Site logo

--- Advertisement ---

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Creative Learning: Children’s Discovery Museum, Chatuchak

The Children’s Discovery Museum in Chatuchak, which re-opened in January 2015 after lengthy renovations, offers a fun day of exploration and play for children ages 1 to 12. The focus is on learning through doing, so kids are encouraged to experiment with hands-on equipment and interactive displays.

The museum features zones in three buildings with over 7,000 square metres of space; each zone is geared for a particular age range. In the Rainbow Building, babies and toddlers can play in the Big Backyard, a soft and sensory play area. Catering to kids ages 3 to 6, Rainbow Town is a faux town where children can pretend to take on certain occupations, such as pilot and mechanic; and Nature Playground offers climbing structures for free play.

The main Thor Tawan building also features a wide range of creative activities. On the ground floor, the Creative Science zone allows kids to experiment with various scientific principles, from sound and classical mechanics to energy, movement and wind. Dino Detective, accessed via a dinosaur’s mouth, is a great space where kids can run around and touch every display. One exhibit has children pretending to feed interactive dinosaur heads that let them know with a roar whether they’ve made a choice offering. The dinosaur zone opens up onto a large outdoor mock excavation site where kids can dig for missing dinosaur bones to complete giant puzzles. Other ground floor zones include the Art Studio and Junior Thai Kitchen.

The upper level zones in Thor Tawan are geared for older children. On the first floor, you’ll find Our Friends, an exhibit about cultures around the world, with an augmented reality exhibit that lets kids don different costumes from around the world; Incredible Me, which is all about human anatomy; Amazing Vision, granting a new perspective on things; and Inventor’s Club, where kids can learn how inventions come to be. Ascend another flight of stairs to the Kid’s Playhouse, Wonder Building and Build Our City zones.

After a couple hours of edutainment, children will be ready to play outside and let off some energy. And the museum’s 3,000 square metre Outdoor Activity Zone is likely to be their favourite part of the day! Here, kids can explore the multi-level Jungle Adventure climbing frame and tree house, and play with slides, a tunnel, nets and a suspension bridge; run around the Water Play park, cooling off with water jets, rain showers and fountains; or play with manual water pumps, manipulating water flow down various flumes.

Museum admission is free. There are lots of staff, some speaking English, on hand to explain how things work and ensure safety. Some exhibits are already in need of maintenance. All in all, however, it was a day of casual and fun learning, with the bonus of dashing across the street to Chatuchak market for a bite and bit of browsing in the fish and small pets section.

The museum is located near JJ Mall, close to the entrance of Queen Sirikit Park; on-site parking is available. For more info, including a map, operating hours and visitor tips, click here.

Pssst... like what you're reading?

Join our community and never miss an event, post or update!

Just enter your email address below:

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Follow Us!

Upcoming Events

BimBi Italiani – Imparando L’Italiano

BimBi Italiani Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

ANNOUNCEMENT: ENROLLEMENT OPEN FOR "IMPARANDO L'ITALIANO"- JANUARY - JUNE 2024.For Italian-native speaker in , , BimBi Italiani has now opened the enrollment for the “Imparando L'Italiano"  weekly Italian language  courses […]

฿8400 – ฿9000

Siam Center – Year of the Dragon

Siam Center 979 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Subdistrict, Pathumwan District,, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Siam Center Year of the Dragon "A Celebration of Luck, Love & Prosperity", celebrating 50th anniversary with year-long festivities! . World-class collaboration of “SIAM CENTER x Ken Kelleher” Creating Dragon […]

Please Contact

Playmondo – Dragon Workshops

Playmondo 2nd Floor, 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan,, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand +3 more

Join us this February at Playmondo for a roaring good time! ⁣ Let your little ones embrace the Year of the Dragon with daily dragon coloring and weekend dragon mask […]

Please Contact

Playville – Monthly Schedule February 2024

Playville 8/3 Klang Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon , Thailand, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Monthly Schedule February 2024 Slide for more information = Booking > Line @Playville : https://lin.ee/2i61Qnx

Please Contact

Scenario & Rachadalai – Matilda The Musical

MuangThai Ratchadalai Theatre 99 Esplanade Shopping Center, Ratchadaphisek Road, Din Daeng Subdistrict, Din Daeng District,, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

“Matilda The Musical”, a world-class fantasy musical with the ultimate story and spectacular production guaranteed by more than international 101 awards, is coming to Thailand for the first time! 21 […]

Please Contact
Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

Get the latest kid and family-friendly activities and events in your inbox every Thursday! No spam, guaranteed.

More information

You May Also Like...

Songkran Camps for Kids in Bangkok

With the Songkran school holidays just around the corner, and summer not far on the horizon, many parents will be keen to find fun and rewarding activities for their children

DIY Easter cookies in an Easter cup

Awesome DIY Easter Snacks For Kids

Easter is almost upon us, eggs are getting ready to be painted and hidden and Easter baskets are being dusted off ready for the annual egg hunt. By now, I