two distinguished National Scientists: Geminiano de Ocampo and Julian Banzon. On the other hand, unique Philippine flora, fauna and microorganisms like the Philippine eagle, jade vine and tarsier, are featured in  the exhibit on biodiversity, coinciding with the United Nation’s declaration of 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity.

Globally-acclaimed coconet and tilapia sex reversal technology are highlighted in the exhibit on Agriculture and Environment. Filipino achievements in medicine and other health-related fields like the Meconium kit are featured in the Health and Wellness section. Quink, Filipino ancient writing called alibata and yoyo are some of the interesting exhibits in the Society and Industry section. Awardees of various DOST councils and Outstanding Young Scientist honorees comprise  the Gallery of Awardees. The Bioteknolohiya! Exhibit presents the principles and products of biotechnology with an imposing 20-ft model of the double helical structure of the DNA as its masterpiece.

PSHC started as a program in 1998 as the contribution of the scientific community to the centennial celebration of Philippine Independence. It was formally launched into a full-blown science museum in 2001 with the enactment of RA 9107. This was a product of the creative mind of National Scientist Benito Vergara, who also championed the creation of IRRI Rice World at the International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Laguna. At present, exhibitions and programs of the Center are approved by NAST – PSHC Working Committee composed of NS Vergara, National Scientist Dolores Ramirez, Academician Evelyn Mae Mendoza, Academician Gavino Trono, Academician Alvin Culaba, Academician Arsenio Balisacan and headed by Academician Jaime Montoya.


Salinlahi (located at the DOST Complex)  is open to the public on Monday to Friday (except holidays)  from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. For appointments, the NAST secretariat can be contacted at 8372071 local 2176. Its website address is http://www.nast.ph/pshc/home.htm.

{Dexter Bautista}






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