4D Theatre and Museum in Pampanga
Clark, Pampanga is a location which is full of various areas which tourists like to flock to, but one of the things that make this area unique is its historical roots (since it was a former United States air base and a big part of post-Spanish history) as well as its past which is a big part of the history of not only Pampanga but of the entire country of the Philippines. This rich and interesting history attracts lots of tourists to visit and partake in the rich happenings of Clark.
One of the most exciting and top-rated things to do in Pampanga is to visit the Clark Museum and 4D Theatre which hosts a large collection of the different items that have held influence in Clark’s history, heritage, as well as culture and even Pampanga as a whole. It is not a very large museum but the varied displays of different artifacts, displays, and memorabilia are of good quality and relevance which increases the enjoyability and uniqueness of the museum overall.
The displays in the museum showcase the rich history of Clark in a very intensive manner, making it a really good learning experience especially for individuals who are an interest in World War Two as well as the American occupation, because those are the events the museum mainly focuses on.
Both children and adults will enjoy the museum tour as it is full of many different and interesting facts that will be sure to glue most to the tour guide as he or she is talking because while you walk through the hallways of the Clark Museum, you will definitely feel as if you are taking a walk through time and back in the history of Pampanga and the Philippines.
This museum definitely gives meaning to the phrase “small but powerful” because while it isn’t very impressive in size, the contents and displays of the museum are just as good, if not better, than some large-scale museums because of how informative and in-depth everything is. Though it is housed on only two floors, the content the museum provides certainly packs a punch. Don’t think that all the museum has is war based history and the American occupation because they also have displays on the ancient lives of people in the Philippines and the pre-colonial period, not just the recent events during and after the revolution although they do specialize in military history. It isn’t just man made history, however, because they also have photos, displays, and aftermath and during pictures of the Mt. Pinatubo explosion, one of the greatest natural occurrences not just in the Philippines but in the entire world.
Another great plus is that you can take some souvenirs and memorabilia home because the Museum happens to have a gift where you can choose from various trinkets in order to help you remember Clark, Pampanga and the province’s very interesting history and heritage.
Parking is free and the entrance to the museum costs 100 pesos for both boys and men. Women can be pleased with the fact that their entrance to the museum is absolutely free because of the Gender and Development program which is taking place in Clark, so be sure to take advantage of this amazing deal and visit the wonders the Clark Museum has to offer.
The Clark Museum is open from 9am to 4pm from Tuesdays to Sundays and is located at the Clark Parade Grounds near the Angeles and Clark Airport, Philippines.
If you would like to know more about the Clark Museum and 4D Theatre, you can do so by calling their available number at tel:045-599 2854,
But another popular showcase that Clark has to offer the world is the 4D Theater, located right beside the Clark Museum for ash access. It is a 48-seater theater with very comfortable chairs that will make you feel as if you’re sitting back, relaxing and having a massage all while you watch a movie. But this movie showing is not your typical movie at all, it is the documentary titled Risen from the Ashes which is a title based on the large downpour of ashes which came from the infamous eruption of Mt. Pinatubo back in 1991, a natural occurrence which shook not only the entire Luzon but also the Philippines and even the entire world. The documentary lasts twenty minutes and viewers will get the chance to experience the very eruption of the Mt. Pinatubo through the use of the theater’s effects which will make you feel as if you’ve lived the event itself. And another great plus is that you can experience this amazing showcase for a low price of 100 pesos.
The Clark Museum and 4D Theatre, located beside one another, are certainly a must see when in Clark or in Pampanga because they both provide a nice showcase of Clark’s heritage and history which helps those who visit better understand the past and present of the province, the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and how the citizens of Pampanga rose and eventually recovered after experiencing such a life changing event, the happenings during the American occupation and world war as well as the ancient history of the people in the Philippines. Overall, a visit to these locations is very educational and informative and will help those who drop by getting a better grasp on how amazing Clark really is, both in the past and in the present.
Clark Museum and 4D Theatre
Address: Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Telephone: (045) 599 2832