The museum is located inside Queen Sirikit Park and was established under the royal initiative of Her Majesty the Queen, in her realizing the significance of creating a pleasurable learning process for Thai children. Based on the Bangkok Metropolitan Administrations children and family activities, the Childrens Discovery Museum took shape in the form of 3 exhibition buildings and an open-air activity ground covering a total area of 5 rai. The construction was completed in 2001 and undertaken under the project to celebrate the 60th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen.
The museum offers exhibitions as well as funny activities for children to enjoy and learn about human life, sciences, culture and society, nature and the environment, including an exhibition in honour of Her Majesty the Queen.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Address: Kamphaeng Phet 4 Rd
Tel : 0 2615 7333 ext. 102, 134, 148
Fax: 0 2615 7847
To get there: Take the Skytrain to Mo Chit, then walk to the building opposite the Chatuchak Weekend Market.
By car: Expressway Khampaeng 1 Road, then Khampaeng 2 Road. Beware of one-way traffic and crowds around the Weekend Market.
Open: Weekdays 09.00-17.00, Weekends 10.00-18.00
Admission: Children: 50฿, Adults: 70฿; discount with annual membership.
Misc.: Best times to visit are early mornings and afternoons on weekdays, to avoid school groups.
Website : www.bkkchildrenmuseum.com
Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Railway Museum.