By Peeranut P., Sanook.com
GOOD news for children and astronomy buffs, the Bangkok Science Museum and Planetarium is reopening tomorrow (June 20) after being shut for a long spell due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sanook.com reported.
However the reopening will be under the New Normal structure with there being strict measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The number of observatory seats at the hugely popular planetarium has been cut to only 100 from the full capacity of 280 to reduce audience congestion.
The planetarium show schedule is as follows:
General public (no reservation required):
- Tues: 10:00 (EN) / 11:00 / 15:00
- Wed: – Friday: 11:00 / 15:00
- Sat-Sun: 10:00 / 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00
Educational institution (must book at 02-391-0544, 02-392-1773):
- Tues: 10:00 (EN) / 13:00 / 14:00
- Wed: – Fri. 10:00 / 13:00 / 14:00
- Sat- Sun: 10:00
Admission fee is as follows:
- English round tickets (Tuesday 10 a.m. only): Children / adults: 30/50 baht;
- Thai language tickets: Children / adults: 20/30 baht.
The show is divided into two parts as follows:
- Observing stars: 30 minutes;
- Full-dome movie: 20 minutes.
The monthly star shows till the end of the current financial year are the following:
- June – Before Flying;
- July – New Horizon;
- August – Wonders of the Universe;
- September – From the World to the universe.
Planetarium Opening times: Closed on Mondays and public holidays. Other days open from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Location: 928 Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, next to Ekamai BTS station.
Top: The hugely popular Bangkok planetarium. Photo: Sanook.com