Pansamantalang magsasara ang National Planetarium sa publiko sa kadahilanang damay ang gusali nito sa development plan ng National Parks Development Committee (NPDC).
“There are times in the life of a beloved institution where a long chapter has to be brought to a close in order to start a new one, for a new contemporary world and a new set of generations of Filipinos,” saad sa pahayag ng National Museum of the Philippines ngayong Lunes.
“We are sad to retire the old building, which has in its own way been a landmark in Manila and a pillar of the National Museum of the Philippines as a whole, but we are excited and motivated to work to deliver a new facility that will breathe new life into the National Planetarium as a beloved institution,” dugtong pa nito.
Ang gusali ng planetarium ay binuksan noong 1975.
Nangako naman ang pamunuan ng National Museum na ang magiging bagong tahanan ng planetarium ay magiging world-class at makakapagsilbi sa publiko sa mahabang panahon.