Children's Discovery Museum (Bangkok)
- For the museum in San Jose, California with the same name, see Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
The museum, which is targeted at children, opened in 2001 on the northern edge of the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The museum has eight different sections in three buildings, providing hands on experience into science, nature, culture and society.
At the Culture and Society Gallery,there are realistic displays of traditional drums, languages and folk music from Thailand and other parts of the world. There is a small music room for practice. The Technology Gallery demonstrates technology such as electricity and appliances, auto engines, and radio and television production.
In the second building "Sairoong", is the big backyard, creative library and auditorium.
In the third building "Chakkravan", the Nature and Environment gallery which teaches children about living species and biodiversity.
On Sunday, 19 Sept, 2010, the Museum was closed, due to financial and operational management issues. Extensive redevelopment and modernisation has been recommended by a working committee set up by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration with a target of reopening parts of the Museum in late 2012/early 2013. Financing for the redevelopment project is currently being sought.
- "Bangkok:Children's Discovery Museum". Thailand Guidebook. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2008.
- Bangkok Post. 14 July 2012 http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/302392/children-museums-getting-back-on-track. Retrieved 16 August 2012. Missing or empty
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