There’s a vast universe of educational and entertaining things to do at Bangkok Planetarium. Better yet, this is one interstellar expedition that doesn’t require spending at warp-drive levels: it’s an affordable day out for the whole family.
The facility – part of Thailand’s National Science Centre for Education – is divided into two main sections, planetarium and science exhibition centre.
The planetarium presents three or four shows a day, each about one hour long. Be aware, however, only one English-language show is available during the week, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Yet with its new digital projectors, digital theatre system and aurora-themed décor, the planetarium is an audio-visual extravaganza regardless of narration language. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy stargazing amid high-definition, 360-degree visuals and thrilling surround-sound effects.
Before or after your planetarium experience, explore the science exhibition centre’s ‘New Horizon’ concept. You can move at your own pace through demonstrations, exhibitions and interactive installations covering not only space-related matters but also Earth-bound subjects such as dinosaurs, insects, underwater life and more.
Bangkok Planetarium is at BTS SkyTrain – Ekkamai Station, only 15 minutes from Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.