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Description

Snake Farm, Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI), The Thai Red Cross Society was established on November 22, 1923 by Dr. Leopold Robert who is the first Director of Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute. This Snake Farm is the second oldest snake farm in the world where is located between the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute and National Blood Center, The Thai Red Cross Society, comfortable to visit because of located centrally near other great attractions. Snake Farm is one of the Bangkok’s attractions for tourists that is recommended by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and famous various media channels such as National Geographic, TripAdvisor, etc.

In the past, there are varieties of venomous snakes causing casualties in man and animal in Thailand and imported antivenine serum was not effective for treatment of snakebite in Thailand. The initiative of Dr. Leopold contributions from foreigners residing in this country were requested for building a Snake Farm on the QSMI’s area to look after and extract venom from snakes for produce anti-venom to treat snakebite patient. Nowadays, Snake Farm is also one of institute to educate the correct information about snake, snake venom, and snakebites first aids to people and visitors, to study, and make research about snake and snake venom.

Snake Farm has outdoor and indoor serpentarium area, where are home to diversified snake habitats, widely considered one of the most engaging, educational, and entertaining activities for children living in or visiting Bangkok and appropriate for family activity. This place has a several collection of indigenous Thai snakes and nonindigenous snakes both venomous and non-venomous snakes, including king cobra, monocled cobra, banded krait, Malayan krait, Siamese Russell’s viper, Malayan pit viper, green pit viper, python, rat snake, green anaconda, Sahara horned viper and etc. This serpentarium is safety and has bilingual (Thai-English) description with icon display to inform snake information. Moreover, the Museum on the second floor of Si Maseng Building is featured multimedia displays on the life cycle of snakes, their anatomy, toxicology, mythology and first-aid for snakebite victims.

The highlight is The Venom Extraction Show and The Snakes Handling Show, commentary by knowledgeable host in bilingual (Thai-English) with professional snake handlers.

Open Hours of Snake Farm, QSMI

Monday to Friday: 09:30 A.M. – 03:30 P.M. (last entry 02:30 P.M.)

Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays:  09:30 A.M. – 01:00 P.M. (last entry 12:00 A.M.)

*Due to COVID-19 situation, Snake Farm, QSMI is temporarily closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays.

Show times

Monday to Friday:

- The Venom Extraction Show: 11:00 A.M.

- The Snakes Handling Show: 02:00 P.M.

Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays:

-  The Snakes Handling Show: 11:00 A.M.

*Due to COVID-19 situation, Snake Farm, QSMI is temporarily closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays.

**Due to COVID-19 situation, we do not allow to handle and take a photo with the lovely Burmese Python after the Snake Handling Show finished for Social Distancing. Sorry for your inconvenience.

Location

Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), Rama IV Road, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand

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Days Of Operations

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Times

Mon - Fri 09:30 A.M. – 03:30 P.M. (last entry 02:30 P.M.) Sat - Sun and Public Holidays:  09:30 A.M. – 01:00 P.M. (last entry 12:00 A.M.) *Due to COVID-19 situation, Snake Farm, QSMI is temporarily closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays.

Price

Adult: 200฿
Child: 50฿

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