By Morgan Thanarojpradit
The planetarium dome is 20.60 m in diameter, 13 m high, and can hold up to 450 seats. The planetarium uses a Mark IV Zeiss projector which was the first installation of a large planetarium projector in Southeast Asia.
Although it cannot compare with the latest science museums in Europe, it still is an excellent place for families looking for informative and fun activities.
The admission fee is B30 per adult and B20 per child or student. English language shows are every Tuesday at 10am and cost an additional B30 per child and B50 per adult.
Do forgive the poor signage. Some buildings can be challenging to find but feel free to ask the staff who are more than happy to direct you to the right place.
Tuesday - Sunday from 9am - 4.30pm and closes on Monday.
How to get there
Take the BTS Skytrain to Ekkamai BTS Station. Take Exit No 2, turn around and walk toward the Ekkamai Bus Terminal. The Bangkok Science Museum and Planetarium will be on the left.
Bangkok Science Museum and Planetarium. 928 Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110. 02 391 0544. www.facebook.com/ScienceCenterForEducation