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    Bangkok Science Museum & Planetarium, great day-trip.

    Really great place to go for a day with a kid.

    Just next to Ekamai BTS station. Actually just next to Ekamai bus station.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ba...!4d100.5827043

    Big complex with a great planetarium. The shows are on at 10am, 2pm and 3pm.

    One English one per week, on Tuesday at 10am. The rest are in Thai.

    Closed on Mondays and holidays.
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    The usual trick of parking the car in Big C Saphan Kwai and getting the BTS downtown didn't see too smart for some reason.



    A KFC later and thankfully was all cleared up for the 100 meter dash to the BTS.


    Get off at Ekamai, 50 meter stroll past Ekamai bus station, try not to fall down the holes in the pavements or be knocked down by the variety of motorized vehicles using them, and hey presto.









    30b+20b for the tickets.

    No foreigner price, so you don't have to jump up and down shouting about how you've been here 10 years in incomprehensible Thinglish.


    Planetarium is over there.

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    Lunar Module looks a bit cruder than imagined.







    The angles did look a bit off.

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    Bought this 30cm model for 200b, will probably end up smashed in the bin when I have a hissyfit after Mercury glues itself to Saturn and the stem for Venus snaps in two after 3 hours of trying to put the fiddly fookin' thing together.



    The FD 6502 from Chiang Mai missed the runway a bit.



    Exhibitions in the exhibition buildings. Separate to the Planetarium building.


    In the Planetarium:



    Lots focused on the Zodiac, oddly enough.



    You're here:









    Lots of good interactive displays to risk possible electrocution on.


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    Part of a meteorite, I imagine.



    Help us out Nev bud.



    Controls to female happiness, stage one.





    Got me a middle one. Looking forward to heading for Chiang Mai and the northern hills in 2 months or so.


    Into the big Planetarium show.

    Unfortunately no photographs allowed.

    At the start as people were coming in.





    The 50 minute show was absolutely amazing and exceeded all expectations.

    Massive fly-bys of Mars, Jupiter, going through the rings of Saturn, being on the surface of comets etc. Jaw dropping stuff.

    If anybody can find a video of it online it would be great to see it again.

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    Out and into the equally impressive interactive Science Museum and exhibition halls. Separate tickets. Same price. Total of 50b for adult and child.

    Press a button and the massive engine comes to life.



    Fishlocker would straight out orgasm.





    80 out of 90 isn't bad. Though felt that she was holding me back.



    Don't fancy a Thai strapping me into that and then prodding away at the control buttons.

    Luckily it was closed off.








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    For some reason this was the favorite.







    Can be a submariner.






    Multi Ahoy!!

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    Spinning mirror things.











    Is that a massive real life version of the boardgame Mousetrap??





    You better believe it muthafookah!

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    Checking out Tezza's balcony for when I cash-out me Bitcoins.


    Upstairs and across The Goldengate.





    Mother-in-Law showed up.







    You know that Momo was lurking somewhere.

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    Sybil on the left.







    The remains of the staff's lunch, I presume.

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    Into the Robot room.















    Knew I should have paid more attention in Electrical Engineering class.

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    Billie Jean is not my lovaaah.



    Aquatic Life building was locked up.



    Trying to reach the exit without spotting the shop was an exercise in futility.



    As was trying to average 5kph on the way home.


    Great place, great day, insanely cheap.

    Well recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    the car






    we all know its a farking taxi

    Looks very educational.. cheers

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    Look like it has been update. Took my kids there 20 years ago and they were not impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    we all know its a farking taxi

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    A day trip more for the Dad then the Sprogette?

    Not many there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonton View Post
    Look like it has been update. Took my kids there 20 years ago and they were not impressed.
    Yup, fully renovated in 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    A day trip more for the Dad then the Sprogette?

    Not many there?
    The planetarium show was packed, as was the queue for the 3pm show when we were exiting the 2pm one. A good few people around the science and exhibition halls, but they're so big and spacious that it was no problem getting to whichever interactive display you wanted to try and break.

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    Great learning outing for the little one, Lu....

    Cheers!!


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    Photos aren't allowed during the show, so these are some google image ones.

    Obviously you're lying back and have a full 360 degree view of it.







    50 minute show. The fly-through the rings of Saturn was probably the highlight.


    Well worth the 30 baht ( ) if you happen to be passing through Ekamai at 2 or 3pm.

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    The one great thing Pattaya has over Bangkok is the plethora of kids play areas attached to drinking establishments.

    There, Ive said it

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    ^Heh...

    @Luigi - why is that lil girl always following you around? Are you related to her? Heh...

    Nice pics, looks like a fun & "edutaining" place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    @Luigi - why is that lil girl always following you around?
    Pocketed her Kitty wallet one day in the 7 and she's been trying to get it back ever since.

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    Sprogette is lucky to have a papa like you. Great learning experience for her. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    why is that lil girl always following you around?




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