A Night at the Museum in Thailand
Seventeen places of interest and museums in Bangkok and further afield are collaborating with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to encourage local and foreign tourists to experience a whole new way of enjoying Thailand’s history and culture.
From 16-18 December, 2016, the participating venues will play their part in a ‘Night at the Museum’ project by extending their opening hours until 21:00 Hrs. or in some cases 22:00 Hrs. This is the seventh year of the Night at Museum event, which is popular with Thais and locals looking to get more out of Thailand’s many attractions.
Joining the list of 17 museums and places of interests that will be open until 21.00 Hrs. are:
• Dusit Zoo in Bangkok will host a night safari that gives you the chance to see the animals at night as well as visit the elephant kraal that once housed the first royal elephant of King Rama IX.
• Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall will feature a special exhibition about the King Rama IX and his amazing work in building foreign relations an enhancing Thailand’s reputation.
• Police Museum in Parusakawan Palace highlights an exhibition about King Rama IX and offers a palace tour at night.
• Bangkok Planetarium offers activities and an underwater world exhibition, as well as the chance to learn about King Rama IX’s creative talents.
• National Aviation Museum of the Thai Air Force is holding workshops for visitors to learn how to make impressive paper planes.
• Silapa Rattanakosin Resources Center and Sai Suddha Nobhadol Building Museum at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University are holding a special exhibition about the Chakri dynasty as well as workshops on garland making and demonstrations of fresh flower crafts by the ladies of the palace.
• The Queen’s Gallery (by Bangkok Bank) features exhibition on Bualuang paintings and paintings that tell the story of the 70 year reign of King Rama IX.
• Coin Museum and Treasury Department of Thailand is putting on a special art workshop and coin exhibitions.
• National Memorial near Don Muang features light and sound exhibition on paintings about Thai history, and includes illuminated lights all over the buildings accompanied by royal music and songs.
• Pipit Banglamphu: Local Heritage Museum his hosting concerts of royal music as well as art and craft workshops.
• King Prajadhipok Museum is opening to visits to show off “seven wonders” and showing movies about the reigns of King Rama VII and King Rama IX.
• Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Centre features an exhibition about the King Rama IX, (until 19 Hrs).
Museums and places of interest which are open until 22 Hrs include:
• Museum Siam in Bangkok highlights ‘Night at the Museum’ exhibition about the King Rama IX, royal cuisine and the King’s favorite dishes and special talks and screening of royal movies
• Art in Paradise, Bangkok highlights the Contributor King and Postcards of the Father exhibitions. Visitors with a Muse Pass will get free entry for two people.
• Museum of Natural History, Chulalongkorn University highlights exhibition on rare royal photos taken by His Majesty the late King; and exhibition about animals under the Royal Patronage.
• Regional Observatory for the Public at Chachoengsao highlights special exhibition about the King and Thai Astronomy and offers stargazing activities.
• Regional Observatory for the Public at Nakhon Ratchasima has a special exhibition on the Thai Kings’ passions for astronomy and will be showing informative films.