Bangkok planetarium

For families or science and astronomy enthusiasts, the Planetarium & Science Museum in Bangkok is the ideal place to spend a pleasant afternoon discovering many interesting things.

The center is spread over four buildings, but the planetarium, the oldest in Thailand, is especially popular. You can “travel into space”, retracing all the stages of the exploration of the universe, from the first moon landing to the last probes sent to Mars, thanks to interactive exhibitions and a weekly show in English. Although the facilities are somewhat outdated, the shows and exhibitions make extensive use of modern technologies, with amazing visual and sound effects.

The experience is also made magical by the atmosphere of the interior: images of the universe are projected on the ceiling of the central dome, giving you the impression of walking among the stars and planets!

In the sections of the science museum and the aquarium, you can “come back down to earth” to explore the world of animals and plants, starting with prehistoric dinosaurs up to marine biology, passing through interesting exhibitions dedicated to the world of insects, plants, robots and modern technology, etc. There are also several playgrounds for children. There are also several playgrounds for children where they can have fun in complete freedom.

Visit plan

Show programs divided into two parts: presentation of the stars in the sky between dusk and dawn, and multi-vision slideshows whose program changes every month.

Science and Technology Building: It presents on 4 floors a permanent exhibition on the basics of human life, where visitors can do experiments and tests, and interact with the objects on display. For example, the first floor presents the world of science, satellite communications and the miracle of laser light. The second floor opens up the world of energy, the history of time measurement and robot technology.

The nature and environment building: It presents permanent exhibitions using various and modern media. Visitors can learn by participating in activities inside the exhibition on six floors. Floors 3 to 8 start with prehistory and fossils, then man and the environment, natural disasters, the world of insects, the Discovery Room cyberclub and natural heritage.

Construction of the Underwater world: Shows the evolution of aquatic animals and many species of magnificent fish.

Sports Science Exhibition: Shows the importance of our body, the history of sports science, knowledge of exercise and tests of the body’s abilities. Outdoor exercise equipment includes an artificial climbing wall, which allows you to test different parts of the body.

The center has also organized trainings, demonstration conferences, excursions and sporting events, as well as regular activities on important days for students and the general public.

How to get to the planetarium

Bangkok Planetarium & Science Museum is located on Sukhumvit Road, a short walk from Ekkamai skytrain Station. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 16:30.

The entrance to the planetarium and the museum is very cheap: the price is 30 baht for adults and 20 baht for children. If you want to attend the planetarium show, you have to pay an additional fee of 30 baht for children and 50 baht for adults.

928 Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

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